Inner Child Regression
The inner child is that younger, more playful, spontaneous, care free part of us that has often been hurt, forgotten or made to grow up too soon. Going back in time through an inner child regression can help to restore the natural qualities of the wonder child within.
This is a specialized field of regression and is the subject of many books. I include here some of the basic concepts to get you started with this kind of regression.
When doing an inner child regression it is best to go back to a happy time in childhood first. Have the adult part of the client introduce itself to the child. Then ask the child what it wants to show or tell the adult. Ask the child what it needs most. And if possible have the client imagine doing that for the child.
You will find that using a progressive open ended regression or age regression and some of the healing interventions that follow helpful in doing inner child regression.
This is a very special journey back to that time in the womb, sometime after conception and before birth. It is a sort of in-between time when we are moving from being a spirit in the spirit world into our body and preparing to come into the world. Although most of the in-utero regressions I have done resulted from open ended regressions, it is a very unique form of regression that when done intentionally can lead to amazing revelations and great healing.
It is during that time in the womb that you can explore the initial earthly experiences and the patterns that were set in the mind, nervous system and body. “Is it a warm welcome?” “How is mom feeling about being pregnant?” “What is going on in the world around you?” are just some of the questions that can be explored in the womb.
For most, the womb is a very safe, warm and loving place. Many describe feelings of floating, being wrapped in a blanket, and comfortably tight feelings. Some clients describe a reddish filtered light around them. Many feel a pulsing or report hearing a constant heart beat.
I have had a number of clients describe in great detail events that were going on outside the womb while they were developing. A client who struggled with many fears, panic attacks and anxieties came in for hypnotherapy to learn to relax. During our sessions I did a regression back to the origin of her fears. She soon found herself in the womb. She reported that Mom was full of fear and anxiety and Dad was angry, very angry. As the scene unfolded, she described the tension between Mom and Dad and the fights that ensued. Yelling, screaming led to beating. So, the womb was a very unsafe place for this little one. Mom was full of anxiety and the threat of violence was almost constant. Is it any wonder that the child was born and grew into a hyper-vigilant adult with many fears and anxieties?
Over the years I have worked with a number of clients who had pervasive feelings of being unloved and unwanted. In some cases these feelings led to depression and even suicidal thoughts. Two of these cases in particular relate to in-utero regression. In these cases, both people were adopted at birth to loving and attentive parents. Although both people “knew” their adoptive parents “loved” them, they were overwhelmed with feeling unloved and unwanted. This had been a theme for both in relationships too. So, in order to find the source of these feelings I regressed each of them back to the first time they felt unwanted and unloved. With both, we ended up in the womb. Although circumstances were different for each, both mothers were not happy about their pregnancies. Both had considered abortion and one had attempted it. In the end both chose instead to give birth and adopt their babies.
For both babies that time in the womb was very stressful. It was impossible for each to differentiate between Mom’s not wanting to be pregnant because of circumstances and Mom not wanting the baby, thus, the feelings of being unloved and unwanted.
I had a client who came to me because of a phobia of fire. She could not light a match or have a candle burning in her home. She had been afraid of fire for as long as she could remember. When I regressed her to the source of the fear expecting to go back to a past life she found herself in her mother’s womb.
The oil burner in their home broke down and sprayed fuel oil all over the basement. Upon discovering this, the then pregnant mother became hysterical, fearing an explosion she raced up the stairs, called the fire department and ran out of the house screaming.
The tremendous fear the mother felt was communicated to the baby and the baby was born with a phobia of fire. All this was revealed in the regression. The woman was able to confirm these events with her mother. Her fear of fire was alleviated from this regression.