In this episode of The Addicted Mind, Duane and Eric Osterlind dive into the powerful concept of the inner child. They explore how past traumas influence our present reactions and behaviors. Understanding and healing your inner child can lead to profound personal growth and recovery. Learn about the history of the inner child concept, its impact on addiction and recovery. Start your practical steps to your healing journey. Join us as we provide compassionate insights and actionable advice to help you nurture your vulnerable inner child and create a healthier, more balanced life.


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Key Topics

  • What is the inner child and its historical background
  • How past traumas influence current behaviors
  • The connection between inner child work and addiction recovery
  • Practical steps to heal your inner child
  • The importance of community and professional support in healing


  1. [00:00:00] – Introduction to the topic of the inner child
  2. [00:01:06] – Overview of the inner child concept and its importance
  3. [00:03:32] – Signs of a wounded inner child
  4. [00:04:45] – Historical background: Carl Jung and John Bradshaw
  5. [00:06:21] – The impact of a wounded inner child on adult life
  6. [00:09:55] – How inner child work aids in addiction recovery
  7. [00:13:15] – Practical steps and resources for inner child healing



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