Feeling Child

The Feeling Child is the “primitive self,” fully aware of emotions and viewing life from a child’s…

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Feeling Child Ego State

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The Feeling Child is the “primitive self,” fully aware of emotions and viewing life from a child’s perspective. This part of the self is hyper-sensitive to others’ behaviors and easily upset, hurt, or angry. Running life from this perspective leaves one feeling like a victim, powerless. This ego state is the one the alcoholic anesthetizes or the rage-aholic uses to ward off fear. Feeling Child is the one the addict feels helpless to conquer. Many therapists have embraced this part as a source of healing. Indeed it does represent the right brain, where emotions are stored. The Feeling Child is communicated with through symbols, images, gestures and pictures instead of verses words and logic.

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