Methods for Reparenting Myself- What That Looks Like for Me | Episode 181

Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery

Oct 10 2022 • 23 mins


The need for reparenting comes up when you grow up in a dysfunctional family where the parents weren't able to teach the children healthy tools and coping skills for how to manage life. This week’s episode 181 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about 5 methods for reparenting & what that looks like for me!

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of doing inner child work to heal the parts of you that were left behind and actionable steps you can take right now to reparent yourself in a way that works for you, as simple or complex as necessary.

5 things I have done to reparent myself and what they’ve done for me

  1. Took a photo of myself from my childhood and took time each morning to speak kind affirmations towards her.
  2. Looked myself in the eyes through the mirror and said “I love you just the way you are Barb” even when I didn’t mean it, and I continue to do so
  3. Created a character in my mind that represented an inner loving parent to myself.
  4. Got in touch with my inner child by doing non-dominant handwriting communications.
  5. Collected items from my childhood to comfort and soothe my inner child.

All of these practices work but the most important thing I do to reparent myself is to continue being good to myself, speaking kindly about myself, and showing up for myself.. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.


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LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Reason” by Hoobastank

Second Chance” by Shinedown


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