[7] The Critical Inner Voice


In this episode, we look at our inner voice, focussing on the critical inner voice that the vast majority of us have to one degree or another. You may already be aware of it – the voice in your head that pops up to tell you that you’re not good enough in some capacity or another.

People with anxiety and depression are more likely to have a highly critical inner voice and this can impact them in many areas of life, so it’s helpful to understand a bit more about it and learn how we can start to tame it.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What is the critical inner voice?
  • What impact can it have on us?
  • Where does it come from?
  • What can we do about it?

I hope you enjoy the episode!  If you have any questions, do get in touch by emailing me at zoe@zoeross.com or messaging me @psychologyzoe on Twitter.


In the episode I discuss a critical inner voice observation sheet which you can download here.

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