Even if you call it by a different name, you need no introduction to your inner critic.
This is the voice – or voices – who can take you down a peg or two (or several) with one well-aimed blow. Our inner critics seems to know exactly what to say and when to say it for maximum effect. It's a master of the psychological KO, leaving us feeling like the smallest, most flawed, most disempowered version of ourselves.
You’ve tried everything to tame your inner critic: ignoring it, calling names and telling it to shut up. But none of those approaches have worked.
Now, it’s time to stop fighting yourself.
In The Power of Self-Kindness: How to Transform Your Relationship With Your Inner Critic, you’ll discover a radical approach to healing your relationship with your inner critic and yourself, one based on understanding, self-acceptance and self-compassion.
This companion workbook edition contains the original text of the standard edition, plus additional questions and space to write your reflections as you work through the book. You'll get a printable version of the workbook, plus a fillable PDF version you can use on a computer or tablet.
Using a combination of theory, insight and reflective practices, you’ll learn where your critic comes from and how to look beyond its destructive words to uncover the real message underneath. You’ll develop techniques that will help you question your critic’s stories and become more mindful of how these stories impact your life. You’ll also learn how to turn up the volume on the inner critic’s positive counterpart - the inner mentor - a wise inner guiding light invested in your growth and wellbeing.
Whether you’ve been struggling with your inner critic for a long time or are at the beginning of your self-kindness journey, this book offers a range of approaches and suggestions you can use to mend the most important relationship in your life: the one with yourself.