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Emancipate Your Mind: 071: Befriending Your Inner Critic

When we have a loud or persistent inner critical voice, it can sometimes feel like we’re at war with ourselves.

What if we understood that that part of us isn’t trying to be an enemy, but our friend?

What if we knew that this part, harsh and critical as it is, is trying to keep us safe?

In this episode, we utilize the research of Internal Family Systems created by Richard Schwartz and the compassionate conversation techniques taught by Chris Burris, senior lead trainer for Internal Family Systems Institute to bury the hatchet with our inner critic and learn to understand it, befriend it, and ultimately work with it to create safety for us both.


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