Watching Rocketman through the eyes of a psychotherapist took me down the Yellow Brick Road. The movie exemplifies the journey from abandonment to self-love and how inner child can resolve underlying issues in your relationships.
Inner Child Work
In my book, I HATE THE MAN I LOVE, I discuss the importance of being in your essence to achieve what I refer to as relational maturity. What is our essence? It is our authentic self; not the self that has survived throughout the years by adapting to others who have influenced our early years of development.
I have just returned from Italy where I spent four spectacular days with my friends and colleagues from my training (ECCT) with Hedy Schleifer.
I am fully aware that many clinicians in my field who use Skype as a medium to do therapy. I have chosen not to use this medium with a few exceptions.
What does it mean to be authentic? How does it feel to be in your true essence? What stops us from walking in our truth? To know the answers, first you must ask the questions. We are born perfect. We had no fears, no inhibitions, anxieties or worries when we arrived on our birth day. […]
Perhaps, the work I am most known for is healing and championing the Inner Child. In 1989, I first became acquainted with John Bradshaw for his efforts in bringing this work to the forefront of transformational psychology. Although, often called “pop psychology” or “fringe” among those unfamiliar with his work, it has been long proven perhaps one of the most successful models for change.
I read the blog written by Liza Long with heartfelt sympathy and interest. I too am a mother recovering from the loss of a daughter who suffered from mental illness.