Inner Relationship Focusing & Healing Emotional Trauma
Have you ever felt like you’re carrying around a heavy backpack full of emotional pain? IRF can help you unpack that backpack and heal emotional wounds caused by your past. IRF can help you identify what triggers your emotional trauma. And once you understand your triggers, you can develop strategies for coping with them in a helpful way.
Emotional trauma can lead to a great deal of self-criticism and self-blame. IRF helps you develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. By developing this inner relationship, you can shift from self-criticism and self-blame to self-acceptance and self-compassion.
On this page, we have a number of resources to help you heal the wounds of the past that are holding you back.
“It is very important and life-changing to be aware that negative beliefs and self-perceptions come from trauma. They come from parts of us that are trying to make sense of what happened. This is one of the ways trauma overshadows the present — in our sense of who and what we are.”
— Ann Weiser Cornell
Healing Trauma: Moving Beyond the Hurt of the Past
6-Module Interactive Video Course + Community
A course to help you gently transform painful cycles like: overreacting to present events because they trigger past hurts, repeating painful patterns in your relationships, or sometimes feeling like a small, hurt child is living your life. Join us to experience how self-compassion can release past hurts so you can live more fully.
For Healing Professionals
Helping Your Clients Cultivate Inner Presence
3-Module Interactive Video Course + Community
Learn powerful and practical ways to help your therapy clients heal from trauma by supporting the client in cultivating the strong inner self, Self-in-Presence.
Your Path to Lasting Change
9 – 18 week Live, Online Inner Relationship Focusing Training Program
Are you looking for a long-term solution that really works to bring greater happiness, clarity, and freedom from suffering? With our in-depth training program, you’ll come away with a self-directed process to support you in any part of your life: your relationships, your career, your community, and beyond.$947.00 – $1,997.00 | Payment Plans and Scholarship Opportunities Available
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Articles, Tips, and Videos About Trauma
Tips to help with Healing Past Trauma
What is the effect of childhood emotional wounds on your life today?
When your past trauma is causing you pain, a simple acknowledgment can help you move back into inner presence again.
If you’re triggered by what people say, and you know it’s from your past, what do you do?
So you’re aware you’re being triggered… you’re upset, feel disrespected, or you’re angry or full of shame… and you know that the emotional force of it is from the past. What now?
Focusing Tip #854 – Emotional Wounds of Childhood – “I compare myself negatively to other people”
What if you know that your painful feelings now are connected to the past? Read on…
Focusing Tip #852 – Past Trauma and Triggers – “Can I trust the inner message that something can’t be trusted?”
Can you believe the messages you’re receiving from inside? Read on…
Focusing Tip #593 – If you were traumatized by someone, why doesn’t the hurt and anger heal when that person starts treating you better?
Wondering why it’s hard to heal, even when someone who abused you is now treating you better? Read on…