Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset

Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset

by Hal Stone

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Overview

Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of "Voice Dialogue" process, a therapy that transforms the inner critic from crippling adversary to productive ally.

The inner critic. It whispers, whines, and needles us into place. It checks our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us from being disliked, hurt, or abandoned. Instead, the critical inner voice causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low-self-esteem. It acts as a powerful saboteur of our intimate relationships and is a major contributor to drug and alcohol abuse.

Through examples and exercises, the Stones show us how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize "critic attacks," and, most important, how the inner critic can become asn intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062507570
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/1993
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 248,884
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Hal Stone, Ph.D., and Sidra Stone, Ph.D., both clinical psychologists, are the authors of Embracing Ourselves and Embracing Each Other. Hal founded the Center for the Healing Arts in Los Angeles, one of the first holistic health facilities in the country. Sidra directed Hamburger Home in Los Angeles, a residential treatment center for adolescent girls.

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