Neuroscience

Fight the Self-criticism is a sample activity for the Neuroscience chapter.

Title

Fight the Self-criticism

Area

the mind and beliefs

Methodology

Neuroscience

Aim of the activity

Reflect on self-criticism, automatically activated when we are in trouble.

Target group

parents
the adult educators

Duration

10 min

Video

LINK AVAILABLE AFTER LTT

Description

Reflection

This exercise helps us to reflect on self-criticism, an automatic thinking pattern based on judgement, which aims to motivate us in taking action to protect us from possible failures and risks. However, self-criticism works in the short term, while in the long term it relates with anxiety and depression.
The exercise offers an alternative learning to treat ourselves with greater kindness and understanding.

Source

Neff, K. D. (2012). The science of self-compassion.