Critical self talk has gone so mainstream, it has a "role" in the new Apple TV show "Physical". The protagonist interacts with husband, family, acquaintances, friends and strangers. But mixed into each interaction is her inner monologue - her self talk.
This is not a plug for the show, it's a realization that watching even a few minutes of the show highlights the ubiquity of negative self talk, how such talk has been in our heads so long we barely even notice it, and how negative self talk benefits powerful interests.
As a coach one of the questions I often ask my coachees is, “what is the tone in the way you talk to your self?"
Pause, dear reader. How do you talk to yourself? Is the tone kind, critical, caring or cruel?