Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-criticism Into A Creative Asset by Hal StoneEmbracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-criticism Into A Creative Asset by Hal Stone

Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-criticism Into A Creative Asset

byHal Stone

Paperback | March 5, 1993

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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.

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 ad...
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Title:Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-criticism Into A Creative AssetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:March 5, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0062507575

ISBN - 13:9780062507570

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The Stones, creators of "voice dialogue" therapy, draw from their extensive experience in helping people all over the world learn to function more harmoniously by embracing their inner selves. Here the authors focus on the shrill voice inside that will never let us forget our "mistakes"