For some clients, not an hour goes by without an intrusive thought from their “inner critic” . . .
. . . and the shame, blame, and fear that it stirs up can be paralyzing.
So how can we help clients who struggle to keep these unwelcome thoughts in check?
Well, Dennis Tirch, PhD, has a compassion-focused spin on a strategy from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to do just that. Have a listen.
By thanking the mind for doing its job, clients can acknowledge unwelcome thoughts without being beholden to them.
Now we’d like to hear from you. Do you have a client who could benefit from this practice? What strategies have you found helpful for working with unwelcome, self-critical thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.