Hypnotherapy and the Inner Critic
For most if not all of us, there have been times when we have pushed ourselves hard to be the best at whatever it is we are doing at the time. It could be for sport, or academic excellence or for work or even in a relationship. For the vast majority of people, this is healthy and that balance is achievable as the person pushes themselves.
However, for some, the inner voice becomes not an encouraging or supportive one, but rather it becomes a harsh critic which simply berates your efforts. Not in order to push you harder for success, but rather to make you feel less than who you are and to keep you down and negative.
This inner critic is a part of many people’s lives and can be helped with hypnotherapy. This is not to say that we should not give ourselves constructive criticism, but rather it is when the crititicism is insulting and hurtful. When I work with clients, I endeavour to get them to make the agreement that they will not say anything to themselves that they would not say to someone else. Hypnotherapy can then be used to help manage the critical side of their personality and help the client to get a sense of being good enough at this moment without feeling they need to be something that they are not.