Inner Child Journeys: How Our Children Grow Us Up – An Interview with Robin Grille
Robin Grille, author of the seminal book, Parenting for a Peaceful World, talks with Rebecca Thompson Hitt about the Inner Child Journey parents take when they set out on their path of motherhood and fatherhood. The interview is a part of the Parenting as a Hero’s Journey series from 2015. In October 2019, Robin launched the book, Inner Child Journeys: How Our Children Grow Us Up.
Read the foreword to the book, by Ray Castellino, on Kindred here.
Read Robin’s essay, Inner Child, Inner Wisdom: Unmasking The Mythology Of The Modern, Uber Parent.
Visit Robin’s website here: www.robingrille.com
See Robin’s bio below.
About Rebecca Thompson Hitt
Rebecca Thompson Hitt is the founder and executive director of The Consciously Parenting Project. Rebecca has been actively educating parents and facilitating parent groups and workshops that encourage conscious decision-making in family life since 1998. As a wife and the mother of two boys, she has personal as well as professional experience navigating the terrain of parenting. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’sdegree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with specialized training in attachment and trauma. Consciously Parenting: What It Really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families is Rebecca’s first book, and the first of four books in the Consciously Parenting Series.
Read Rebecca on Kindred.
In simple layman’s terms, ‘Inner Child Journeys’ explains a safe, step-by-step method for understanding the emotional reactions triggered in us by our children, at all ages. This Process was tested and refined over many years by Australian psychologist Robin Grille, and it is based on sound neuropsychological principles. In its ‘light’ or ‘in-depth’ forms, this Inner Child Process can help you gain new and profound insights about yourself and about your children, honing your own intuition about what your children need in order to thrive. It will help you understand even your children’s most baffling behaviors – via a better understanding your own childhood experiences and how they’ve affected you. At the same time, this Process helps you to better understand your own, deepest emotional needs, and how to have those needs met. Ultimately, Inner Child Journeys are about healing long-held emotional wounds that are often brought to the surface through our interactions with our children. Most of us encounter, from time to time, significant challenges and difficult terrain in the course of parenting or educating our children. This Inner Child Process helps you engage with even the most insurmountable challenges in your child-rearing endeavours, and turn those challenges into exciting and empowering personal-growth and healing opportunities for you. The book gives no advice about how to raise your children, nor how to educate your students. That’s because this book helps you access your own inner knowledge, based on your own experiences as a child. The more you befriend your own Inner Child, the more empathic and effective a parent or teacher you become. Your children benefit enormously as you grow. Written for parents, elders, schoolteachers and psychotherapists, this book shows you how to turn child-rearing into a most exciting and transformative personal growth and healing adventure. Indeed, ‘our children grow us up’.