It edits our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits our actions. It thinks it is protecting us from being hurt or feeling abandoned, but all it really does is reinforce our feelings of shame and guilt, sabotage our intimate relationships, and incline us to self-destructive behaviors. Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice presents a revolutionary new strategy for dealing with the inner critic: externalizing it. This subtle, powerful technique turns internal self-criticisms into ''you'' statements that can be evaluated objectively and exposed as the gross exaggerations, unfair comparisons, or flat out lies they really are. This book takes you through the step-by-step process of learning how to keep track of your negative thoughts, analyze their reality, and recognize how they impact your life. Learn to use a variety of techniques to help release your inner critic''s stranglehold and combat its subversive effect on your career achievement, intimate relationships, and sexuality. A final chapter of the book offers parents simple ways to help their children avoid forming a tyrannical inner critic.
^Lisa Firestone, Robert W. Firestone, Joyce CatlettConquer Your Critical Inner Voice : A Revolutionary Program to Counter Negative Thoughts and Live Free from Imagined Limitations by Robert W. Firestone, Joyce Catlett and Lisa Firestone (2002, Paperback)ISBN 9781572242876 (revised Feb 2015)
^Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice: A Revolutionary Program To Counter Negative Thoughts And Live Free From Imagined LimitationsIndigo. ISBN 9781572242876 (revised Mar 2017)
^Robert W. FirestoneConquer Your Critical Inner Voice: A Revolutionary Program to Counter Negative Thoughts and Live Free from Imagined Limitations, New Harbinger Publications. Amazon. ISBN 9781572242876 (revised Dec 2013)