Day 14: Roots of Negative Self-Talk & Self-Talk Exercise
Mind-Body Master Dr. Rick Scott discusses the childhood roots of “negative self-talk” and how to bring greater awareness to these old patterns. After watching the first video, be sure to watch the “Roots of Negative Self-Talk Exercise” video (below). When you do the exercise you’ll want to be in a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed.
Negative Self Talk Exercise
Jon talks with Dr. Scott about the childhood roots of negative self talk; in the second video, Dr. Scott presents and exercise to uncover the roots of negative self-talk; topics covered include:
How many of us have a pattern of “negative self talk”
How self-talk is "conditioned" when we are kids
How emotions like fear, anxiety, and unworthiness are typical in this pattern
Today’s Exercise: How through a guided exercise focused on our childhood home and primary caregivers, we can can gain greater awareness of where our negative patterns came from
Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to write down all of the negative thoughts causing you anxiety right now, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper.
Questions for Journaling:
What are the negative patterns of self-talk that you observed in your primary caregivers?
Which of these patterns did you learn?
What new awareness do you have from today’s videos? Do you see yourself in any new light?
On a 1-10 scale (10 being worst) how would you rate your pain today?
- Day 0: Setting Up for Success
- Day 1: Your "Old Back Story"
- Day 2: Understanding ESR
- Day 3: Deep Breathing
- Day 4: Wisdom from a Spine Surgeon
- Day 5: How We Get Programmed for Pain
- Day 6: Type A Personalities
- Day 7: The "Big 4" Emotions
- Day 8: A Case of Childhood Stress
- Day 9: A Case of Current Stress
- Day 10: Cases of Depression and Anxiety
- Day 11: Taking Stock & Survey
- Day 12: Your "Monkey Mind" & Meditation
- Day 13: Awareness in Day-to-Day Life
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