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What I Needed to Hear to Begin Healing My Inner Critic

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There is a therapy trick that I’m willing to bet you’ve heard of. It’s a popular technique used to quiet down negative self-talk, a type of reframing called “naming.” Basically, you give your inner critic a name with the intention of reducing its power over you.

Some therapists might take it one step further by encouraging you to reimagine your inner critic as someone you are not a fan of.

Then when that voice gets noisy, you go ahead and tell them off. It might sound something like this: Inner Critic:  No one likes you. You: You know what *politician that I hate* no one likes you, I on the other hand, am awesome.

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