The Inner Journey process for children and teenagers

At Paradisekids Child Centre I work with the Inner Journey process for children.

This is a process completely adapted to children and liberates them from a wide variety of emotional and physical issues.
The Inner Journey process can help children to learn the skills to wholesomely deal with life's challenges. Children whose development stagnates, or generally do not feel at ease at home or at school can also benefit from an Inner Journey process.
During a session I use relaxation exercises and other visualizations to support the process. Sometimes I use drawing material during an Inner Journey process. The child can draw the situation and this helps to clarify an issue.
Before and after the Inner Journey process I often use other methods to help the child to integrate the newly learned skills and wisdom that is revealed through the process.

With very young children (under 5 years) I often work with metaphors like puppet play. The children play the Inner Journey process with dolls and cuddly toys. As young children still live in the world of magical thinking, this situation is often easier to access for them. In this way they remain involved in the process and use the play situation as a safe medium to cope with possible underlying issues.

During an Inner Journey process children access their inner wisdom, strength and creativity. They find their own solutions to their problems. We return to the problem's origin, so we can tackle and solve a problem at the root. Each child will learn to get to know its own strength and will find ways to use this strength, even in difficult situations.

Teenagers (over 12/13 years old) require a more adult way of working. Teenagers are often able to reflect on themselves and know in advance what they need to learn.

In previous years children and teenagers have worked successfully on the following issues (which almost everyone meets in life)

-Fear of failure and other fears
-Eating and sleeping difficulties
-Improving self-confidence
-Difficulties in making friends
-Physical pain or disease
-Bullying and being bullied
-Learning how to live with high sensitivity

Parents are involved in the support of their child. When parents are prepared to face their own issues and are able to take responsibility for their share in the child's situation the progress of their child will improve.

Also see: Support for parents
Copyright text and photos Yvonne Weeseman (p)© 2016