Inner child drawings are a profound way to access aspects of your psyche that you may not normally pay attention to.
Inner child drawings are typically done with your non-dominant hand. Buy yourself a box of kid's crayons and a special sketchbook. Artist Heather Williams, author of Drawing as a Sacred Activity has an excellent exercise to help access your inner child that I will share with you. It takes 30 days of daily drawing either in the morning or the evening.
Daily Inner Child Exercise
1.Relax and breathe with your paper and crayons in front of you.
2. Close your eyes and see or feel a child near you. Notice the color or her/his hair, notice the height, posture, clothing. Open your heart and feel yourself accepting this child exactly as she/he is, even if the chid is angry sad or frightened.
3. Ask the child to play a game with you. The adult in you will ask the child 3 questions. What is your name? What are you feeling right now? What can I do to help you feel really good?
4. Let the child draw a picture of for you and answer the questions using crayons and your non-dominant hand.
5. Thank the child for sharing with you.
For more 30 day drawing challenges visit Expressive Art Workshops.