Embracing Your Inner Critic

Author: Hal Stone
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062111949
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Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of "Voice Dialogue" process, a therapy that transforms the inner critic from crippling adversary to productive ally. The inner critic. It whispers, whines, and needles us into place. It checks our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us from being disliked, hurt, or abandoned. Instead, the critical inner voice causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low-self-esteem. It acts as a powerful saboteur of our intimate relationships and is a major contributor to drug and alcohol abuse. Through examples and exercises, the Stones show us how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize "critic attacks," and, most important, how the inner critic can become asn intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in life.

Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk

Author: Danielle Krysa
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145214849X
Size: 34.32 MB
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This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success—fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others—and explains how to navigate roadblock. Packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gleaned from Danielle Krysa's years of working with professional and aspiring artists—plus riotously apt illustrations from art world darling Martha Rich—this ebook arms readers with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.

Banish Your Inner Critic

Author: Denise Jacobs
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633534723
Size: 47.90 MB
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Amazon Hot New Release! Silence the Voice of Self Doubt While it’s easy to believe that the main barriers to being more productive, generating and developing ideas, and doing our best work are external (how many times have you vented to a coworker about “hitting a wall?”), the truth is that these frustrating blocks are most often in our own heads. What is the entity responsible for this? The Inner Critic. The Inner Critic is relentless, driving us toward perfectionism and fanning the flames of self doubt, self-sabotage, and self criticism while dousing the sparks of creative ideas before they have a chance to develop. It encourages rationalization to help us feel better about snuffing out these sparks and keeps us believing that it’s saving us from rejection, judgment, and failure. Worst of all, it makes us think all of this is our own idea. How do we break free of something that feels like it’s a natural part of who we are? Denise Jacobs, Speaker, Author and Chief Creativity Evangelist of The Creative Dose, who speaks at web conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide, maps a way out in her latest work, Banish Your Inner Critic. This book is your manual and toolkit to help you not only reclaim your creativity and productivity, but bump it up to extreme productivity, clearing a path for you to find your zone more often – and stay in it longer. Jacobs’ guidebook will provide instant relief and lasting insight, showing you how to: • Identify and quiet the voice of self-sabotage in your head • Master three power practices to transform how you relate to yourself and your creativity forever • Overcome the fear of not knowing enough or not being original enough • Free yourself from comparisons, overwhelm, and self-criticism • Transform your self-talk into a tool for success • Generate more ideas than ever before • Embrace your expertise and share your brilliance with the world Calling on neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness principles, and self-compassion research, deftly blended with personal storytelling, Jacobs presents approachable and immediately applicable techniques for putting your Inner Critic in its place. Banish Your Inner Critic will help you make your creative process more fluid and develop practices to cultivate innovation. When your next creative idea sparks into being, you will be ready to nurture it into a dazzling light of success. Banish your Inner Critic to start doing your best work, achieving excellence, and contributing meaningfully to the world!

Mastering Your Mean Girl Deluxe

Author: Melissa Ambrosini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143130056
Size: 29.47 MB
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This deluxe eBook edition features eight exclusive videos from author and self-love instructor Melissa Ambrosini, in which she leads readers through guided meditations and practices in positive affirmations. Ready to activate your dream life? You know that sneaky voice inside your head telling you that you’re not good enough, smart enough, skinny enough, whatever enough? That’s your Mean Girl. And she’s doing her best to keep you stuck in Fear Town, too scared to go after the life you always imagined. But enough’s enough! Melissa Ambrosini has made a life beyond her wildest dreams, all by mastering her Mean Girl, busting through limiting beliefs and karate-chopping through the fears that held her hostage for years. And now she wants to help you remember not only what you are capable of, but how amazing you truly are! In this inspiring, upbeat guide, Melissa provides a practical plan for creating your own version of a kick-ass life — one that’s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. Designed to propel you out of stuck-ness and into action, this is a must read if you’re ready to let go of your Mean Girl and start living the life of your dreams.

Freedom From Your Inner Critic

Author: Jay Earley
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622030648
Size: 41.43 MB
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We've all heard the voice of the inner critic—that part of us that judges us, shames us, and makes us feel inadequate. "You don't want to give in to the Critic, and it doesn't really work to fight against it," explains Dr. Jay Earley. "But there is a way to transform it into an invaluable ally." With Freedom from Your Inner Critic, Dr. Earley and psychotherapist Bonnie Weiss present a self-therapy approach for uncovering the psychological roots of our self-sabotaging inner voices and restoring our sense of worthiness. Filled with insights, case studies, and practical self-therapy exercises, this breakthrough book explores: How to connect with your Inner Critic through the groundbreaking approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy The seven varieties of the Inner Critic and their positive intent Healing your Criticized Child that is hurt by your Inner Critic Awakening your Inner Champion—the antidote to the influence of your Inner Critic How to transform your Inner Critic and learn to love yourself How our self-confidence, motivation, and courage improve when we are free from our Inner Critics "Self-esteem is our birthright," says Dr. Earley. "And even the most intractable Inner Critic can learn to let go and allow you to blossom." Freedom from Your Inner Critic offers a solution to one of our greatest psychological challenges—so you can reclaim your confidence, freedom, and joy in life.

Toxic Criticism

Author: Eric Maisel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071465553
Size: 46.43 MB
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We've all felt the sting of criticism . . . Sometimes painful barbs from friends, family, coworkers, or strangers can lodge in our minds and eat away at our core. When you allow criticism--even self-criticism--to affect you that powerfully, it can be toxic. And if you don't break the cycle, toxic criticism can make you sick, strain relationships, and prevent you from fulfilling your dreams. But you don't have to live that way! By using the proven strategies in Toxic Criticism, you can deflect any hurtful comment that comes your way, rationally decide whether the criticism has any validity, and, if you choose, give a calculated response or use it as an opportunity to make a positive change. Once you've mastered the techniques in Toxic Criticism, you'll be able to: Dismiss negative comments before they make you upset Take away the power of criticism by believing in yourself Live a positive life, driven by feeling of self-worth instead of self-loathing Silence your inner critic, and listen to the voice of confidence

The Drawing Mind

Author: Deborah Putnoi
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 159030943X
Size: 80.66 MB
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Presents a series of drawing assignments which encourage freedom of self-expression and a non-judgmental mindset, habits that the author argues can be carried over into other life activities.

The Bitch In Your Head

Author: Jacqueline Hornor Plumez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761192
Size: 76.26 MB
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Do you ever find yourself thinking, how could you be so stupid, you look fat, or you’re a horrible mother? Are you afraid people will find out you’ve fooled them into thinking you're competent? If you’re guilty of expressing these types of discouraging messages, then you have a bitch in your head. This self-critical behavior can wreak havoc with your life—it can keep you from getting the love you want, the raise you deserve, or even a good night’s sleep. Dr. Plumez began to notice a pattern with her patients being too hard on themselves. She found that gentler approaches didn’t work, but when she told them they were being a bitch—to themselves!—they finally recognized their self-defeating attitude and how much it was weighing them down.With this book, Dr. Plumez can help you banish the bitch. It identifies the different types of “bitches”—work, marriage, parenting, and so on—and provides effective tools and techniques to combat the forms of self-destruction described. Once you begin to encourage rather than criticize, you will find that your career, social life, and relationships almost magically improve.

At Left Brain Turn Right

Author: Anthony Meindl
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9780615534862
Size: 69.67 MB
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."..shows you how to silence the noise of your left brain, ignite your creative side, and live the life you've always imagined"--P. [4] of cover.

Shut Your Monkey

Author: Danny Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440341176
Size: 17.61 MB
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Hear that voice inside your head? The one that nitpicks all your new ideas? That's your monkey. This hypercritical little critter loves to make you second-guess yourself. It stirs up doubt. It kills your creativity. But it can be stopped. And acclaimed author Danny Gregory is here to show you how. After battling it out with his own monkey, he knows how to shut yours down. Gregory provides insight into the inner workings of your inner critic and teaches you how to put it in its place. Soon you'll be able to silence that voice and do what you want to do—create. Now follow his lead and Shut Your Monkey.