Negative Thoughts Happen: How to Find Your Inner Ally When Your Inner Critic Shows Up (Paperback)

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Tell your inner critic to take a back seat, so you can start feeling more calm, confident, and kickass

Negative self-talk can feel like an ever-present roommate who insists on giving you unsolicited opinions about every aspect of yourself-- including your worth, appearance, personality, and life choices. Have you ever wondered where this annoying inner critic comes from? And more importantly, can you make it go away? Unfortunately, no matter what you do, negative thoughts will happen. It's simply how our brains are wired. But you can change the way you respond to these thoughts.

This take-anywhere, use-anytime guide offers quick, simple, and evidence-based skills drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you make peace with your inner frenemy. You'll discover what drives these negative thoughts, why it's important to listen to them--yes, you read that right, listen--and how to put them in perspective so you can go back to the things that really matter in your life.

You never know when negative thoughts will show up, crash your party, cramp your style, and get in the way of living your best life. But once you learn how to respond to this negative inner chatter, you'll be able to turn the volume down and listen to your true inner voice--your inner ally--more clearly, and use it as a compass throughout your day.

About the Author

Diana M. Garcia, MS, LMHC, is a licensed therapist in Florida and the founder and owner of the private practice Nurturing Minds Counseling. In her practice, she helps stressed-out millennials feel calm, confident, and kickass in their lives. Additionally, she also works with couples who are struggling to communicate and seeking to rekindle their connection. She's been in the field since 2013, and has worked in various roles, including primary therapist at various treatment centers and, most recently, as director of counseling services at a local university. She is fortunate to be a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, and is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648482250
ISBN-10: 1648482252
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date: December 1st, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English