About Inner Child Work
Arlene Drake specializes in inner child work, which involves exploring and healing the wounds and unresolved issues from one’s childhood. Throughout her therapy process, Arlene emphasizes the importance of identifying and addressing the ways in which childhood wounds and experiences continue to impact an individual’s present-day thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Through a process of “carefrontation,” which involves facing and working through painful truths in a supportive and compassionate way, individuals can learn to recognize and challenge the negative patterns and beliefs that have been shaped by their past. For those who have experienced trauma in the past, inner child work can be particularly beneficial in helping to release the pain and negative emotions associated with those experiences, allowing for greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and healing. Ultimately, through inner child work, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their emotions, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and ultimately become the person they were meant to be.