52 minutes | Mar 30th 2021

163: How to overcome your inner critic - with Cynthia Phelps, PhD

Today, we’re talking all about how to overcome your inner critic. You know, that pesky little voice that’s either telling you, “you’re doing it wrong” or “hey, don’t even try doing it at all” when you want to make great things happen in your life. Where does this voice stem from? And more importantly, how do we move past it? My special guest today is coach and neuroscience researcher, Cynthia Phelps, PhD and she’s simplifying how to overcome your inner critic. She believes that inner compassion is the route to help you deal with shame, navigate challenging relationships, and how to stop being so hard on yourself.  It’s about finding that inner ally that will speak wisdom into whatever challenge or obstacle you’re faced with right now. Here’s how. My special guest today is Cynthia Phelps, PhD and she’s simplifying how to overcome your inner critic. We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including: What the difference is between your ‘inner critic’ vs. ‘imposter syndrome’ from a neuroscience point of view imposter syndrome happens when you’re in contact with other people inner critic is mainly dealing with yourself, in your own mind How schema therapy works to help shift your mindset Using the InnerAlly cards to shift your inner language in a simple, practical way What “shooting the second arrow in life” is and how to recognize if you’re stuck in a never-ending  suffering loop …and ultimately, how forgiveness is the key ingredient to overcoming your inner critic. What two things you must give yourself to make long-lasting change  At the root of Cynthia’s work is the core belief that the life you desire comes from practicing healthy habits of the mind… what she calls “Emotional Fitness.” When you speak compassionately to yourself, your entire world changes and for the better.  This will not only help you experience lower levels of stress and anxiety, but equally, it’ll help spark your creativity and productivity, no matter what big change or struggle you might face next. Bottomline, when you tap into the higher intelligence that your inner allies can provide, life can be limitless. Truly. So grab a journal and pen, and get ready to take notes… it’s time to simplify! Q: Are you ready to overcome your inner critic and get unstuck? If yes, this one is for you. It’s time to #DoTheThing! ---- Show notes available with all LINKS mentioned here: https://thesimplifiers.com/podcast/cynthia-phelps-overcome-your-inner-critic
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