By Ellany Lea • Aug 30, 2019 • 2 Min Read
The Insufficient Child • Wounded Child Archetypes
A wounded child archetype is a set of traits and behaviours acquired in childhood from parental or cultural conditioning that falsely defined who you truly are.
False Identities to Release
🗝 I am not enough
🗝 I am unlovable
🗝 I am insufficient
SYMPTOMS + PERPETUATING BEHAVIORS
Do you recognize these symptoms or behaviors that perpetuate the wound?
🌀 Rarely content because life is ruled by impossibly high standards of perfection.
🌀 Chronically over-give, over-do and over-compensate just to get the same success and/or validation as everyone else.
🌀 Organize life around duty and survival (eg. debt, clutter, barren home) rather than thriving (eg. beauty, joy, pleasure).
🌀 Imposter syndrome (fear / anxiety of being discovered as a fraud, freeze at key times).
🌀 Fear that if I shine too bright, I’ll be burnt at the stake or hacked to pieces again.
🌀 Chronically settle for less in relationships / situations (eg. dating losers or “out of my league” superstars who will leave me).
🌀 Believe that others get love, but I don’t or only if I’m the best at everything.
If you do recognize yourself in these archetypes, here are some practices to maturate and integrate that wounded child.
🌹 Mirror and validate my own existence as something precious, unique, lovable and of high value.
🌹 Cultivate the courage to say “no” (boundaries) and leave people / situations that bring me no joy.
🌹 Practice profound gratitude for all that I already have and all that I already am.
... and more inside the Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook!
Wounded CHild Archetypes Assessment
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