How to talk to your inner child

Part of an ongoing series about life with complex post-traumatic stress disorder

We all have parts to us — you know when you want to make a decision, and feel pulled in different directions? Or maybe, you feel like there’s a part of you that self sabotages and clicks, “watch next” on Netflix when another part of you just wants to go to sleep.

There is a theory / modality (IFS) in trauma psychology that most of us who experienced childhood trauma have younger parts, that as you heal, present…