The "inner child" is based on the idea that our emotions and thoughts in adulthood are shaped by our childhood experiences. Burdensome experiences from childhood are often ignored as adults or have never been worked through. However, these burdens do not simply disappear as we grow older, but remain within us in the form of the inner child throughout our lives and regularly make themselves heard. Thus it happens that as adults we no longer react rationally in certain situations, but impulsively and deeply emotionally. The state of hypnosis is particularly suitable for getting in touch with the inner child and thus being able to work through old injuries. In hypnosis, the client enters a deeply relaxed trance-like state, opening the way to their subconscious.