Discover the concept of the inner child - what it is, the effects of denying it, how to heal our inner child, and the benefits of doing so. You’ll be introduced to some of the most important figures in the industry, explore case studies, and learn how to use inner child work to complete your own emotional healing journey.
The Inner Child Healing Diploma Course begins with an introduction to the theories underpinning inner child healing, the concepts of trauma and the false self, and why the inner child needs healing, before looking at the thoughts of one of the most influential figures in Western psychology, Carl Jung.
From this initial outline of the subject, you’ll go deeper as you learn about Inner Child Therapy. You’ll consider the benefits of the therapy and how it can help you and your clients, and how it can address various psychological issues. You’ll discover the various approaches to this therapy and the work therapists usually do to help clients heal, as well as the specific inner child work and techniques used in its practice. You’ll look into people’s relationship with their parents, both in the past and the present, along with the topics of denial, the sliding scale of abuse and neglect, and the difficulties around blame and responsibility.
The Inner Child Healing Diploma Course introduces you to some of the most important figures in Inner Child Therapy: Alice Miller, Eric Berne, and John Bradshaw. You’ll learn about their lives, beliefs, important works, and approaches to therapy.
You’ll explore the importance of doing your own emotional work before offering Inner Child Therapy to others, including how to take care of yourself and the professional ethics you’ll need to abide by. To consolidate your learning, and to give you a real-world understanding of the practice, the course provides 3 case studies to analyse.