Welcome to The Fully Lived Life podcast! A podcast for those who are longing to pursue the full life and want to break free from anything that holds them back. Listen in as two friends - a psychologist, Dr. Merry, and a life coach, Gillian - talk about life, love, and purpose - with wisdom, humour, and transparency - through the lens of science, psychology, and faith.
In Today’s episode, Dr. Merry leads us through Part 1 of the Inner Critic. All of us experience this voice in us that sounds a lot like us. This voice is often left to run roughshod over us, and if we let it, it will end up sabotaging ourselves and be unable to move forward in growth or to reach our goals. So it is important for us to understand how each one of us has an inner critic within us, and how much it can control us.
Because criticism is so damaging to our soul’s let’s lean into the conversation to discover the source and the way forward! We know that criticism from others can be harmful to a relationship and it actually doesn’t work to change behaviour.
What is self-criticism?
Self-criticism is the tendency to evaluate oneself harshly. Self-critical individuals are always scrutinizing themselves and their performance in most areas of their life.
What can we do if we want to become less self-critical?
Life Coaching Response:
Over the course of the week keep a record of how, when, and what your Inner Critic says to you. What theme’s arise? When do you most feel the wrath of the Inner Critic? Keep this record for Part 2 of the Inner Critic in our next Episode.
Dr. Merry’s book: https://amzn.to/2rCrJyI
Dr. Merry’s videos: https://bit.ly/377eFR0
Dr. Merry’s website: https://drmerry.com
Dr. Lin & Associates: http://drlinandassociates.com
Gillian’s Website: https://gillianmcshane.com