REPARENTING your INNER CHILD with these soothing self-talk statements

Deep within you resides a wounded inner child, longing for healing, comfort, and support. But by nurturing your inner child, you reclaim emotional wholeness and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery.

In this episode of the Fear Less podcast, an audio series on The Recovery Warriors Show podcast channel, we discuss the importance of acknowledging and addressing your critical inner voice that often stems from childhood experiences.

Nurturing Your Inner Child

Hosts Jessica Flint and Andrea Wells stress the importance of recognizing and connecting with your inner child when dealing with eating disorders.

Your inner child symbolizes your vulnerable and genuine self, which might have undergone past trauma, emotional neglect, or harmful diet culture messages from the world around you.

By acknowledging this hurt child, you can start the journey of self-nurturing and offering the affection and care that might have been missing.

The Power of Reparenting

Reparenting plays a pivotal role in changing the unhelpful stories and beliefs that often contribute to eating disorders.

If food and body are your current struggles, consider reparenting in those areas, too.

Andrea Wells

By using soothing self-talk, you can switch out negative self-talk with positive and kind messages.

Valuing yourself and giving supportive words can help your inner child grow happily.

Affirmations for Nurturing Your Inner Child

One effective way of reparenting or nurturing your inner child is by practicing affirmations.

Affirmations are positive statements that help to rewire your thoughts and reinforce empowering beliefs. 

By repeating positive affirmations, you can challenge negative self-perceptions and cultivate self-love and acceptance.

Some examples of these include, “I am worthy of love and care,” “I am enough just as I am,” and “I choose self-compassion and healing.” 

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Jessica and Andrea also underscore the importance of self-compassion in the journey to recovery from eating disorders.

Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, as you would treat a wounded child. 

By shifting from self-criticism to self-compassion, you can start healing old wounds and build a healthier connection with yourself.

Embracing Vulnerability

Embracing vulnerability is another essential aspect of the reparenting process. 

Parents age and pass on; but you will stay and be the one to tend to your inner child.

Jessica Flint

It involves creating a safe and non-judgmental space within yourself to acknowledge and address the emotional wounds and neglected parts of your past. 

By allowing yourself to be vulnerable, you open the door to self-compassion and healing. 

This process encourages self-acceptance and growth. 

You can learn to support yourself through challenges, leading to a more fulfilling life.


Nurturing your inner child through soothing self-talk is a powerful tool for healing and personal transformation. 

Through acknowledging, validating, and embracing your inner child’s experiences, along with affirmations and self-compassion, you can heal past wounds.

Listen to the full episode and be empowered to create a stronger, more resilient version of yourself.

Join the Courage Club Wait List

In the courage club, you can learn to alchemize fear into courage, and finally say goodbye to food struggles for good.

Get on the waitlist here →

More from Recovery Warrior Shows
5 Intense Emotions Connected to Eating Disorders
Intense emotions can be experienced as uncomfortable and inconvenient, at the same...
Read More
0 replies on “REPARENTING your INNER CHILD with these soothing self-talk statements”