All Your Inner Child Wants is Comfort — Eddie Capparucci
Eddie Capparucci specializes in treating sexual and pornography addictions and is also the author of the new book, “Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction.” In this episode, Eddie explains the 9 inner children a lot of men face, some of the common triggers, what to do when your inner child comes up, and how to make changes for the better.
[0:45] A little bit about Eddie and the work that he does.
[2:55] What is the Inner Child Recovery process all about?
[5:40] When you understand why sex has a stronghold in your life, you become empowered to make a change.
[8:05] Eddie shares an example of how certain events can trigger your inner child.
[11:35] There are 9 different types of inner children.
[17:15] For a lot of men, understanding their inner child unlocks a lot of understanding that other therapists could not help them with.
[19:25] Now that you know what your inner child is, what do you do when it becomes activated?
[24:25] The key to all of this insight is mindfulness. What does that look like?
- “The inner child only wants one thing. Only one thing. Comfort. For the men I work with, that comfort they found in sexual activity.”
- “The child is stuck in this time warp where he is running just based on emotional thinking.”
- “When I become mindful and am able to recognize what’s going on around me, how can I help those who I love, then we wind up growing. That’s growth.”
- “I need my clients to be mindful because I need them to be aware of their triggers that happen, but also be mindful of the fact it’s not all about them.”
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