|age regression (n.)|
|Other forms||age regressor (n), age regressing (v)|
|Synonyms||inner child therapy, inner child|
|Coiner||Carl Jung and John Bradshaw|
Age regression occurs when someone reverts to a childlike state of mind, often as a coping mechanism due to trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.
Age regression is also often done voluntarily for fun, and it can also be done as a stress reliever.
Some age regressors like to use child-like objects such as bottles and pacifiers, as well as enjoy partaking in activities such as drawing and playing with children’s toys. Those that age regress slip into a mindset known as littlespace.