The objectieves of this short training are:
What's in it for me?
You can actually start a fruitful collaboration with your inner critic, use its natural skills and experience to your advantage. All you need to do is to change your perspective.
In the course of your life the inner critic has been growing with you, learning everything about your life and your environment.
Until now the relationship has been conflictual, but what if, the relationship would have to change. What if instead of you in a submissive, childlike position, in front of a inner critic that feels like a demanding parent, you would assume the position of an adult, strong in his/her shoes, relating to another adult, the inner critic.
The relationship and the interaction would then be more aimed at mediating, negotiating, exchanging information and consulting on all kinds of topic that concern your life.
You’ll be surprise of the stunning insights the inner critic will have for you and most important, you will be in a centered and adult place in yourself from where you can do a lot with that information to influence your life and achieve your goals.
How do you do that?
One simple way to start your new relationship with your inner critic is to imagine it in front of you. You can close your eyes and imagine your own inner critic in front of you, it's head until its shoulder is enough. As you do that it is important you stay in contact with yourself and your strenght: it is you that are imagining and it is you in control of the imagination. When you feel ready you can tell the inner critic what you want from the relationship with it.
Repeat this activity and notice how the relationship changes and how youe feel about it.
Let me know how it is going with your inner critic and if you need any help.
Do you want to read the previous blogpost about the inner critic?
INNER CRITIC short summer course: lesson 1/3
INNER CRITIC short summer course: lesson 2/3