As children, we all experience trauma.
And in experiencing this trauma, we learn how to cope with it for means of survival
This is where we develop coping mechanisms.
We use coping mechanisms to avoid feeling stress, pain, unpleasant emotions, or to try to get our needs met.
It helps us to regulate our nervous system.
Some coping mechanisms are more obvious such as alcohol, drugs, smoking, impulse spending, self harm, disordered eating, etc.
Other coping mechanisms are NOT as obvious. These can include but are not limited to:
Dissasociation (aka shutting down or ignoring the obvious)
And basically anything that you would use to soothe the wounded inner child living within you.
These coping mechanisms may work for a period of time and serve us in our life.
BUT is it unsustainable
Do you want to know a SECRET?
Your inner child doesn’t want coping mechanisms.
It WANTS integration and this requires you to go DEEP within yourself.
Want to learn more about your inner child?
I’m doing a masterclass on May 23rd called, “Uncovering the Root Cause – Childhood Wounds and the Path to Wholeness.”
CLICK HERE to sign up
It could change your life!