Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Inner Child healing list…..I cannot face thinking about too much.


I posted this list onto my inner child healing page and it is a very emotive list and needs to be taken very slowly, to avoid being overwhelmed.

What messages did the “inner child” need to hear, but which went unsaid?

When the “inner child” climbed inside you it probably was hoping to hear:

* I love you, I care about you and I accept you just the way you are.
* I am so proud of you and all that you are.
* I am so happy you are my child.
* You are so beautiful and attractive.
* You are so bright and talented.
* You are so artistic and creative.
* You are such a good worker.
* I am sorry I hurt you.
* I am sorry I neglected you.
* I am sorry I forgot you.
* I am sorry I ignored you.
* I am sorry I took you for granted.
* I am sorry I made you grow up so fast.
* I am sorry I had to rely on you so much.
* You can trust me to take care of you.
* You can trust me to be there for you.
* You can trust me to protect you from any hurt or pain.
* I will get help for myself and for the family.
* We will work at getting healthy together.
* We will have healthy fun and play together.

I didn’t ever hear any of these, in my childhood.

These will be a huge part of my inner child healing journey.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

2 thoughts on “Inner Child healing list…..I cannot face thinking about too much.

  1. Hi Lilly,
    Last month I said I would be participating in a mindfulness course based on Hakomi psychotherapy to help with my anxiety etc. I attended 2 classes and each time I did the relaxation breathing section it triggered intrusive memories. I would not recommend this form of treatment especially if you have experienced sexual abuse. I really believe that it would be ideal for generalised anxiety disorder, agrophobia etc but not for complex ptsd. My trauma specialist recommended I don’t attend anymore. Please let others know this form of treatment might not be suitable for cptsd sufferers.
    rsgards Julue

  2. These are the things I feel I need to say to her now. Not my parents. I need to say it to her. I should have looked after her.