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Inner Child work for post breakup depression

Coming out of a long-term relationship can leave us with a lost sense of self, similar to an identity crisis. Our navigation points are shifted and we have no idea where we are or what can possibly come next in our journey. Many of our participants find that this is the right time to begin a self-led therapy practice to reconnect with the authentic self, rediscover our soul journey and find excitement and wonder in putting the pieces together.

The emotions that are felt following a breakup are an echo from our childhood. The primary developmental needs of children follow us into our adulthood and are established in the relationships that we form. This can be seen in relationships where your rational mind has determined that the relationship is no longer serving your adult self, but there is an irrational side of emotion that is holding you in place, hoping for the problems to resolve and for life to get better without the judgement, blame and complication of separation.

How long have you been in a relationship without feeling that you can express your needs or think that you would be understood even if you did? If a relationship negates protection, intimacy and emotional connectedness then complications will arise for one or both of the partners. The attachment theories do not have to be stated in therapy, but the causes will reveal themselves during the work.

The Inner Council Inner Child work allows us to reestablish a confident sense of self, to identify our earliest dreams and step out into the world with fresh eyes to establish a new lifestyle that serves our deepest needs in a healthy way. Inner Child work also allows us to reconnect with aspects of our childhood character through soul retrieval, read more about that here.

If you think that an ongoing personal therapy with your Inner Child is the next step for you, please contact us for a suitable practitioner who can arrange a free online session to discuss your current circumstances and guide you in the right direction.

Click here to visit our Inner Child Workshop page to find out more.