If you struggle with anxiety, you probably have a mean streak. That is, you’re probably very mean to yourself…
This kind of thinking often backfires and actually can boost your anxiety. At least according to Dennis D. Tirch, Ph.D, psychologist and author of The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Worry, Panic and Fear.
You can’t insult your way to less anxiety (or any positive change). And you know what? You deserve better. Millions of people struggle with anxiety — and there’s no shame in that.
Self-Criticism vs. Compassionate Self-Correction
By Margarita Tartakovsky