The Inner Voice Friend or Foe
So often clients come in saying that they feel as though they are their worst enemy. They often report about having a voice in their head telling them to do the opposite of what they want or that the voice is so critical, that they dare not do what they want as they fear failing.
Most, if not all of us, have auditory hallucinations which are basically dialogues with ourselves. The voice can be ours or someone else, depending on the message which is being conveyed. For example, if the voice is comforting and encouraging, perhaps it is a parent or grandparent or friend, if the opposite is the case it could still be a parent or a rival of some kind, or even an angry dissappointed version of your own voice.
I often encourage my clients to take no notice of the negative voice and pay particular attention to the positive voice. Indeed, if a person is getting negative message from their inner voice, to not debate it, not engage with it, but rather ignore it entirely.
We often say things to ourselves we would never say to another person, treat yourself with respect that you give others, say nice things to yourself on a regular basis. You will be amazed how much better you feel.