Silencing the Inner Critic
By Jenny Gould, Mar 23 2018 10:18AM
That ‘Inner Critic’ is very insidious and quite toxic. It begins quietly and before you know it it’s like the loudest voice in the room. So why is it there? Its purpose is to keep you safe, to protect you. It’s the job of the primitive part of your brain to prevent you from doing anything to threaten your survival, so it urges you to be cautious. But of course we are not in mortal danger very often, so it the message is really an ‘error’ message. Why not take a moment to list as many of your self-critical thoughts as you can. Getting those thoughts out from where they lurk gives you the chance to see them for what they really are!