We all have an Inner Critic. It’s that voice that can tell us that we are not smart enough, attractive enough, competent enough, etc. The voice keeps us in self-doubt, has us feel inadequate and vulnerable, and increases anxiety. Many of us adults struggle with a harsh Inner Critic, and too many children do as well. While the inner critical voice may be strong, it can be changed.
This workshop will look at the development of the Inner Critic from multiple angles. It will explore why the Critic is hard to alter and how perception and brain patterns keep it in place. It will then focus on how we can shift from negative self- talk to positive self-talk. Participants will leave with concrete strategies for helping both adults and children create the voice of an Inner Coach that is stronger than their Inner Critic.
- Beth Weinstock, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and executive coach with 35 years of practice specializing in helping individuals, couples, groups and organizations create resilience, courage, and sustained growth. She was one of the original consultants at the Renfrew Center, started the non-profit Women’s LeadershipWorks, consults to leaders both inside and outside of their organizations, maintains a private practice in Narberth and along with Dr. Jane Shure is a principal in The Resilience Group. She is trained in the clinical practices of EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, has authored book chapters and journal articles and writes for the Huffington Post. For more on Beth see www.theresiliencegroup.com & www.BethweinstockPhD.com.
*Please bring a bag lunch. Dessert and beverages will be supplied*
Tour of the school will be offered following the workshop.