Relax, heal, and nurture your inner child. A truly beautiful and powerful work of art, perhaps the most relaxing imagery of all. Because it is designed to reach the most vulnerable, innocent part of you, there are no challenges on this tape. It is a pure invitation to chill and be taken care of, a chance for that child within (who may have had it’s share of abuse in the past) to be cuddled, honored and loved, as it deserves to be. With enough love, there is no trauma from which we cannot recover!
This program was originally designed to support the healing of people with PTSD, especially those of us who have experienced emotional trauma and loss during their childhood (some say that includes all of us). Its gentle guidance. The guided imagery provided by Dr. Miller’s soothing voice speaks to the child within each of us–along with the gentle music and nature sounds it creates for you, a protective cocoon within which you relax completely.
Next, your inner child is then invited forth to hear the words of healing and love spoken by Dr. Miller’s 11-year-old daughter, Aeron. Affirmations of self confidence, safety, support, and love help you to guide these healing messages to the deepest levels of your being. The musical accompaniment, composed and performed by Dr. Miller, is gentle and supportive.
Track 2 features a Heart-to-Heart talk on the true meaning and value of the child part of you that dwells within. In addition to the participation of Aeron Miller, Dr. Miller is joined by Margot Silk Forrest, founder of The Healing Woman, an acclaimed newsletter for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Contents – Track Information
Track 1: Inner Child Healing
Gently you are guided to set aside all doing, thinking, preparing, and trying and dividedthen guided into a soothing reverie. A Guardian Angel star sends a point of light which gently surrounds you into a protective cocoon that reflects and repels negative energy on the outside while amplifying peace and relaxation within.
Next, your inner child is invited to come forth. Aeron’s innocent and convincing voice now speaks words of support, and beauty, respect and love - child–to-child. Self–affirmations of all these messages to sink deep into your heart.
Track 2: Healing Your Inner Child
Dr. Miller and Margot bring you valuable information and self-awareness in this Heart–to–Heart conversation. You will learn that, no matter what you may have thought in the past, you are truly valuable, precious, and that you deserve respect and love. Many of us have received very negative messages about ourselves during our childhood, and often we have been abused as teenagers and adults.
As you listen you'll understand how these messages created an internal drag on your system and learn how to reverse them. Because your thoughts, feelings and beliefs are all simply behaviors, when they do not serve you well you have the right and the power to change them. This passionate and inspired presentation will show you how.
- To awaken, soothe, and empower your inner child.
- To evoke, support, and love to the most vulnerable part of your psyche.
- To teach you how to create an inner safe space in which you can allow your vulnerable parts to be present.
- To rehabilitate self-esteem, especially in those who have been abused, physically, sexually, emotionally, and mentally.
- To teach the skills of deep relaxation, self–acceptance, presence, and affirmation.
- To offer deep support for recovery from addiction, trauma, and PTSD.
How Inner Child Healing Works
When we experience devastating loss, overwhelming stress, abuse, or trauma, our spirit retreats. This is especially true, and is most easily seen in cases of child abuse (physical, mental, sexual, or emotional). There is a loss of trust in the environment and, as well a loss of self-confidence.
This often produces symptoms of generalized anxiety, focused anxiety (such as social phobia, shyness, a lack of assertiveness). Or, in many cases, the emotion is suppressed, leading to the development of maladaptive habit patterns such as overeating, substance abuse, smoking, relationship problems, etc.. Because the developing psyche and nervous system have been injured, a condition of low self-esteem may develop, leading to frustration, anger, rage or depression and a chronic lack of success in life.
What is an Inner Child?
When the seed is planted and pushes through the moist soil, it seeks sunlight; it is only through receiving enough sunlight that it can ever reach its full potential. When a human child is born, its spirit seeks love and support. When caregivers and the environment fail to provide enough of unconditional acceptance and nurturance, this spirit fails to develop completely or properly. The result is the physical, emotional, spiritual and relationship imbalances and problems that block us from the happiness that is our birthright.
On Track 2, Dr. Miller, in conversation with Margot Silk Forrest, will help you under stand much more about how this happens, and how you can change your false beliefs and limitations and become the person you really want to be.
How to Nurture Your Inner Child
Inner Child Healing uses deep relaxation and guided meditation to help you create that deeply relaxed state in which it becomes possible to communicate directly with this deepest and most vulnerable part of you.
Most of the abuse in our lives has come at the hands of adults, and very often that most vulnerable inner part of us finds it difficult to trust adults. For this reason, the voice of an 11-year-old child is especially meaningful and impactful. Dr. Miller's daughter, Aeron, (whose idea it was to create this program) speaks those loving words that every child should have heard, although many of us never did hear it. As she speaks these words, the goal is to make it as easy as possible for the child within you to hear the beautiful, inspiring, and loving truth about how you really are. Through repeated listening, you virtually reprogram the deepest part of your mind. The tenderness, concern, love, and wisdom in her voice, help strengthen this most valuable inner part of you.
Finally, Dr. Miller provides the skillful guided imagery to help you project this self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-empowerment forward into the future.
For a peaceful, safe, soothing retreat to your inner island of peace.
Support for recovery from PTSD, abuse, or trauma, especially sexual or childhood trauma.
A valuable 1st step in self-esteem building and rehabilitation
Getting beyond inner feelings of being flawed, undeserving, guilty, or ashamed.
Learning to love yourself and overcoming patterns of abuse and self abuse.
How to Use This Program
People often ask how frequently they should listen to this program. There is, of course, no one right answer. The imagery on track 1 is intended to be used repeatedly–one or more times daily is ideal, since the goal of listening is to enable you to awaken and nurture the child part of you. Listen to Track 1 regularly in this way for at least one or 2 weeks. Then, as you notice yourself feeling better and better, and experience the sense that you are integrating these positive messages at a deep level within, you can cut your listening down to 2–4 times a week. What you feel the healing has completed, then just use it from time–to–time, on an as–needed basis.
Where to Start
You might actually want to begin by listening to the Heart–to–Heart presentation on Track 2, as it will help you to understand how this program works and how to transform your inner feelings. Listen again a couple of times a week in the beginning for inspiration, motivation, and support.
In addition to receiving these messages while you listen to the program, remember to repeat the affirmations in your mind at various times throughout the day. It's a good idea to write them down, add your own affirmations, and repeat them throughout the day while you are engaged in other things, like walking, driving, or cooking. As you speak to yourself–either out loud or silently – try to repeat them to yourself with all the warmth and tenderness that has been modeled in this program… As if you are speaking to your own inner child.
As you begin to feel more grounded this and the principles presented here are accepted by your inner child, you can begin to work with the next programs in this series–I Am, Awakening Self–Acceptanceand I Can, Achieving Self Empowerment.
Supplementary and related programs
I AM – AWAKENING SELF-ACCEPTANCE
This is the next program to listen to as you allow Dr. Miller to guide you through the Self-esteem Series. As you listen, you will learn to use the Healing State to delve more deeply into your own psyche and soul. As you continuously develop increased ability to intentionally create that state of inner calm and confidence, you discover that you can unconditionally accept yourself exactly as you are at this moment – then decide, if you wish, to continue to express this self-acceptance in daily life. This program also features a Heart-to-Heart talk by Dr. Miller concerning the nature and value of self-acceptance and how to achieve it.
I CAN – ACHIEVING SELF EMPOWERMENT
After using I Am–Awakening Self-Acceptance, the next step will be to become intensely aware of what you have accomplished in the past and that you have the power to accomplish similar – and even much bigger things in the future. This program is the next in the series, and will help you do just this!
The past is the present unrolled for understanding; the present is the past rolled up for action. As you listen you'll discover how to build upon those events in your past in which you have experienced your strengths, successes, and spirit. Guided imagery then helps you incorporate this power into your present and project and it into your future.
PERSONAL EXCELLENCE (CD's)
Personal Excellence is a comprehensive program taking you through all the steps of self-esteem building. It features 6 of Dr. Miller’s Heart-to-Heart Talks and 6 guided imagery experiences, which guides you through the steps of excellence – Sself-awareness, Self acceptance, Self-respect, Self-confidence, Self-expression, and Self-esteem. A very complete program for personal change, personal growth, and the development of true Self-esteem – a profound appreciation of the wisdom, strength, and enthusiasm within, and tools for using them to create peak performance in all arenas of your life.
ACCEPTING CHANGE, MOVING ON
This program helps you through unexpected changes that you may encounter as you build your self-esteem: Relationships change, priorities change, perhaps bodily functions will change. These changes will require an inner adjustment and this program through guided imagery and self-hypnotic mind-tools will help you through to new patterns of living.
DEEP HEALING – THE ESSENCE OF MIND-BODY MEDICINE (Book)
Dr. Miller’s classic text is of great value in understanding how his techniques work and why. A better understanding of how mind and body work together will be of great value in modifying your life and your behaviors to create self-esteem, self-confidence, success, and happiness.
Sometimes there has been sufficient trauma that it is difficult for the mind to focus within in silence. The unremitting tension, anxiety, and mind-chatter prevent the full experience of I Am. This program can help clear that up by helping you to understand and deal with the symptoms and the causes of Anxiety and Panic. It can assist you in overcoming anxiety and panic attacks, as well as provide ongoing anxiety relief if you have chronic anxiety.
A most relaxing and enjoyable journey to a place of healing and peace deep within. A perennial favorite for just chillin’ out completely.
Important information and Contraindications
Although there are really no absolute contraindications for the use of this product, people who are severely psychotic or who do not want to at least try to follow the guidance offered will probably benefit little from listening. Listening is also not a substitute for needed medical care or psychiatric care for serious mental or emotional disturbance. In any undiagnosed potentially serious condition such as a head injury, again, there will not likely be any harm, but it would be wise to delay their use until an adequate diagnosis has been made.
Although no such problems have been reported, people with seizures of any kind, or neurological or with severe neurorespiratory disease, should check with their primary care practitioner for suggestions regarding the use of this program. Likewise, if you are undergoing psychotherapy, share your use of these with your therapist, as he/she may want to integrate this use with your treatment.
And, of course, if you are driving or using equipment that requires your full attention, do not close your eyes and do not listen to any program that you find causes you to become drowsy, distracted, or incapable of functioning safely. Programs designated as “Drivetime” should be used with these precautions in mind.