Fight the Self-criticism is a sample activity for the Neuroscience chapter.
Fight the Self-criticism
the mind and beliefs
Aim of the activity
Reflect on self-criticism, automatically activated when we are in trouble.
the adult educators
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.
Neff, K. D. (2012). The science of self-compassion.