The wounded inner child - steps to recovery

This is an inspiring and educational day on the impact of child abuse and the options for healing.
It was one of our most successful events of 2017, and we are expecting to run it again very soon. 

WHAT HAPPENS ON A HEAL AND LEARN FOUNDATION EVENT?
IS THIS FOR ME?
Yes, this event is for you if you are interested in the subject of healing from the psychological damage caused by child abuse. You might be a survivor; you might be a counsellor or therapist that works with survivors. Or you might help others to heal while also being a survivor yourself. 
WHAT IS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE OF CHILD ABUSE?
Many people who have been abused or neglected as children struggle to find ways of achieving psychological and emotional health and wellbeing as adults. We know that the maltreatment of children affects the way their brains develop, so it can be no surprise that the impact is deep and wide. It can affect what you believe and the way you think, particularly about yourself. It can affect how you regulate and express feelings and emotions. It can affect your behaviour and your relationships with other people. Life can be a struggle for those that carry a 'wounded inner child'.
WHAT STEPS TO RECOVERY WILL I LEARN ABOUT AT THIS EVENT?
At Heal And Learn Foundation, we understand that there is a large amount of information 'out there' on this subject. So we have decided to focus on key steps to recovery and point you towards particular areas of knowledge that can make a big difference to people carrying a 'wounded inner child'. We will highlight the things you need to know about the healing journey through these 6 steps:

  • IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT - acknowledging the full impact of childhood abuse on the adult's present way of living and confirming where the responsibility lies.  
    
  • YOU CAN DITCH SOME DEFENCES - identifying and letting go of coping strategies that have been useful in the past but that have lost their protective value and started to cause problems.
    
  • LOST OUT ON LEARNING? DO IT NOW - understanding how psychological development of the child might have been interrupted and how the brain's neuroplasticity enables learning gaps to be filled in adulthood.
    
  • BUILD YOUR NEW SELF - growing new self-belief, resilience and self-compassion which will form the foundations for a happier and less troubled way of living.
    
  • BREAK TOXIC HABITS - learning how to make mindful choices instead of falling back into self-defeating patterns of living.
    
  • APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP - developing new models for relating to others.