Negative self-talk refers to the critical inner dialogue that often has us questioning our abilities, shaming ourselves, and cynically commenting on our own hopes and expectations. This chatter often overwhelms any positive self-talk and can lead to a sense of fear, failure to act, and significant suffering. Many of us experience negative self-talk without realizing it, but once we can hear what we’re telling ourselves, we can learn to counter our inner critic and take better advantage of our full capabilities.
Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist and nine-time New York Times bestselling author. He sits down with Tom Bilyeu to talk about how to deal with negative thoughts, keeping your brain healthy, and assessing your brain type.
Hearing a judgmental or disapproving internal narrative is a very common mental health complaint, and not always a sign of schizophrenia or another serious diagnosis. Persistent inner chatter and rumination can lead to depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, obsessive-compulsive thoughts, and more.
In his book, J.F. Benoist—a visionary thought leader in the fields of addiction treatment and personal development—uses the journeys of two relatable characters to teach you how to develop a powerful new mindset and finally break the pattern of negative self-talk.