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How to Silence Your Inner Critic (Part 4)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

Your inner-critic Harriet's final accusation is perhaps her most lethal: #6 Everybody knows what you're hiding.

It's lethal because--as far as you're concerned--you're now hearing her harsh critical voice come through the mouths of others. People talk, and you hear what they're saying as a personal criticism--even if it isn't.

This can apply to everyone from your spouse to a co-worker to the girl at the grocery checkout.

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How to Silence Your Inner Critic (Part 3)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

It's only when you believe that you're still a child that your inner critic has any control over you. As an adult, believing that you're still a child shows itself in the way you respond when self-doubt arises. Here's a quick checklist of those self-defeating behaviors:

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Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Your Inner Critic (Part 2)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

There are six major accusations your inner critic (Harriet) likes to throw at you (6 weapons of personal destruction). In my previous post I illustrated how to refute the first two of those accusations and silence Harriet.

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How to Silence Your Inner Critic and Control Emotional Eating

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD

For the sake of argument, let's name your inner critic Harriet. Harriet has a consistency in her negative attitudes and judgements towards you, and greatly influences your actions and beliefs about yourself. In fact, you've likely taken on many of her harsh and unfair criticisms as fact.

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