Patrick Teahan – YouTube Shorts

I enjoy one of Patrick’s shorts almost everyday. These quick shorts help me to check in and validates my feelings around healing from childhood trauma. He speaks about toxic family dynamics and ways that we can honor our child self.

I have been doing a lot of inner child work this last year. I didn’t have any pictures of myself for years because I was kicked out before graduating high school. After my mom passed away, my siblings saved all her pictures and I was able to have whatever photos I wanted. At the beginning of this year I made a photo album of all the pictures I had of myself as a child.

Looking at myself as a kid made me realize that I am a lovable person for the first time in a very long time. Seeing myself as a child makes me realize how my best friend sees me. Growing up, I was the outcast of my family and I was seen as the problem child; I was always too much for everyone. This narrative has followed me throughout life and has shrank my self esteem to almost nothing.

I think I lost a part of myself along the way and that has contributed to my depression as well as self harm. Inner child work has helped me become closer to myself in ways I could have never imagined. I am starting to gain back that self esteem piece by piece.

Comment below what you think of the video, if you decide to watch 🙂

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  1. Ogden Fahey says:

    Seems reasonable!

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