Mother Loyal (and the voice we internalize)

This is a vulnerable one for me, but I think it's also highly relatable and it could touch someone else's life the way it touched mine, to hear of this idea of the mother loyal voice.

Years ago, I was introduced to an idea that completely shifted the way I related to some of my thinking and deeply held beliefs, especially those thoughts that kept me mired in self-aggressive thinking.  It's the idea that we can internalize a voice as children that we can carry throughout life, never realizing how this "voice" is shaping how we think and feel and behave.  We may have lived with this voice for so long, we simply mistake it for our own. This episode explores how and why certain ideas get internalized by us to become our thoughts and beliefs in the first place, and the important role they played for us as children (i.e. strategies!)...but why we also want to start thinking more critically about them now.   

Check out the podcast show notes here!

Years ago, I was introduced to an idea that completely shifted the way I related to some of my thinking and deeply held beliefs, especially those thoughts that kept me mired in self-aggressive thinking.  It's the idea that we can internalize a voice as children that we can carry throughout life, never realizing how this "voice" is shaping how we think and feel and behave.  We may have lived with this voice for so long, we simply mistake it for our own. This episode explores how and why certain ideas get internalized by us to become our thoughts and beliefs in the first place, and the important role they played for us as children (i.e. strategies!)...but why we also want to start thinking more critically about them now.   

Mentioned in the podcast & Other Resources

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