I swore when I became a hypnotherapist that I didn't want to work with children. But then I realised something very interesting about that very thing. You see no matter how young or old my client, I always ended up working with their inner child. I spent my whole time working with children. Which led to me realising the absolute important of doing inner child work so that we can start to dissolve the negative and limiting beliefs that are formed during that phase of our life. Listen to this podcast for more information on that, and for a guided meditation to help you start to identify and dissolve your own limiting self-beliefs. Please do not listen to the guided meditation at the end of this podcast while you are driving or doing anything that requires your attention. Make sure you are in a quiet, safe space, where you can close your eyes and relax. The meditation goes for around 55 minutes.
I swore when I became a hypnotherapist that I didn't want to work with children. But then I realised something very interesting about that very thing.
You see no matter how young or old my client, I always ended up working with their inner child.
I spent my whole time working with children. Which led to me realising the absolute important of doing inner child work so that we can start to dissolve the negative and limiting beliefs that are formed during that phase of our life.
Listen to this podcast for more information on that, and for a guided meditation to help you start to identify and dissolve your own limiting self-beliefs.
Please do not listen to the guided meditation at the end of this podcast while you are driving or doing anything that requires your attention. Make sure you are in a quiet, safe space, where you can close your eyes and relax. The meditation goes for around 55 minutes.
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Hi, it's Donna Joy Usher.
Today I want to talk about something that I'm pretty passionate about.
And that is about working with your inner child.
And this is something that I was aware of, but over the last year training and becoming a hypnotherapist, I've had to realize how it's so important for us whether or not we're building a business still in life in general.
Now I must admit, when I started working as a hypnotherapist, I was adamant that I did not want to work with children.
It's not that I don't like them.
It's just that I felt that not having had them, I could not understand them.
And as just maybe there were a couple of times where I've worked with children where the little darlings had tried to bite me during the dental checkups.
And maybe that might have put me off a little bit.
But then I realized something.
I was pretty much working with children with every session I did, no matter how old my client.
You see, in hypnotherapy, we travel back in time to memories in which something occurred that shaped the way you view the world.
We analyze those memories to see exactly what trauma occurred and what belief was formed as a result of that trauma.
And then we work to dissolve any beliefs that are having a negative impact on your life.
So the event that occurred is usually not something that as adults, we would consider it to be traumatic.
But as children, just trying to make our way in this confusing world, it was.
And in fact, it taught us something profound.
So these things are what shaped our minds, how we see the world, what we believe about the world and most importantly, perhaps what we believe about ourselves.
Sometimes these beliefs formed as children are positive, sometimes they are negative.
And it is the negative ones that create real issues.
So anxiety, stress, depression, surface somatic disorders, okay?
Things like also complacency, the inability to take action on our dreams.
But it's the entirety of these belief systems that is what is driving us today.
It is the underwritten programming of our mind.
It is the lens that causes us to see the world in a particular way.
Way the backs up our belief system.
And it is what is responsible for our actions, our inactions and our reactions.
So all our attempts on a conscious level to override that programming are doomed to failure.
We may succeed for a little while, but eventually we'll always revert to our foundational belief system.
It's pretty powerful stuff, hey.
Anyway, I realized that in each session, I was working with the adult to read them with the child, right?
To allow them to see that they no longer needed the outdated belief system, that it no longer serves them, to allow them to take back the power that was surrendered in that moment or to accept what it was that happened.
So we worked to allow that child to see that they were safe and powerful, and they were worthy and lovable.
And I realized that working with our inner child is perhaps the most important work we can do in ourselves.
And in fact, if we are to have any chance at all of achieving what it is that we want in life, and of keeping it once we do that inner child work is imperative.
So how can you do it?
Well, there's lots of modalities out there, but by far the most powerful way that I have found is through analytical hypnotherapy.
So that's route causal hypnotherapy.
Now, some people freak out at the thought of being hypnotized.
But it isn't actually like that.
The hypnosis part of it is really just a relaxation technique, almost like a guided meditation that takes you to a place where you can connect with your unconscious mind.
So they can access things you can never cognitively reach.
Things that you don't remember on a conscious level.
But which impacted you profoundly.
When you reach these memories trapped deep in your unconscious mind, you're able to connect the physiological and the emotional echoes of this trauma with the psychological aspects.
And that is when the real magic happens.
That is when shifts occur.
That is when you are able to start seeing things in a different way.
And that is when you're finally able to release those beliefs has been keeping you stuck.
So you can take the action and reach the energy level that you need to create the life that you want.
So I have two things for you that will help.
First is a guided meditation that I constructed specifically to help people connect with the inner child. And to help them start working on those things that are keeping them stuck.
So that is going to play next.
So I know every 10th podcast episodes that I'm going to do do a guided meditation, and I'm not lying, it is here, I just want to talk to you a little bit about it before I talk you into the meditation.
So if you are listening to this, and if you are driving, stop right now. I mean, don't, don't stop right now. Don't Stop the car. Stop this.
Don't listen to this guided meditation where you are driving, okay?
It can take you down or maybe distract you enough that it's not safe.
Okay, so stop this podcast episode.
And when you are in a quiet place, that you can be undisturbed, then listen to the rest of this podcast episode.
So that you can go through that guided meditation, which is going to help you tap into your, your unconscious mind to your inner child.
So you can start working with stuff and this is a podcast.
So this is a meditation that you can do over and over and over again, because different things will keep coming up.
And you can do it if you feel like there's some sort of energy stuck or something going on, you can go back in and do this inner child meditation.
So I hope that it helps you.
Now the second thing I'm going to offer you is an opportunity to personally work with me to really start shifting your limiting self beliefs and start flowing freely towards a life that you love.
And you can start that process by booking into my calendar to have a chat to see how I can help you.
So that's donnajoyusher.com/success-session.
And the inner child meditation you can get from donnajoyusher.com/innerchild.
Now I'm gonna drop both those links into the show notes.
Now if you decide to start with a meditation, I'd love to hear from you about your experiences. So you can find me on social media, on Facebook. I'm on LinkedIn, I'm on Instagram, or you can just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd love to hear about your experiences and how it has helped you.
So please feel free to drop me a line at any time.
All right, I hope you got something out of this episode of Functional Marketing 101, and I look forward to seeing you in the next one.