It still feels like a somewhat strange thing to be doing — but I can no longer doubt its benefits or the impact it is having. And my therapist seems to believe this is an important step for me to have taken as well and is encouraging me to foster these internal relationships and to use them for support — and I trust her judgment. In the past, this part of myself has been synonymous with resistance, defiance, resentment and anger.
Visiting With Your Inner Teenager
You have interacted with a lot of power-hungry people. There were adults who wanted you to be less than you were. There were other teenagers who wanted to make you feel less smart, less attractive, less talented. They needed you to be small because they wanted to build themselves up in comparison. They let you know you were not acceptable. You had too much to say for a girl. You acted too smart for a kid. You should shut up and listen to your elders. But in reality, the courage you were showing to remain confident and expressive after all that abuse was phenomenal. I am proud that you continued to stand up for yourself.
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As a teenager, I remember feeling like I could do anything. I channeled all those emotions into dreaming about life after high school. The world welcomed me into its arms. Here are ways that unlocking my inner teenager has made me stronger as an adult:. Limiting what you are capable of can feel comfortable, but it can also be confining. If you want to try something bold, tell yourself you can. If you need inspiration, go online and see what other people your age are doing. I guarantee, whatever it is, an adult has accomplished what you want to try. I am an auditory learner, and music evokes many emotions and memories for me.
Robyn Chuter 1 Comment. You may be being sabotaged by your Inner Teenage Rebel. Two clients I saw this week came in with frustration that they had set themselves goals which had clear and meaningful benefits and no obvious downsides — yet both were struggling to commit to taking the steps to achieving their goals. I explained that we have many different parts within us; some of these parts are vestiges of ourselves at earlier stages of our development; some represent our internalisation of the beliefs of other people who were significant to us when we were growing up; some developed in response to trauma of various kinds.