Embracing Your Inner Critic

Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset

Embracing Your Inner Critic

Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of "Voice Dialogue" process, a therapy that transforms the inner critic from crippling adversary to productive ally. The inner critic. It whispers, whines, and needles us into place. It checks our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us from being disliked, hurt, or abandoned. Instead, the critical inner voice causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low-self-esteem. It acts as a powerful saboteur of our intimate relationships and is a major contributor to drug and alcohol abuse. Through examples and exercises, the Stones show us how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize "critic attacks," and, most important, how the inner critic can become asn intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in life.

Unloved

Finding Freedom by Embracing Your Inner Critic

Unloved

***UPDATED and REVISED EDITION*** ***NOW IN PAPERBACK*** Do you feel unworthy of love? In this short, but very powerful eBook, author Renee Fisher shares from her heart about how to find freedom by embracing your inner critic. Using the Biblical example of Leah in the Bible, Renee encourages women to find their identity and worth in Christ while learning how praise changes everything. Like Leah, you too can learn how to be mindful. You are more than your identity. You can lavishly love others including yourself. You can cultivate a life of your dreams even when circumstances do not change and expectations are not met. PRAISE FOR UNLOVED: Renee moves us all to look deeper at hidden lies we might be believing; she brings up questions that help us take an honest look at ourselves and the obstacles that maybe stalling our ability to live out the God-given calling place on our lives. In short, she helps the reader to dream-then equips them to achieve those dreams. -Pam Farrel, Author of 45 books including 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success in Keeping It All Together & Discovering Hope in the Psalms To feel Unloved defies the very reason why Christ came to save us and place us in a loving environment where we can have restful fellowship with Him. We also know all too well that there is an enemy that partners with our inner critic, which we all have on the inside to deprive us and make us feel undeserving of this unconditional love which creates dissatisfaction in every season of our life. In her new book, Renee pours out her disappointments, fears and hope in which every single one of us can identify in such a transparent way. She brilliantly instructs us to put a name and face to these internal voices, exposing every lie, and putting an end to fighting the wrong war and getting on with the abundant life God wants us to have. -Maria Durso, Co-Pastor of Christ Tabernacle and Author of From Your Head to Your Heart Renee has done it again with her book Unloved as she has poured her heart into each page with her vulnerability and encouragement seeking the truth in love. A woman after God's own heart, Renee has a unique way of connecting with both the reader and client to whatever season they may find themselves in. Unloved is both refreshing and revealing as Renee reminds us that it is "okay" to ask some questions as we journey through life. A true treasure to be found as we embrace walking and living FREE in Christ! -Lisa K. Spivey, Speaker and Author of Big Girls Do Cry Renee puts into words what many of us have struggled with in our lives; deeply knowing we are loved no matter what we have gotten right or wrong in our lives. She walks you through the pain of a hard season and gives hope by sharing the things she has learned in the depths of the pain. Her words have a way of making you feel like she is walking alongside you in your own journey to squashing the inner critic who can easily cause life to tailspin out of control. Unloved has spoken into my own life and I am forever changed by her authentic and genuine gift of storytelling. -Ronel Sidney, Author of Freestlye Faith In Unloved, Renee shares her own story to allow others to find the gold in their own. She shares with great love from her memories, to encourage us to re-write our own (memories) forward, into unwritten yet dreamed of outcomes. And that's the point. I love that this book is both food for thought and a practical template for us to write down our own memories for others. Thanks, as always, Renee for passing the gifts on, facilitating others, and encouraging us to do the same! -Caroline Cienki, Author of The God Chair By carefully weaving together her own story with the Biblical account of Leah's, Renee shows us how we can move from unloved and immobile to fully loved and wildly free. If you struggle under the weight of a bossy inner critic and a long list of unmet desires, this short read is for you. -Carrie D. Rogers, Speaker and Author of He

Embracing Our Selves

The Voice Dialogue Manuel

Embracing Our Selves

This highly acclaimed, groundbreaking work describes the Psychology of Selves and the Voice Dialogue method. Internationally renowned psychologists Hal and Sidra Stone introduce the reader to the Pusher, Critic, Protector/Controller, and all the other members of your inner family. They have refined the process to the point where voice dialogue is considered one of the most effective techniques in psychology today.

Embracing Each Other

Relationship as Teacher, Healer & Guide

Embracing Each Other

A revolutionary, refreshingly no-fault, no-nonsense approach to relationship! The Stones, who introduced you to your inner family of selves using the Voice Dialogue process, show how understand, learn from, and enjoy the dance of these selves in relationship.

I Never Knew I Had A Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth

I Never Knew I Had A Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth

Honest and inspiring, I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, Ninth Edition is an invitation to personal learning and growth -- and a roadmap to lasting change. Written in a personal, encouraging tone, the book helps students examine the choices they’ve made and choose where to go next. Emphasizing the role of personal responsibility and choice in creating a meaningful life, the text explores a wide variety of key topics, including personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior and choices, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. Through their warm yet thoroughly research-based discussion of significant dimensions of life, Corey and Corey help students expand their awareness of the choices available to them. As students work through the text’s self-inventories, exercises, and activities -- and read the first-person accounts of difficult choices real people have made -- they will gain invaluable insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way. Thousands of readers have been inspired by this book, gaining a renewed sense of the choices available to them and a clear direction of where they want to go. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Freedom from Your Inner Critic

A Self-Therapy Approach

Freedom from Your Inner Critic

We've all heard the voice of the inner critic—that part of us that judges us, shames us, and makes us feel inadequate. "You don't want to give in to the Critic, and it doesn't really work to fight against it," explains Dr. Jay Earley. "But there is a way to transform it into an invaluable ally." With Freedom from Your Inner Critic, Dr. Earley and psychotherapist Bonnie Weiss present a self-therapy approach for uncovering the psychological roots of our self-sabotaging inner voices and restoring our sense of worthiness. Filled with insights, case studies, and practical self-therapy exercises, this breakthrough book explores: How to connect with your Inner Critic through the groundbreaking approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy The seven varieties of the Inner Critic and their positive intent Healing your Criticized Child that is hurt by your Inner Critic Awakening your Inner Champion—the antidote to the influence of your Inner Critic How to transform your Inner Critic and learn to love yourself How our self-confidence, motivation, and courage improve when we are free from our Inner Critics "Self-esteem is our birthright," says Dr. Earley. "And even the most intractable Inner Critic can learn to let go and allow you to blossom." Freedom from Your Inner Critic offers a solution to one of our greatest psychological challenges—so you can reclaim your confidence, freedom, and joy in life.

Banish Your Inner Critic

Silence the Voice of Self-Doubt to Unleash Your Creativity and Do Your Best Work

Banish Your Inner Critic

Amazon Hot New Release! Silence the Voice of Self Doubt While it’s easy to believe that the main barriers to being more productive, generating and developing ideas, and doing our best work are external (how many times have you vented to a coworker about “hitting a wall?”), the truth is that these frustrating blocks are most often in our own heads. What is the entity responsible for this? The Inner Critic. The Inner Critic is relentless, driving us toward perfectionism and fanning the flames of self doubt, self-sabotage, and self criticism while dousing the sparks of creative ideas before they have a chance to develop. It encourages rationalization to help us feel better about snuffing out these sparks and keeps us believing that it’s saving us from rejection, judgment, and failure. Worst of all, it makes us think all of this is our own idea. How do we break free of something that feels like it’s a natural part of who we are? Denise Jacobs, Speaker, Author and Chief Creativity Evangelist of The Creative Dose, who speaks at web conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide, maps a way out in her latest work, Banish Your Inner Critic. This book is your manual and toolkit to help you not only reclaim your creativity and productivity, but bump it up to extreme productivity, clearing a path for you to find your zone more often – and stay in it longer. Jacobs’ guidebook will provide instant relief and lasting insight, showing you how to: • Identify and quiet the voice of self-sabotage in your head • Master three power practices to transform how you relate to yourself and your creativity forever • Overcome the fear of not knowing enough or not being original enough • Free yourself from comparisons, overwhelm, and self-criticism • Transform your self-talk into a tool for success • Generate more ideas than ever before • Embrace your expertise and share your brilliance with the world Calling on neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness principles, and self-compassion research, deftly blended with personal storytelling, Jacobs presents approachable and immediately applicable techniques for putting your Inner Critic in its place. Banish Your Inner Critic will help you make your creative process more fluid and develop practices to cultivate innovation. When your next creative idea sparks into being, you will be ready to nurture it into a dazzling light of success. Banish your Inner Critic to start doing your best work, achieving excellence, and contributing meaningfully to the world!

Partnering

A New Kind of Relationship

Partnering

This newest book from groundbreaking therapists Hal and Sidra Stone shows us how to turn our relationships into true partnerships or "joint ventures," in which partners discover how to: balance their need for relationship with their need for individuality; relinquish judgment and criticism; improve decision making and communication; celebrate sensuality and sexuality; include children in their lives without sacrificing their own relationship. Drawing on more than 40 years of relationship counseling, this practical and inspiring guide shows readers how to keep the magic in relationships alive and how to embrace the lessons that relationship has to teach. This book is for anyone involved in an intimate relationship who wants to reclaim passion, love, and and romance.

Loving Choices

An Experience in Growing Relationships

Loving Choices

The author of "Rebuilding" has created a powerful, personal, practical, and provocative guide to building new and lasting, loving relationships. "Loving Choices" is packed with insights, exercises, and examples to help readers turn life's challenges into loving choices.

The Essential Self Compassion Workbook for Teens

Overcome Your Inner Critic and Fully Embrace Yourself

The Essential Self Compassion Workbook for Teens

Replace your inner critic with a big self-hug--an interactive workbook for teens Feelings of anxiety, sadness, insecurity, and shame are challenging obstacles that may come your way while growing up, and they are difficult to manage alone. Self compassion is a remarkable, life-changing superpower that will help you develop a healthier outlook and a more balanced, accepting view of yourself. The Essential Self Compassion Workbook for Teens is an interactive guide filled with practical and interesting activities and exercises rooted in research-based strategies that will help you calm your inner critic, deal with difficult emotions, and learn to love yourself. By learning core elements of self compassion and coping skills, you can embrace yourself, overcome self-criticism, and cultivate kindness. Designed to teach you all the aspects of this beneficial practice, this hands-on workbook will help you take that brave first step in a journey that will create a kinder and more empathetic you. This self compassion workbook will teach teens: Kind at heart--With an encouraging, positive tone, learn to motivate yourself with kindness and self compassion. Personal stories--Relate to other teens who, like you, have struggled with negative thoughts and emotions and benefited from the wonders of self compassion. Interactive approach--Use unique exercises and journaling sections as your safe place to always be able to jot down your thoughts and feelings and reframe your perspective. Work toward becoming a more harmonious, accepting version of yourself with self compassion.