The objectieves of this short training are:
Where does the inner critic come from?
The criticism that we have heard growing up have created the necessity to protect your vulnerable core from hurt and pain. The inner critic has taken the job on itself to protect you, in a way. By criticising you and telling you the worst anyone else could ever tell you, the inner critic is trying to prepare you and to help you getting ahead of possible criticism from the outside world.
Does it work? Unfortunately not.
It’s hard to listen to so much criticism, about everything, all the time.
So very difficult, in fact, that when we can’t take it anymore we do as if we are not really listening to it, and as if we were actually ignoring what the critic says. This makes the critic believes that it is failing to protect you and urges it to get even more aggressive to get your attention.
This is in a nutshell the endless cicle of criticism that inevitably crashes your spirit and cripples your creative abilities.
You can probably already see how breaking the cicle starts with simply acknowledging the message of the inner critic. This alone can have a great calming power on its attacks.
What you also achieve, when you take a step back and acknowledge the message of your inner critic, is strenghtening you core self, your awareness and ability to influence your life.
From your strong core-self you can look at the inner critic for what it really is: the result of your history and something that is honestly trying to prevent you from experiencing pain.
I would love to hear if this blogpost is helpful for you and how you are dealing your inner critic.
You may also want to read the first blogpost about the inner critic:
INNER CRITIC short summer course: lesson 1/3