How to overcome self-attacking


Do you find that you’re constantly dwelling on your failings and would like to learn how to treat yourself with more self-compassion?

In this course, you’ll learn methods of managing your harsh inner critic and improve your mental wellbeing. You’ll be introduced to self-reassurance techniques that will help you feel safe and protected. Over time, you’ll be able to accept negative feelings and thoughts and extend more warmth towards yourself.

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4 Lessons

How to overcome self-attacking

Kinder eyes and compassion-based imagery00:04:55
How to diminish critical thoughts00:06:05
Sensory self-soothing and the compassionate mind00:05:49
Showing compassion for your inner critic00:04:59

About the instructor

Dr Yvonne Yates is a Practitioner Psychologist, currently working in independent practice. She spends her time writing and recording for Zen Buddy, delivering psychological therapy, and assessing learning difficulties. She has worked in a range of settings and organisations, including adult primary care, education, memory and rehabilitation, young offenders, and child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS), helping diverse client groups with their mental and emotional wellbeing, and learning needs.
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22 Courses

11 students


Material Includes

  • Four lessons on how to manage your social anxiety.
  • Four ‘practice with me’ videos.
  • Relaxation exercises based on compassion-based imagery to stimulate loving kindness.
  • Guidance on how to diminish critical thoughts by harnessing inner warmth through compassion-based imagery.
  • Sensory solutions to manage attention and self-soothe.
  • How to use decentring to see your troubles from a distant perspective.
  • Compassion-based imagery to bring about compassion for your inner critic and overcome self-hatred.

Target Audience

  • This course is for individuals whose desire is to like themselves and see themselves as a person of value. You’ll learn how to respond to setbacks with greater empathy and kindness. Your new supportive way of being will enable you to live life with greater meaning and purpose.