Thinking and BEING
Each one of us have patterns of negative, abusive thoughts about ourselves and the world. Many of us get so used to hearing the internal dialogue- that we no longer are consciously aware of it.
We find ourselves stuck in negative habits; over-eating, repeatedly engaging in unfulfilling relationships or some other manifestations of our outdated patern. Bringing awareness of how we talk to ourselves on the inside is one of the first objectives of LIFESTYLE THERAPY.
For instance, you come home from work exhausted and while you may know exactly what foods can help you lose weight- you find yourself eating a handful of crackers with some cheese with a buttered popcorn desert- Now since you have also eaten anything else you found in the kitchen, have a stomach ache along with shattered pride.
This only stokes your inner voice which proceeds to pummel your self esteem. Plainly you are a loser and will never be anything but a fat pig- So says the inner critic.
On and on it goes because we NEVER ask where that negative voice emanates.
It stops when you get a helping hand...