Book sessions with Élise, founder of the Inner Child Program
What a pleasure to see you there!
Breath in and get enthusiastic
You are about to embark into the great adventure on knowing yourself better!
Who said that therapy is only about unloading heavy stuffs and going through traumas chapters? Of course this will happen. But also great discoveries, laughs, curiosity will arise, I promess you!
Let the child within shine!
Like Anthony, embark into the Inner Child program and let every aspect of yourself that don’t serve you go away.
Anthony, 28yo – from America.
How does an Inner Child session works?
1. The first step to initiate exploration with your inner “Self” is to ask yourself what kind of session format you would like to engage in. In ponctual sessions or as part of the program? Then book through the calendar.
2. At the beginning of each session (whether ponctual ones or integrated into the program), we will see what the needs are and where you are in the process of meeting your Inner Child and/or Inner Parent.
3. Depending on how the session unfolds, we will use tools such as art therapy, hypnotherapy or lucid dreaming practices to deepen the process of encountering yourself. These are great tools to draw intuition and wisdom from your unconscious mind.
4. We will wrap up the session by giving you some recommendations or exercices to do for the next session.
Nanni, 36yo – from Germany
Do you feel a ´YES´, a call from your Inner Child? And do you want to walk that path with the presence and guidance of Elise?
Wonderful, I am glad to walk along with you. You can book a Single Session or the Inner Child Program here
Inner Child single session
One Inner Child Program session
Explore the world of inner child therapy step by step, through single Inner Child sessions (time between 1h and 1 and a half hour).
Available Online & In-Person
Depending on your needs, we can attend the sessions either Online or In-person.
Inner Child Program
11 Inner Child sessions (including 1 offered)
Based on your specific needs, the entire program will enrich your life.
Available Online & In-Person
It can be done entirely Online, entirely In-Person or alterning both of them.
An “Integration” booklet offered (20€ worth)
Your last session will be rewarded by a booklet for you to keep some inspiration once you’ll be your own guide! 😉
Booking your first Inner Child session is easy:
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If you don’t see a time that works, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll find a time that works for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can Inner Child Therapy help me with?
The Inner Child therapy help you identifying unhealthy behaviours and thoughts intoxicating your day. The program I offer will help you unleashing yourself from them.
Here are some exemples of themes we can work on during sessions :
- Meet your Inner Child
- Learn how to parent yourself
- Accept yourself and befriend your body
- Identify your needs, fears and non-negociables
- Set up your bounderies
- Desitentify with your life story
- Identify your inner toxic beliefs
- Differentiate your deep personal values from the transmitted ones
- Observ and transform your defensive mechanisms
- Recognize your inner strength and beauty
- Activate your full creative potential to transcend your projects
- Learn to trust your intuition
How many sessions do I need to experience positive changes?
Obviously it depends on your needs and your motivation!
For spotted life’s issues, it can take from 6 to 12 sessions. But I recommend to not hold on much on numbers. Self-development is a journey full of surprises that can lead to many paths. We are here to explore those differrent paths.
The good news it that your brain is a fast learner. Its plasticity (flexibility to rewire itself) is limitless.
Throughout your life, your brain produce what we call “neuronal connections”. In a more poetic way we could call that “the art of adaptation”. However it’s during the 6 first years of your life, that they develop in a phenomenal manner. It’s the way for the brain to understand and adapt to the world. Those neuronal connection create habits and reactional mechanisms in order to reduce the uncertainty of the constant changing environment. Some are healthy, other may be toxic overtime.
And so throughout childhood the brain build “neuronal roads” activating the same chain of neurones, while other neurones deactivate. As an adult, those neuronal roads became “highways” or “patterns” if you prefer. And that’s why you often feel trapped into repetitive behaviours, thought processing or emotional reactions.
According new studies in Neurosciences, it takes about 3 months to rewire old patterns into new ones. In that sense you can identify which “neuronal highways” are unhealthy for your daily life and develop, with guidance, new “neuronal roads” that soon will become great “highways” with some practice and consistency.
The Inner Child program will benefit you in that sence. Weekly sessions will give you tools to build slowly but surely new healthy behaviours. That soon will be transformed into solid healthy foundations with practice and perseverance.
How long last a session?
A session by default is 1h. However you can extend by 30mns chunks. So you can book for 1h30, 2h, 2h30, 3h etc.
The price will change accordingly.
Is a brief therapy effective in the long-run?
You are many people asking that question. And it’s totaly fair to wonder how a short practice can affect positively on a long term!
But yes it does.
A brief therapy has the vocation to help you bringing self-awareness and psychological’s autonomy in an effective way. How? By treating core problems lying in the unconcious mind with concrete tools. Tools, such as: Art therapy, hypnosis and lucid dreaming practices, which are designed to reach your unconcious and bring into light what was hidden so far. Those are also great methods to tap into your own wisdom and intuition. With my guidance, we will navigate through those tools together. I’ll help building a strong self-confidence in order for you to rely on this precious assets.
Most of the traditional psychotherapies, tend to conclude on diagnosies from patient’s verbal and non-verbal communication or from eventual tests. Which, from my opinion, stays on a evaluative level. Diagnosis tend to categorize people to treat them accordingly.
Through brief therapy and furthermore with the Inner Child approach, you’ll understand that nothing is wrong with you. I will help you to find this sense of acceptance.
The Inner Child program, by its lengh (11 sessions), is considered as a brief therapy. However, you can also opt for booking as many single session as you need and for how long you want.
Is the Inner Child program suitable for children or couples?
Yes it does!
For children the approach is different in few aspects. Because before verbal communication a child would rather express him/herself through corporal expression, games, drawings to apprehend its environment. A child is more into action than talking. So we use various games, drawings and even Sophrologie to allow the child to express him/herself and allow him/her to feel its emotions.
I worked with children in the past on various topic, such as : bringing more self-confidence, getting more expressive verbaly, improving self-esteem, or implementing more joy into their life…
Also, the program definitely fit for couples or any relationships in general (Family, work collegues…). As Transactional Analysis¹ (the approach I use into my program) is based on the inner dialogue between your Inner Child, Inner Parent and Inner-Adult, it is then easy to transpose and analyse the dialogues and toxic patterns occuring in an interaction between two people or more.
I help couples and work collegues, that has issues with communication and conflict management. I also help couples dealing with sexual frustration or blocages.
¹ See the following question to know more about Transactionnal Analysis!
What is the Transactional Analysis from Eric Berne?
Transactional analysis (TA) is before all a theory of the construction of the personnality. It can be used as a method of therapy, that allow a fine comprehension and diagnostic on how you adapted to your environment in early childhood and how this adaptation created reactional patterns that still occure into your adulthood.
Furthermore, he realized that – Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours – were tightly interconnected and called this unity the “Ego State”.
He noticed that ego states are evolving according the situation. And so the posture, the voice, the expression are changing from moment to moment. He recognized that those changing manifestation were childlike, parentlike or adult-like.
So he ended naming those 3 distinct Ego States :
“Inner Child”, “Inner Parent” and “Inner Adult”.
- In the Inner Child, you think, feel, and behave the way you did in your childhood.
- In the Inner Parent, you think and behave the way your caregivers and people of authority in your life did. From the earliest past to the present.
- When you are in the Inner Adult, you behave logically, appropriately, and you respond to the here and now. You oriente yourself by questioning, explaining, processing datas, resolving problems, deciding what is best for you…
In addition, Berne believed in making a commitment to “curing” his patients, rather than just understanding them. To that end he introduced one of the most important aspect of TA : “the Contract“. An agreement entered into by both patient and therapist to pursue specific changes that the patient desires.
What is the difference between online therapy and in-person therapy?
They are both efficient in their own way. It depends mainly on the tools we use together. For self-analysis (psychanalyse), coaching, art therapy, and sophrology both online and In-person are equally effective.
However, from my own experience, I find Hypnosis working better In-person.
Online therapy can be helpful if you are not in town, travelling or not wishing to work in physical presence of the therapist (need that may be more present in those times of pandemic).
Let me tell you a little story!
Imagine, early in the morning someone asking to an adult, a parent and a child, just waking up : “who wants to drive the car today?”
The child will probably be the first enthousiast to have a go. He will jump straight out of the bed to get onto the driver seat. The parent suddenly, worrying a little, jump out as well and grab the passenger seat to make sure everything will be alright. Then the adult, with a laid-back attitude, will eventually sit at the back of the car…
However, what happen when a child is sitting on a driver seat?…
Well, he/she is too small for that seat, so he/she will either be able to see the road but not able to reach the pedals and so the car won’t move… Or he/she will reach the pedals but won’t see the road! So the car may end up quickly on a ditch!
So instead of that scenario, it seems more cautious to gently ask the child to sit at the back where he belongs, let the parent be on the passenger seat as he/she can be a good copilot and make sure that the adult is the one driving the car!
This story being told, I invite you now to realize how much we let our Inner Child driving the car and how little the adult is actually on the driver seat, on a regular bases! You can see how much this is true if you often feel stuck or going anywhere into your life.
And sometimes, some people feel it’s their Inner Parent that drive the car more often… In that case scenario, the car will effectively run. But maybe after checking 3 times that nothing has been forgoten in the house before leaving, after checking the alarm is on, after making sure that everyone went to the toilet etc… So the car trip will have some delay, just because it’s in a parent nature to verify everything is in order and secure.
Once again, the Inner Adult is in the here and now, he’s the one proactive and taking the rational and coherent decisions.
Life is an infinite world of possibilities when the right person is on the driver seat.
Befriend your Inner Child, Re-parent yourself and trust your Inner Adult and awesome things will start arise into your daily life ?
If you struggle understanding the concepts I’m talking about
David, 41yo – from France