The Inner Critical Voice (or The Little Devil On Your Shoulder)

Mature Man Suffering From Depression At Home

Most of us have heard the little voice in our head criticize us and tell us things are not going to be ok. Many people suffer with this a majority of their wakeful hours and even during sleep time. Because it has become such a common state of being, we don’t necessarily always think of it as bad. We might think of it as necessary to keep ourselves in line with some made up “rule.”

We’ve tormented ourselves more often than we realize. It’s often a low level of emotional pain in which we begin to dissociate with, so we perpetuate a feeling of apathy (or other negative emotion) which spreads out to more and more areas of our lives. The critical voice, whether it’s pointed at ourselves or others, affects our happiness, the happiness of those around us, and our actions and habits on a daily basis.

For example – We allow things and people to “stress” us out – by saying yes when we want to say no, or even when someone else has criticized you for something. It’s not about them, but what you think about the situation and the people involved that creates the stress and prompt the internal critic to come alive.

Another example – Little frustration happen all the time, like someone cutting you off in traffic. Again it’s not the driver that’s causing disruption and anger within you; it’s your own thoughts about it.

With hypnotherapy, we create a kind of salve to helps heal this critical part of us that often seems to have a mind of its own as we fail to reign it in on our own. We create self-compassion as we release blocks to moving on and moving forward.

So if you’re stressed out and have a very active critical voice inside you, wouldn’t you like to take a break from it or even create an internal environment that doesn’t allow that part of you to get out of control in the first place?

Problems at work, fears, being overweight and other suffering can be remedied when we work together as a team.

<strong>Experiment With This</strong>
Notice your own internal stress. (e.g. anger, resentment, fear, depression, etc.)

Face the part of you that is getting more of your mental time than you desire and listen to what it really wants. (It’s likely protecting you from something.)

Accept that it is there, instead of attempting to ignore it or push it away. Accept that it’s a part of you for the time being.

Tell that chatterbox to take a vacation (or at least not to interrupt you until a certain time of day and then only for a designated 30 minutes when you are alone and can process it.)
It’s not always easy to do this, but with practice it can be helpful.

Don’t forget, I’m always here to help you. An in person session with me has the capacity to be very powerful in helping you overcome many internal conflicts. When you’re ready for help, call me.

For example – We allow things and people to “stress” us out – by saying yes when we want to say no, or even when someone else has criticized you for something. It’s not about them, but what you think about the situation and the people involved that creates the stress and prompt the internal critic to come alive.

Another example – Little frustration happen all the time, like someone cutting you off in traffic. Again it’s not the driver that’s causing disruption and anger within you; it’s your own thoughts about it.

With hypnotherapy, we create a kind of salve to helps heal this critical part of us that often seems to have a mind of its own as we fail to reign it in on our own. We create self-compassion as we release blocks to moving on and moving forward.

So if you’re stressed out and have a very active critical voice inside you, wouldn’t you like to take a break from it or even create an internal environment that doesn’t allow that part of you to get out of control in the first place?

Problems at work, fears, being overweight and other suffering can be remedied when we work together as a team.

<strong>Experiment With This</strong>
Notice your own internal stress. (e.g. anger, resentment, fear, depression, etc.)

Face the part of you that is getting more of your mental time than you desire and listen to what it really wants. (It’s likely protecting you from something.)

Accept that it is there, instead of attempting to ignore it or push it away. Accept that it’s a part of you for the time being.

Tell that chatterbox to take a vacation (or at least not to interrupt you until a certain time of day and then only for a designated 30 minutes when you are alone and can process it.)
It’s not always easy to do this, but with practice it can be helpful.

Don’t forget, I’m always here to help you. An in person session with me has the capacity to be very powerful in helping you overcome many internal conflicts. When you’re ready for help, call me.

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