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Suggestions as to how to shut off an internal critic?
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Suggestions as to how to shut off an internal critic?
From my parents, I learned to be very critical of myself.  I woujld like to stop.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to stop this old process?
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Dear Chip,


Some people are more critical of themselves than others.

When people say they are self-critical it often implies they have low self-esteem.  There are a number of self-help books on the market to help with this such as the Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns, as well as many others.  You can also consider seeing a mental health professional for  a comprehensive evaluation.

Best Wishes


HFHS M.D.-SW

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Get Feeling Good by David Burns and do the exercises in it.  I worked on it for about 6 months and no longer criticize myself.  If you do things like call yourself a loser and compare youself unfairly to others or an ideal, this book will really help you.
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