Inner Child (Childhood Trauma) Awareness Series

The impact of childhood trauma (adverse childhood experiences) on mental health and strategies to prevent and manage the implications

Inner Child (Childhood Trauma) Awareness Series

In Sep/Oct 2023, we planned several awareness talks on the impact of childhood trauma (also known as Inner Child) to increase awareness in the general population and psychologists and psychotherapist communities. The topics ranged from (1) What is childhood trauma or inner child? (2) the impact of inner child (childhood trauma) on mental health, (3) Inner child and implications for parenting and finally, (4) Complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Inner Child integration (or healing the child within) and therapeutic interventions based on scientific evidence.

After attending the talks, the participant is expected to understand various terms (Inner Child, Healing the Child Within, Childhood trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences) and understand the linkage of childhood trauma with several internalizations (mental health parameters) and externalization (behavioural) issues. The participant will also understand the global evidence and the research from the Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space. For perspective, international research has established a strong correlation between the extent of childhood trauma and depression, anxiety, suicide behaviour, relationship issues, eating disorders/obesity, functional impairment and PTSD/CPTSD.

Keywords:

Childhood trauma, Inner child healing, Healing the child within, abuse, neglect, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), Complex PTSD, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Parenting

Facilitators: Riri G Trivedi, Gunjan Y Trivedi, Ph.D.

Sponsored by: Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space, India.

Video recordings of the webinar series

Talk 1 – Understanding Inner Child (Childhood Trauma)
Talk 2 – Inner Child Therapy for Mental Health Issues
Talk 3 – Childhood Trauma & The Art of Parenting
Talk 4 – Inner Child & Complex PTSD


Click here to learn about our therapist training (Module 3 – Healing the Child Within/Inner Child Therapy)

The training is backed by global and our scientific research in the area:

  1. The following review highlights the linkage between childhood trauma (inner child) and mental health (including internalization and externalization) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8639107/
  2. The following research leveraged machine learning (artificial intelligence) to predict the risk of mental health by identifying potential exposure to childhood trauma. https://dl.acm.org/doi/fullHtml/10.1145/3594806.3596591#:~:text=The%20study%20results%20showed%20that,predict%20their%20mental%20health%20outcomes.
  3. We have also recently concluded research funding by the Earth Association of Regression Therapy.