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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.

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

If you suffer from unwanted, intrusive, frightening, or even disturbing thoughts, you might worry about what these thoughts mean about you. Thoughts can seem like messages—are they trying to tell you something? But the truth is that they are just thoughts, and don’t necessarily mean anything.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems (Revised and Expanded)

In Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Valuable Advice on Developing Coping Skills and Techniques

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions and negative behaviors through goal setting and various coping techniques, such as meditation, visualization, relaxation, mindfulness, and more.

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