Heaven is the decision I must make
– A Course in Miracles
Retrieval, sometimes known as inner child therapy,
can be and is carried out using counselling, shamanic
methods, non-directive hypnotherapy, through breathwork,
meditation, role play, through visualisation and in using
energy work. There are many ways to achieve this
beautiful experience and integration
and there is one right for you.
Do you experience a soul loss? Do you experience a
feeling of emptiness that you can’t quite pinpoint?
Do you feel there is something missing? Do
you feel lonely sometimes?
Maybe this is for you? Maybe this is what you have been
Certainly soul retrieval can be one of the
most beneficial and life changing
experiences for the client to find and integrate a lost part
of the self and return that part to the
Sometimes with counselling alone it is not possible for the
client to find these missing parts without extra
intervention. They may have detached and/or
dissociated so completely during times of
stress and trauma during
childhood or later that this part is lost to them. The
client can become unaware not only of the event that caused
them to separate but even that there is a
missing part of the self. There is just a feeling of
being lost or lonely.
These soul parts and inner child fragments hold
great gifts as well as opportunities to
heal the past and move forward into the present.
One method is to achieve a state of relaxation
which is induced using non-directive hypnotherapy and the
client can they be accompanied on their journey to find the
missing part or fragment which may be experienced as an
object. This fragment having been found and brought back, if
that is its wish, and having expressed itself is then
integrated using a breath technique known as Quantum
Dynamics. Sometimes, if the fragment isn’t willing
to trust the host immediately, agreement is reached to meet
There are several other methods of achieving soul
integration and Tina is practised with working with them to
achieve the desired goal of the client.
‘It takes more than a sudden leap to change a life.
It takes a conscious act, a decision to take our life into
our hands’ Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz
One of Tina’s passions is Inner Child work
and she encourages homework and self-help
to run alongside therapy. Inner child work is interwoven
into all the processes and is seen as an integral part of
healing. Much as for soul retrieval, there are many ways to
work, some of which use dialogue and some light relaxation
states. Dynamic Theatre is a perfect medium
for this work too.
This is a vast and involved subject and there is much
literature on the subject. Please see the reading for
recommendations. Tina’s own favourite authority on this
subject is John Bradshaw whose work she
came across in the 1980’s but re-read in 2011. It is as
fresh and relevant as ever.