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Getting to Know Your Inner Child

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: Regardless of age, we all have an inner child who needs love and attention.
Air Date: 8/29/16
Duration: 27
Guest Bio: Noah Rothschild, LMFT
Noah-RothschildNoah Rothschild, LMFT, is a renowned recovery psychotherapist, inner child expert, and speaker. With two decades of experience in addiction, he specializes in helping his clients remove emotional/mental blocks perpetuating their cycle of addiction and empowers them to show up and live their best life. He holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and is Certified Teacher of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (a holistic body mind Psychotherapy).

In 2004, Noah became a featured author in the book, The Alcohol and Addiction Cure, written by Chris Prentiss, founder of Passages Malibu (the world's leading holistic recovery center).

At Passages, he was Lead Family Therapist for over seven years and developed a unique approach to treating addiction. His holistic approach, involves four key components:

1. Power. You are POWERFUL and inside of all of us resides a powerful core. As a child we may have felt powerless, but as a grown up, we all have the power to show up and create our best life. Underneath most substance dependency is a lifetime pattern of codependency/agency (giving away one’s power to fix, please, or caretake another). Addiction is an obstacle that can only be overcome when we consciously choose to reclaim our power and be true to our self.

2. Belief. Thought is the creative force in our life, what we think becomes the story of our life. Past unreleased negative beliefs/emotions stored from our earliest preverbal experiences in the womb and early years of our life are what eventually gave rise to our addiction. Freedom comes from removing these negative beliefs/emotions and replacing them with positive life affirming thought.

3. Child. True Recovery lies in reclaiming the child within. Left to its own devices the child will find the same people and painful circumstances that have generated our addiction hoping to get it right. Unfortunately, the child can no longer get a "fix” by finding someone or something out there. You are the one the child has been waiting for. This child is the most powerful portal to release past pain, discover/recover self love, and reclaim the joy necessary to live a sober life. Noah gives practical tools and techniques to connect with and rebirth this child.

4. Presence. The Present is the only point of power in life. In this moment we have the power to either recreate the past or make a new life affirming choice. Presence involves learning how to be comfortable with navigating the different emotions that arise on the sober path. It also involves developing a natural sense of well being in the body, so that you can find your inner power when times get tough. The quickest way to master the art of feeling and returning to well being involves utilizing your breath. Noah utilizes breathwork to release stored negative emotion from the body and teaches breathing exercises that can be used on daily basis to live a joyful sober life.

Noah lives in Topanga Canyon, CA, with his wife Elizabeth, two sons Jacob and Levi, and their two guinea pigs. His psychotherapy practice is located in nearby Santa Monica, where he also conducts telephone or Skype sessions for clients outside of the greater Los Angeles area. He is a gifted speaker and singer songwriter, who has presented at Conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Substance Abuse, Healing The Child Within, Codependency/Agency, Adoption issues, Family therapy, Mindfulness, Breath Work, and Body Mind Psychotherapy. He is currently writing a book on his holistic recovery approach.
Getting to Know Your Inner Child
If you want to heal your emotional wounds and move past trauma in your life, you must understand that your pain originated from your childhood patterns and experiences.

Regardless of age, we all have an inner child who needs love and attention.

Noah Rothschild is a renowned recovery psychotherapist and an inner child expert. Noah explains how you can get to know your inner child and offers practical tools and techniques that will help you connect with, rebirth, and nourish your inner child.