ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE YOU WILL
- Eliminate negative self-talk
- Change negative beliefs about yourself
- Understand the link between self-talk and emotion
- Identify how your brain gets emotionally hi-jacked by your self-talk
- Develop a greater awareness around your thoughts and self-talk, and learn how they are driving your feelings and behaviour
- Learn how to better regulate your emotions and stay calm under pressure
- Establish a better relationship with anxiety and stress
- 30th September 2020
- 1-hour lecture per week over 4 weeks
- Weekly takeaways for you to work on at home
The Basics of Self-Talk
In Week 1 there will be specific focus on how it develops through childhood, the stories that we tell ourselves, how self-talk drives our behaviour, types of self-talk (e.g. inner critic), it’s link to negative thinking, and the consequences of such a mind-set.
The Science of Self-Talk
In Week 2 we will dig deep into the science of self-talk. I will demonstrate the relationship between language (i.e. self-talk) and reality, and how the words we use are a vehicle for emotion. I will then discuss the biology and neuroscience of self-talk and how it affects our emotional well-being in terms of anxiety and stress.
Build Greater Self-Awareness
In Week 3 our focus will be on building greater self-awareness. I will discuss a variety of techniques such as mindfulness, self-observation, and self-compassion. These tools will help you to observe and track your self-talk, and as such, help you to see how it drives your feelings and behaviour.
Re-frame Your Self-Talk
In Week 4 you will learn how to change and reframe your self-talk. You’ll learn how to eliminate negative self-talk, change negative beliefs about yourself, regulate your emotions, stay calm under pressure, and establish a better relationship with anxiety and stress.