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Negative Self-Talk



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.

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Tony Robbins on How to Break Your Negative Thinking

In this exclusive Free Class Day session, Tony Robbins shows you how to shift your focus so you can embrace positive thinking and turn your life around.

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Negative Self-Talk and How to Change It

Negative Self-Talk and How to Change It is an immediately helpful, life-changing handbook of how to deal with negative self-talk –– for yourself, or anyone in your life. Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D.

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The Toxic Effects of Negative Self-Talk

We all have an inner critic. At times this little voice can actually be helpful and keep us motivated toward goals—like when it reminds us that what we're about to eat isn't healthy or what we're about to do may not be wise.

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FindCenterQuestioning ourselves for being ‘oversensitive’ is a common way that women, in particular, disqualify our legitimate anger and hurt. . . . The fact that some of us feel more vulnerable than others in a particular context does not mean we are weak or lesser in any way.

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11 Risk Factors that Destroy Your Brain | Dr. Daniel Amen on Health Theory

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.

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Transforming Negative Self-Talk: Practical, Effective Exercises

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.

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Negative Self-Talk: What It Is and How to Deal

So what is negative self-talk exactly? Basically, trash-talking yourself. It’s always good to consider the ways that we need to improve. But there’s a difference between self-reflection and negative self-talk.

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FindCenterMan often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it.

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Your Brain Is Wired for Negative Thoughts. Here’s How to Change It.

Alison Ledgerwood, a UC Davis professor of psychology, studies how people tend to get stuck in particular ways of thinking and what they can do to get unstuck.

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Addicted to the Monkey Mind: Change the Programming that Sabotages Your Life

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.

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