Goodbye, Inner Critic – Hello, Inner Coach

Goodbye, Inner Critic—Hello, Inner Coach

In the article, Goodbye, Inner Critic—Hello, Inner Coach, journalist Portland Helmich explains our key points for building an Inner Coach.

Recently, I received some unexpected news—the lovely condo I rent is being put up for sale. The fact that I have to move has me questioning whether I want to pack up my life on the West Coast and head back East.

When I’m faced with making major life decisions, it’s not pretty. I ruminate over every possible choice countless times, ask all my friends what they think I should do because I don’t trust my gut, and, after I finally make a decision, I can’t stop wondering if it was the wrong choice. In short, I drive myself crazy—or the voice in my head does.

Lately, the voice is saying, “Leaving Los Angeles is copping out. You haven’t given it enough time. You’re weak. You’re lazy. You’re going to regret it.” Meet my Inner Critic. She’s hell on wheels.

Kripalu invited presenter Jane Shure knows this voice well. A psychotherapist, leadership coach, and cofounder of the Resilience Group, Jane says, “The Inner Critic blames and shames and reminds us that we’re falling short. It’s the voice that says, ‘That was stupid. You should have done it differently.’”

 

To read the full article click here :  https://kripalu.org/resources/goodbye-inner-critic-hello-inner-coach

Quiet Your Inner Critic & Calm Your Anxious Mind

Fri, Sept 20 –  Sun, Sept 22, 2019

@ Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health Stockbridge, MA

Workshoplink:   https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/quiet-your-inner-critic-and-calm-your-anxious-mind

 

Workshop participants say:

“This was a life changing experience for me.”

“Throughout all my years of counseling and facing difficult life situations, this workshop has been the most beneficial in providing me with concrete tools to help myself.”

“This workshop was the answer to questions that I’ve longed for.”

“Jane & Beth work so well together, like a lock & key.”

“I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to be in this workshop.”

“Jane & Beth are a fabulous team. I learned so much — they are knowledgeable, creative and compassionate.”

 

Strengthening the Voice of an Inner Coach will:

  • Relieve worry & decrease stress
  • Increase resilience to manage disappointments
  • Fortify courage to act assertively
  • Develop greater self-compassion
  • Tools that relive worry and decrease stress

Kripalu is known as a yoga and meditation retreat center, but it is much more. It’s a place to experience personal & professional growth in an atmosphere of beauty, relaxation and renewal.

Join us – Return home renewed & empowered .

Designed for the general public, Kripalu offers 8 CE credits for social workers
Register at www.Kripalu.org or 800-741-7353

Jane Shure, PhD, LCSW & Beth Weinstock, PhD, are psychotherapists, authors and leadership development coaches nationally recognized for their effectiveness in helping people break negative patterns and achieve positive change. They speak their mind on the Huffington Post, Medium, Authority Magazine & ThriveGlobal. For more information about Beth and Jane, and their work, see:
www.TheResilienceGroup.com

Shifting from Negative Self-Talk to Positive Self-Talk

Do you want more courage & confidence?
Do you want to act with more assertiveness?
Do you want to feel more engaged & alive?

What does SELF-TALK have to do with it?

We all have self-talk. Psychologist, Nick Wignall, describes self-talk to be “that running commentary in your own head about everything from what shoes to wear, to what your boss’ secretary thinks about your new haircut. It’s our inner narrator who constantly describes the story of our life as it unfolds.”

Many of us are not aware of our self- talk or how self-critical it can be. When we hear negative self-talk over time, it can make us anxious, self-doubting and it has the power to undermine our happiness.

Negative self-talk is a habit we learned as children. It developed from the fear that we were not doing things “right-enough,” and served to motivate us to do better. Over time, negative self-talk inhibits motivation and impedes success and satisfaction.

We can learn more effective strategies for self-motivation, one’s that enhance our self-esteem and boost our sense of resilience. To do so requires strengthening awareness of what we are saying to ourselves and acting with a willing to shift into a more positive and encouraging style of self- talk.

Using positive approaches to self-talk can be a game changer in opening the door to your source of courage, confidence and self-compassion.

Join us to transform doubt, perfectionism and self-criticism into higher levels of self-support and inner calm.

Doing so will boost your sense of happiness and overall sense of well-being.


For more information about how to boost your skills for counteracting worry, self-criticism & perfectionism, consider joining …

The RESILIENCE Group @
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health for

Quiet Your Inner Critic &
Calm Your Anxious Mind
workshop,

Friday, September 20- Sunday September 22, 2019
our 22nd year.

In this weekend workshop we will teach skills that help you:

  • maintain resilience
  • reduce anxiety
  • stay positive in the face of life’s challenges
  • shift self-doubt to self-support
  • build self-confidence

Kripalu is known as a yoga and meditation retreat center, but it is much more. It’s a place to experience personal & professional growth in an atmosphere of beauty, relaxation and renewal.

Join us – Return home renewed & empowered .

Designed for the general public, Kripalu offers 8 CE credits for social workers
Register at www.Kripalu.org or 800-741-7353

Jane Shure, PhD, LCSW & Beth Weinstock, PhD, are psychotherapists, authors and leadership development coaches nationally recognized for their effectiveness in helping people break negative patterns and achieve positive change. They speak their mind on the Huffington Post, Medium, Authority Magazine & ThriveGlobal. For more information about Beth and Jane, and their work, see:
www.TheResilienceGroup.com

Ask America’s Ultimate Experts: Help Me Silence My Inner Critic!

The Nature of Gratitude

It’s springtime, and for many of us in the Northeast that means the return of color and light. Last month the trees were still bare showing gradations of gray bark. This week they are full of leaves, blossoms and brilliant shades of pinks and purples.

Increasing our awareness of beauty, and feeling grateful for it, increases our happiness. Observing and valuing the natural beauty of trees, mountains, water, and flowers elevates our mood and calms our anxiety.

Practicing gratitude helps us relish good experiences and feel positive emotions. Research in positive psychology tells us that gratitude practiced over time improves health and helps us deal with adversity.

Each fall we return to autumn colors and a majestic lake at the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Nature abounds at Kripalu and offers an incredible resource for renewal, for nourishing the body, soul and spirit. We are always grateful that we can do our program in this rich environment, and even though we work for the entire weekend, we return home feeling refreshed and renewed.

This year, The RESILIENCE Group is excited to be featured in the Only @ Kripalu on-line brochure, for our Quiet Your Inner Critic & Calm Your Anxious Mind workshop, September 20-22.

In this weekend workshop we will teach skills that help you:

  • maintain resilience
  • reduce anxiety
  • stay positive in the face of life’s challenges
  • shift self-doubt to self-support
  • build self-confidence

Join us this fall in gratitude for the beauty of autumn leaves and return home renewed and empowered.

Designed for the general public, Kripalu offers CE credits for social workers
Register at www.Kripalu.org or 800-741-7353
Photo courtesy of Kripalu.org

Quieting the Inner Critic is Key to Playing it Bigger

jshureHave you ever wanted to feel more confident, be less afraid of criticism, and more willing to speak your mind? If so, then I’ve got the book for you. Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr addresses the challenge that finds women, all too often, “sitting on their big ideas rather than sharing them and holding back their most provocative questions rather than asking them.”

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