Communicating with the Inner Child

Oftentimes people are raised in family environments that are challenging. One of the mechanisms to stay safe is to bury and hide the authentic emotions that we had as children. As adults when these deep emotions from childhood have not been rediscovered and honored an important part of our life is compromised, joyless and stale.

A simple yet very powerful method of communication with the inner child is to write a question with the dominant hand and then invite the inner child to answer the question by writing with the non-dominant hand. I invite you to gently use this method and keep a journal. The answers can be profoundly beautiful and powerful. Referencing these question and answer sessions in the journal provides much beautiful context for growth and development.

Rev. James Stallcup

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