We have all done it, self criticised, bullied ourselves in the idea of making a different thought, action feeling. Often what we say to ourselves we wouldn't say to our best friend, but we seem to give ourselves permission to say the most hurtful, unproductive things.
Once we start to take stock of what and how we are talking to ourselves, we can start to make amends, and start to heal. After all, as children we are sponges, and believe what we are told by the adults or others around us. The more emotionally charged the words, the more ingrained it can become and deeper into our psyche, invading all parts of our life and interactions.
Take heart you are innocent and so not what we we often tell ourselves that we are; however, as adults now, it is not acceptable to beat ourselves up any more, It is causing harm, limiting you, interfering with your relationships, growth, destiny. Now is the time to reclaim you, to take stock of
Talking Gently exercise gives you the opportunity recognise these parts of you, to let them go and forgive yourself for holding onto them for so long, and others you instilled into you all those years ago.
You really don't have anything to loose, but a lot to gain. The best bit is it ripples into every part of your life, creating a positive impact in yourself and your adventures.