Dec 15 2023
Episode 375: How Does Your Inner Child Shape Your Present
Ever wondered why sometimes, as a fully grown adult, you suddenly feel like a seven-year-old again, especially in high-stress situations like a board meeting or while making an important decision? In this episode, Sherry explores the fascinating world of Internal Family Systems (IFS), a model that reveals how different parts of our past experiences and emotions continue to live within us and influence our present actions.Join her as she delves into the groundbreaking work of Dr. Richard Schwartz, the creator of the IFS model, to discuss how 'Exiles', 'Firefighters', and 'Managers' within us play a significant role in our daily lives. Key Highlights:Understand how childhood experiences can resurface in adulthood, influencing our reactions and decisions in surprising ways.Get a grasp on the concept of 'Exiles', 'Firefighters', and 'Managers' – parts of our psyche that interact in complex ways, shaping our behavior and emotional responses.Plus a real-life story of an entrepreneur whose business challenges during COVID-19 revealed deeper, underlying childhood fears and motivations.Whether you're an entrepreneur facing business challenges, a professional navigating career change, or simply curious about personal growth, this discussion will shed light on how childhood experiences can affect your emotional response today.