Inner Child Therapy
Inner Child Work
The word “script” refers to a negative judgment that virtually everyone makes about themselves. This judgment is made because of some negative event that took place in early childhood. This script is chiseled into the brain much like a movie script that was written about one’s life. A typical script would be a decision such as “I’m bad” or “I’m unimportant” or “I’ll never be good enough.” These scripts will dominate a person’s life and drag them down when they strive to get ahead or try to get sober.
Participants in this group are asked to share the negative memory with others in the group who then help to recall the feelings surrounding the event and tell how they would feel if that had happened to them. The feelings are then narrowed down to identify the script. Once the script is discovered, help is offered to “rewrite” the script which frees them to move forward in their lives.
In general, people who get caught up in addictions are separated from their feelings in order to get away from their “script.” When the thinking, rational brain and the feeling, irrational brain get together, a powerful change takes place. That’s when the adult reconnects with the inner child and integration begins.