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2 Evidence-Based Ways to Handle Your Internal Bully

We all have a playground bully in our minds. Typically first formed in childhood and then shaped by our life experiences, our internal bully calls us mean names (“loser”) and insults our character (“You’ll never amount to anything”).

For some people, this bully is just an occasional presence, easily dismissed or ignored. But for others, the bully is constantly there, berating and criticizing and belittling at top volume. If your internal bully is on an endless tirade against you, please know that you don’t have to stand there and take the abuse. This article will teach you two evidence-based techniques for handling your internal bully.

1. Talk back to the bully.

Therapists call this technique “cognitive restructuring,” and it means

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