Our inner voice is often comprised of beliefs that we have accumulated from childhood.  “I’m useless”, “I can’t do anything right”, “I’m stupid” are commonly held negative self beliefs. By changing how we talk to ourselves we can overcome these limiting beliefs. Try listening to your inner voice and recognise when you are being overly critical. Then change what you are saying to yourself, replacing the negative beliefs with positive ones, for example “I can achieve anything”, “I am successful”,  or “I am enough”. Use words that you would say to a friend. Learn how to be kind and compassionate to yourself. 

Hypnotherapy uses techniques that help you rapidly identify and replace your negative self talk and limiting beliefs, offering permanent and pervasive change. If you would like to know more about how hypnotherapy could help you change your inner critic then please get in touch.

We all have an inner voice – what does yours say?

What we say to ourselves are the most important words you will ever hear. We all have an inner voice, often this can be critical and judgemental. Scientific research tells us that what we say to ourselves impacts on our physical and mental health.

A recent investigation by Jesus Alcoba and Laura Lopez concluded that language can motivate us to achieve more. Reflecting on inspirational quotes enabled participants in the study to persevere with tasks significantly longer than those who were given mundane phrases to focus on.

So what does this mean for you? We know that the mind responds to only two things: the words we say to ourselves and the pictures we form in our heads. Therefore if we pay attention to what we are saying to ourselves we can positively impact our reality and our future.

Focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want. Practice self affirmations on a daily basis. Create images in your mind of the future you want. See what a difference these simple changes can make to your life.

 

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