Heal Your Inner Bully: How to Break the Cycle of Negative Self-Talk and Discover a Real Life of Peace, Love and Hope
Bullying wears many hats like teasing, name-calling, mocking or taunting, threatening, leaving someone out intentionally, embarrassing someone publicly, and more. But what happens when YOU’RE the actual bully, and you’re bullying yourself? How often do we say absolutely cruel things to ourselves? How often do insults and self-mocking just feel like a normal part of our internal dialog? Instead of saying “thank you,” how often do we minimize our own value in response to positive feedback from others?
For me, taking personal responsibility for my inner bully was a real challenge. I wanted to say, “It is what it is. I’m just being honest.” However, when I took the time and effort to really explore my negative thoughts, I realized they weren’t actually true after all. My feelings would be hurt if another person spoke to me the way I spoke to myself. I would never say the things I was saying to myself to anyone I truly cared about. Those statements were just plain mean. They were not helpful at all. And they were keeping me feeling stuck and alone.
Standing up to our inner bully can be just as hard as standing up to an outside bully who’s hurting us or another person. Understanding that our inner bully is really just an imaginary creature born out of the stories we tell ourselves is the key to healing. Change the stories… and a new, healthier inner voice can emerge. In this book (and workbook pages) I walk you through the step-by-step process to Heal Your Inner Bully and Break the Cycle of Negative Self-Talk to Discover a Real Life of Peace, Love and Hope