If you didn’t have Inner Conflicts you wouldn’t need Self-Parenting. You could just live your life doing your thing and that would be that.
However, because you have two voices inside your head, your Inner Parent and Inner Child, they often have differing needs and perspectives which can result in direct conflict. This can take several forms but basically the end result is unhappiness. You will eventually notice that your Inner Conflicts typically follow the same patterns as the outer conflicts you’ve had with your outer parents.
The Inner Conflict Resolution Process forms Part II of the “yellow book.” Understanding these 8 Steps is a crucial aspect of advancing your understanding of the SPP. Recently a group of practitioners spent several weeks working on the Inner Conflict resolution process and they did an excellent job of clarifying the 8 steps into a mini-module suitable for two-sided printing.IC Resolution Worksheet_01
Print a copy and keep it with your folder so that you can have it “at the ready” whenever a dreaded Inner Conflict strikes. Every practitioner of Self-Parenting is having inner conflicts. How consciously you can perceive them and how quickly and skillfully you can resolve them is the issue.