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Becoming a certified Inner Child Practitioner involves a dedication to a continued connection and building upon the trust relationship with you and your inner child. Checking in on a daily basis, journaling and recording interactions with your inner child is fundamental to the process of your own personal development and supportive connection to your inner child. With this in mind you have the personal tools to build towards delivering workshops and supporting practitioners longer-term through mentorship programs.
Is the Inner Child Practitioner Program for me?
Consult your heart, and inner child!
A profound part of the transformational process the Inner Child Workshop enables is a closer relationship to our intuition and inner landscape. If the workshop resonates with a part of you that can envisage this into a dedicated life practice you wish to pursue for yourself, and share with others, then absolutely this program is for you!
This program is great motivation to keep up the inner child practice, receive ongoing guidance and support during your journey, and provides clear opportunities for expanding your own practice into one you can share with others.
An opportunity to share empowerment and powerful integration tools with others may compliment your already growing self holistic toolkit. Whether you are an existing practitioner, or someone who would like to venture deeper on their personal path, this program is open and available to all who have completed the Inner Child workshop.
Prerequisites for The Inner Council Practitioner Program
What do I commit to when I join the program?
- Online and one-to-one study covering the following aspects
- Holding space in the therapeutic environment
- Explaining empathy and metaphor when guiding others
- Managing trauma through trauma informed care
- Understanding regression & guided meditation
- Integrating others’ experiences into your own narrative
- Building a personal dedication to your own path and practice of what becoming an Inner Child Practitioner means for you
- Learning and becoming familiar with the Inner Child Workshop material in readiness for delivering workshops. This includes considerations of group and one-to-one workshop dynamics
How long can I expect the Program to last for?
The practitioner program lasts for around two weeks with online and one-to-one guidance, however, the program is a smaller part of your ongoing commitment to Inner Child work and the clear practical demonstration of your own experiences throughout your personal journey that are shared with your practitioner.
Like with all holistic healing practices, there are no strict timelines with becoming a practitioner; the natural path can take anywhere between 3-6 months (following completion of the Inner Child workshop) for the connection to be nurtured and developed with your inner child and to feel what the mentorship program feels like as a participant. However, this will also depend on personal commitments, circumstances and integrating the practice into your life.
Part of your journey will be to trust; in yourself, intuition and your inner child to what is coming up and how comfortable and confident you are in sharing this practice, firstly with yourself and with others. Once a few instances of natural processing have occurred, an alignment will become apparent that you are ready to share with others, using your experience and intuition as your guide.
When the moment arrives, you will know!
I realize from many cases I’ve dealt with in the past [as a psychologist], people find it difficult to talk about feelings, and therefore understand themselves, due to how language is organized. What I perceived from the experience of inner child work, is that it allows a deeper understanding of feelings, going beyond the need for rationality and confines of language. From this perspective, the workshop offers a great potential for working with clients in a therapy appropriate psychological setting.