Inner Child Healing After Toxic Relationships: The Basics

Written by Angela Atkinson

Today, we’re going to define inner child healing (and the inner child concept), and we’re going to start figuring out how to start healing your inner child after narcissistic abuse.

In today’s vlog (the first video in this post), I’m giving you a quick exercise to help with healing your inner child after narcissistic abuse.

It won’t take long and it can change your life – inner child healing techniques for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors can take you to the next level in your healing process, and in fact can literally improve every aspect of your life.

Growing up with a narcissist as a parent or even being in any sort of long-term relationship with one can really wound your inner child – that part of you that’ll never grow up. And now, you’ve got choices – you can just ignore and neglect that part of yourself – or you can learn to embrace and love yourself and your inner child.

If you really want to recover from the toxic relationships, gaslighting and other forms of manipulation and emotional abuse you’ve been subjected to in your life, start with your inner child – the sweet, innocent self that subconsciously still drives almost every part of your life.

Whatever you are today is the result of your experiences up to this point – this includes your problems, strengths, habits and level of self-esteem. In every age category, from birth to infant and child to adolescent, you have met distinct and specific challenges. As someone who has experienced toxic abuse at the hands of a narcissist, you may need to work on healing your inner child.

What is inner child healing after narcissistic abuse all about?

In most cases, if the people around you raised you in a natural and healthy way, you would turn out to be a well-balanced and relatively strong person. However, if your childhood experiences are filled with traumas and problems (as they mmost likely were if you were raised by a toxic narcissist), these past incidents have had a significant impact on who you are as a person, at least the way you are today. To understand this topic, you have to understand the concept of inner child.

In today’s video, we’re going to discover what an inner child is and how you can begin to heal yours – the basics of our whole-week series.

Do you know what inner child is?

Author

  • Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at QueenBeeing.com and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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