Your inner child is crying and it needs healing. If you had a tough past, your inner child gets wounded. The only way to live a full life in your adulthood is to heal your inner child through reparenting.
I am passionate about the topic of reparenting as I have learned this is the only way to create the life we want without being victims of our past.
Through reparenting, you can unlearn some things, heal from past wounds and trauma and develop a fully functional adult.
Here are some of the best inner child books to help you heal, reparent yourself and soothe your wounded inner child.
In this book, John Bradshaw helps you reclaim and heal your inner child. The author has created some practical questionnaires to help you work through the childhood wounds you could be having and how to find your way to recovery. If your inner child is hurting, it’s only through working through it can you create a fulfilling adulthood.
2. Healing The Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles L. Whitfield
Childhood traumas hurt our inner child and make us believe that some twisted truth is our truth. For example, if you grew up in an abusive family, you tend to believe abuse happens in all families.
When you discover this, you need to work on your inner child to learn the right truth and unlearn the false truth your inner child was taught. This book is ideal for anyone that grew up in a dysfunctional family and would like to break the chain and be free of their hurtful past.
In order to achieve a joyful and fulfilling adulthood, we have to reconcile our past with our present. We need to help our childhood heal so that we can accommodate the good things and live a fulfilling life.
This awesome book is about helping you not become a victim of your hurt inner child, but instead, heal from it, and accept that your future can be a happy place once you heal.
4. Recovery of Your Inner Child: The Highly Acclaimed Method for Liberating Your Inner Self by Lucia Capacchione
This is another awesome book about reclaiming your inner child and liberating it. Our inner child is playful, creative and intuitive but as adults, we tend to suppress these traits of our inner child. We do so especially when we don’t want to confront the hurt part of our inner child.
In this book, Lucia Capacchione helps you bring out the part of the inner child that forms intimacy in relationships, powers your creative juices, helps you recover from addictions, and overall helps your emotional wellbeing.
When our inner child has been hurt, we suppress it and ignore it because it brings hurtful memories. We avoid situations that bring up the inner child and we would rather just not acknowledge that exists.
This causes us issues such as lack of emotional availability, suppressing our creative selves which affect our ability to live a fulfilling adult life.
in this book, Margaret Paul helps your adult self to bond with your inner child and become one. Your adult self will be happier when you embrace your inner child, love it despite its faults, and welcome it to your present life.
6. Healing Your Lost Inner Child: How to Stop Impulsive Reactions, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Embrace an Authentic Life
Again, this is another book on helping you heal your inner child. Whether we like it or not, our today’s behavior is influenced by our inner child. For example, if you have trouble setting healthy boundaries, it could be that your inner child was taught unhealthy attachment and you carry it into adulthood.
Through reparenting, we find our inner child, heal it, and proceed to have a full and happy life.
In this book, Cathryn Taylor uses practical workbook exercises to help you deal with your past. Ignoring your past when you want a happy adulthood is just not an option. Using these practical exercises, you can confront the past so that you can forge a healthy way into adulthood.