Inner Council Workshop Testimonials

The below testimonials have been carefully selected from participants that have expressed something that may resonate with others looking for the benefits of the Inner Child workshop. If you wish to give feedback, you can do so through your personal portal or by clicking here.

EMILY SNIDER - PHILADELPHIA U.S. - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2021

Can you share briefly a bit about your background experience or perceptions with inner child and anything about your journey and inner child practice before doing the course?

Besides doing some guided meditations for inner child work, I had very little exposure to inner child practice prior to the course. Given how much of our beliefs and perception gets formed at a young age, I sensed it was important work to undertake.

Can you share any intentions and goals you had from taking part in the workshop?

I wanted to help my body overcome some health challenges by releasing any stress associated with unmet needs of the inner child.

How did the workshop serve in providing you with new tools and techniques to carry on your practice?

The workshop helped raise my awareness of the presence of the inner child–that any time is a good time to check in and send tenderness and love.

Can you share a little bit about your overall experience of the online workshop?

Amy is an incredibly present and compassionate facilitator. She was really thorough in presenting the material and helped me more deeply understand the different stages of inner child development. The guided inner work of each session was very powerful.

MONA - SAUDI ARABIA - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2021

Can you share briefly a bit about your background experience or perceptions with inner child and anything about your journey and inner child practice before doing the course?

I have not heard about Inner child workshops before. I know that I need to heal from previous failed relationship experience. I know that I need self love but not quite understand which practices that could help.

Can you share any intentions and goals you had from taking part in the workshop?

My goal is to understand and accept myself as I am. Also, to understand my anxiety and how I can better manage it.

How did the workshop serve in providing you with new tools and techniques to carry on your practice?

The workshops provide me with several practices that helped me to connect with my inner child in a deeper way. Also, I have become more aware of my emotions and that was a great thing that helps get more compassionate with my inner child. I want to continue working on my inner child and I feel so excited for the life I am creating now.

Can you share a little bit about your overall experience of the online workshop?

My experience is great. I schedule a time whenever I feel like it. Every session I do practice and get a deep connection with myself. I never felt any judgment or shame. It is a very safe and trusting environment and I am very grateful for this opportunity.

IRIS CAVIEZEL - SWITZERLAND/COLORADO - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2020

Can you share briefly a bit about your background experience or perceptions with inner child and anything about your journey and inner child practice before doing the course?

My first glimpse of true healing of my childhood wounding started about 5 years ago when I found “Inner Relationship Focusing”, a modality that brings awareness to one’s own body, developed by Ann Weiser-Cornell based on Eugene Gendlin’s’ work on whole-body awareness called “Focusing”. The next big step for me occurred only a few months ago when I discovered Margaret Paul’s and Charles Whitfield’s work on “healing the child within” and “inner bonding”. Over several decades I did psychotherapy, mostly talk therapy. It helped a little bit but usually only for a short time, never bringing real and lasting relief and healing. Connecting to my inner child is without a doubt the doorway to the kind of profound healing that I was searching for.

Can you share any intentions and goals you had from taking part in the workshop?

My intention and goal are to live life with this newfound loving connection to my inner child. In that sense, the goal and the daily lived life are one and the same.

How did the workshop serve in providing you with new tools and techniques to carry on your practice?

This was my first healing the inner child workshop and it made me understand, with even more clarity, how meaningful this approach is for me. I’m very inspired to communicate with my inner child on a daily basis, verbally or through writing, really implementing the tools/techniques that this workshop has provided me with. It made me realize that this is a commitment! It requires effort and perseverance as well as patience and kindness towards my inner child.

Can you share a little bit about your overall experience of the online workshop?

I experienced the course as being powerful despite the fact of not meeting in person. Amy transformed our virtual meeting room into a safe, spacious, and amazingly warm space that enabled me to go deeper into my inner process. I was positively surprised by that. I think it would be very beneficial to have a moment of sitting quietly with oneself at the beginning or sometime during the class. Sensing inward, consciously connecting with the body. We live so much in our heads in these modern times and this moment of connecting with the body could help with experiencing sensations and feelings more directly.

How do feel the dynamic of a group contributed to your experience of the workshop?

I find the presence of other participants enriching. It creates a sense of “shared meaning” that is very helpful for me. Also, sharing my inner experience with other people makes it somehow more “real” gives it more gravity and therefore expedites the healing process. I would most definitely welcome an ongoing support group. That would be wonderful.

TILLY - SINGAPORE - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2020

Can you share briefly a bit about your background experience or perceptions with inner child and anything about your journey and inner child practice before doing the course?

I did the 3 sessions of inner child workshop. I had prior experience with psychotherapy. I am under the impression that inner child can be very difficult to process, and to find a method that both suits me and is effective.

Can you share any intentions and goals you had from taking part in the workshop?

I wanted to heal from past pains and be a better human, to live a life truer to myself and on my own terms. I wanted to be conscious, to be self-aware and to live life intentionally.

How did the workshop serve in providing you with new tools and techniques to carry on your practice?

I think the writing practices are very useful. Some of the visualization work really opened the door for me to release some pent up emotions. I think it’s allowed me to access my emotions a little more readily and to know that they are okay. It’s safe to do so and my adult self can guide and allow that.

Can you share a little bit about your overall experience of the online workshop?

I enjoyed the regression and mediation sessions because I cried every time and get to know myself a little bit more. I didn’t expect it to be so effective because I couldn’t get much resources online. I like having a person to talk about life as well. I didn’t feel judged and is thankful about the patience within the practice.

DAVID REICHARD - GERMANY - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2020

Can you share briefly a bit about your background experience or perceptions with inner child and anything about your journey and inner child practice before doing the course?

I have worked with a lot of different modalities and have tried different forms of therapy in the past. Some of that implemented some form of visualization and inner child work (although I had never taken a workshop or therapy that was specifically geared towards inner child only). Also, at the last medicine retreat I attended, I really felt that I had gotten in touch with my inner child through the medicine and since then have wanted to explore the work a little more deeply.

Can you share any intentions and goals you had from taking part in the workshop?

I think it was to feel more of my heart and instincts. It’s easy for me to overthink things and wanted to get more in touch with my gut and my heart.

How did the workshop serve in providing you with new tools and techniques to carry on your practice?

I think the writing practices are very useful. Some of the visualization work really opened the door for me to release some pent up emotions. I think it’s allowed me to access my emotions a little more readily and to know that they are okay. It’s safe to do so and my adult self can guide and allow that.

Can you share a little bit about your overall experience of the online workshop?

I didn’t expect to unleash any emotions from the past. Also, I enjoyed the visualization work. Of course, it would be ideal to do these kinds of things in person but the online experience proved to be a lot more intimate and open than I expected. There’s lots of tools that I can continue to use in the future. Even in the downtime away from the workshop, the process continues to unfold.

How do feel the dynamic of a group contributed to your experience of the workshop?

It was nice to feel the connection and participation even though we were communicating via internet. I felt perfectly safe to open and share with the others.

NATHANIAL - VANCOUVER ISLAND - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2020

Can you share briefly a bit about your background experience or perceptions with inner child and anything about your journey and inner child practice before doing the course?

Before doing the workshop I had read a couple books and found some information online that gave me a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and objectives of inner child work. I understood that there are sub personalities within myself that have their own emotional needs and expectations. The inner child being one of them can be further broken down into different aspects such as the wounded, emotional, angry child. There are also parts of ourselves that get stuck in their development due to emotional trauma. This information gave me a basic framework for exploring and beginning to communicate with these parts of myself. Most of the work I did was emotional release and understanding their needs and wounds.

Can you share any intentions and goals you had from taking part in the workshop?

I came to this workshop because I felt I was missing something in my process as there was so much releasing but little resolution.

How did the workshop serve in providing you with new tools and techniques to carry on your practice?

The workshop definitely helped a great deal as it gave me more tools to effectively communicate to my inner child as well understand how I can more deeply interact with him and fulfill his emotional needs, which lead to major resolutions for these conflicted parts of myself and a greater sense of peace and calm that came as a direct result. I’m finding myself being less triggered in previously challenging situations. When triggers do cause an emotional response I’m finding it much easier to recognize the part of me that’s challenged and just be with it allowing it to be heard and felt which then dissipates the charge.

Can you share a little bit about your overall experience of the online workshop?

The experience was great for me. Amy has a calm and gentleness that radiates clearly and an understanding that shows she’s walking the path herself. I enjoyed our meetings so much and after the first, I was very much looking forward to the next ones. There was much insight, release, resolution, and growth within the sessions. There’s also been much after from continuing with the techniques. It definitely gave me a major missing piece to the puzzle that allowed me to take my own practice further.

MARINA - LONDON - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2020

Over the past year my therapist had been gently introducing me to the idea of being kinder to myself and to think of a tiny vulnerable part of me that could hear me being self-criticising and unkind and suffering from it. It was never a “named” method and I never thought much about it, but now looking back I could see that it was somehow “planting the seeds”.

Then, earlier this year, when I came across the description of this workshop it truly resonated with me – it felt so right, and I was very excited to begin. I went into the workshop with an open mind and an open heart and one of the intentions that I set for myself was to trust the process (because it had come to me at the right time). And how right I was!

The workshop has provided me with an invaluable set of tools and techniques that help me to connect with my inner child, to return to being at one with my intuition, to hear and feel my heart louder and more clearly with every day that passes! It is a beautiful and powerful practice and I could not imagine doing it with anyone else but with Amy! She is an incredibly warm and welcoming person and we connected straight away.

During the workshop, Amy was able to readily offer me options and alternatives if something didn’t quite sit right with me straight away and that was very beneficial to me. The format and the content of the workshop flowed so naturally, and each session absolutely flew by.

If your heart has led you to the workshop, listen to it!

DAVID - GERMANY - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2020

For me the inner child workshop with Amy was an entirely new experience, I had not had any particular background information or knowledge previous to the workshop. However, once or twice have heard briefly about the practice so I was aware that it exists.

Using meditation as a general tool for self-introspection for many years, the inner child workshop added a useful and valuable technique towards my practice. Information was clearly provided and the guided meditation from the workshop is still serving me as an entrance for deep and direct communication with my inner child. By being able to create a space (inside of me) to connect, I can consciously resolve tension and support the healing process we started during the workshop.

My overall experience was very positive and I feel gratitude towards the beautiful souls who shared the workshop space for the two days with me. Amy was a well prepared and competent facilitator and with her accepting, loving and calming attitude she guided us consciously through the different steps and practices. By giving and holding space for sharing and not just following a strict schedule, participants were able to connect with each other and share meaningful insights.

Also, by providing us with printed material and a take-away gift it was easier to take the experience out of the safe and protected workshop space into the at times busy daily life.

I can honestly and sincerely recommend this workshop to anyone open and interested in inner work and healing. It’s a simple and straightforward technique that everyone can learn but at the same time has a lot of power and potential. Just make sure Amy is your guide :).

PATRICIA - PERU - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2020

Years ago I followed a Louise Hays recorded tape on embracing and lovingly supporting my Inner Child. It gave me great comfort and the guided meditation was useful. Following her LEAD to love and take care of my Inner Child was like a door opening!

My intention to participate in this workshop was to gain experience in liberating any stuck or suppressed emotions and experiences, getting to the Core of whatever Beliefs that have kept me stuck whenever I am triggered to feel as though I was still an un-nurtured child hiding behind my hurt and to release this once and for all.

The workshop taught me how to be Creative and to stay Present with my Inner Child by recognizing where her needs were not met. It guided me to Accept and Love Her by connecting and sharing joy, laughter, and love.

This enabled the Adult me to embrace and weave together with the Child me. Only Practice helps in merging the two parts of Me into a whole person, not a Victim of circumstance, by taking responsibility for daily Practice.

ALISON - ENGLAND - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2019

When I first heard about this, I was concerned that really I didn’t have anything to contribute to this, I had a relatively good childhood, and I didn’t have any violence, I didn’t suffer any bad consequences as a child, but now I realise that some of the things that I’ve held as ideas for me, thought about myself, negative thoughts about myself have come from my childhood. For example, I feel like I’m always to blame, I feel like I’ve always got to say sorry to people and I feel guilty, I also feel misunderstood and sometimes I feel very angry that people I can’t vocalise what I want to say. I can remember feeling exactly the same as this when I was a child and I’ve now seem to have carried that forward to adulthood. I’m still going over the same issues as I was when I was a child. So being able to talk about this with Amy was a revelation really, because it wasn’t something that I’d have imagined had made a difference to my life, but I think it clearly has.

So, Amy and I talked about listening to our Inner Child, and going into ourselves, listening to what the Inner Child, what anxieties of the Inner Child has, being able to talk about that, being able to ensure the Inner Child that everything is ok. So through a structure of mediation and talking I can now return to that feeling, I can reassure my Inner Child that everything is safe and everything is OK and I can be assured that those feelings aren’t true and that’s not what makes me the way I am, it’s just something that I’ve believed in for all these years, so I now have a structure and a meditation to go forward and for the rest of my life be able to return to that, and to reassure myself when I’m anxious, when I’m misunderstood, I’m angry, that things will be OK and I don’t have to feel like that for any longer.

ALEX - CANADA - MODULE 1 INNER CHILD - 2018

I had no idea just how powerful of a process I would be getting into when I set foot into the Inner-Child workshop. I was scattered, carrying a long lasting anxiety in my heart, and in need of support. Having tried various techniques and workshops, something resonated deeply when I connected with these workshops. Through working with her I began exploring with childlike curiosity what was the reason for the anxiety and I began to recognize the unmet needs that I’ve been conditioned to ignore.

What began as a workshop has become a lasting practice of joyfully tuning into my true needs and discovering the acceptance and joy that was waiting for me. The confusion and doubts I had around my needs during the anxiety were replaced with a grounded process of checking in with myself and honoring the process, step-by-step, and with acceptance. Now I feel relieved and happy that I have a stable toolset for clarity around what I need vs external expectations I and others have set for me. Using this toolset has led me to feel more functional and allows me to discover how I choose to shine on any given day, and fully go for it, free of previous shyness and anxiety.

I was also pleasantly surprised to discover the connection with my intuition increase along with the reawakening of a rich inner world that I’ve explored as a child. I was further surprised to discover how this new joy fed into being more functional in my day-to-day.