How Your Inner Critic Feeds Your Fears

How Your Inner Critic Feeds Your Fears

I love this quote because it calls me to think critically, to be aware of stories that our inner critic whispers in our ears. (I always think of the old Bugs Bunny cartoons, with an Angel on one shoulder and a Devil on the other when Bugs was trying to make a decision.) In my last post, I wrote about Ursula, the villain in The Little Mermaid. You understand, of course, that one of the villains' superpowers is to manipulate us through FEAR. Reminding us of all the bad things that can happen. Today, I'm sharing this from a favorite handout I often give to clients when we are talking about anxiety and fears. Understanding these concepts is so empowering and freeing. Personally, I re-visit them often. (Especially when Ursula…
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Self-Talk and the Inner Critic

I started to write this for you based on all that I know and have read and have said to clients over the years and the craziest thing happened. I went down the "rabbit hole." All because of Google, heaven help me. And my Inner Critic started in. I started to look at all that had been written on the topic, and there's so much and (most of it) is quite good and then She was right there beside me. Today I'm naming her Ursula (the Sea Witch of Little Mermaid fame) because she's seductive in that manipulative sort of evil smiling way and wears a lot of black. She masquerades as me and said, "Just a thought here...I can't do this. Other people have already written so well about…
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Taming Your Inner Critic Workshop February 2019

Most of us have a "little voice" that says mean things sometimes. "That was stupid!" or "What WERE you thinking?" Always second guessing or comparing - especially when trying something new. The Inner Critic can prevent you from taking healthy risks, developing more intimacy in relationships and keep you stuck in the humdrum boring routine. Join Keri Riggs, M.A., LPC-S for a workshop to learn practical ways to tame that critical inner voice and develop some self-compassion. [video width="854" height="480" mp4="https://keririggs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Taming-the-Inner-Critic-2019.mp4" autoplay="true" poster="https://keririggs.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/overwhelmed.jpg"][/video] Join me in Richardson, Texas on February 19th for this fun workshop to learn how to better manage that negative inner voice that stops you from living a life you love. Register today - email Keri@KeriRiggs.com 
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Setting Boundaries – workshop February 26th

Setting Boundaries to Build Confidence at Work and at Home Have you: Heard or read about the importance of Setting Boundaries but have some questions? Tried setting them but feel super-uncomfortable and aggressive? Had some success but people keep pushing and you're not sure what to do next? Join counselor Keri Riggs for this engaging workshop and learn everything you need to know about Boundaries - why they are so important, when to set them (or not), and how to maintain them. Fee is $39 - register at Paypal.me/keririggs/39 Space is limited to 12 participants - snacks provided
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What’s So Magical About January 1st?

What’s So Magical About January 1st?

[caption id="attachment_983" align="alignleft" width="300"] 2019[/caption] If you are interested in professional, personal and spiritual growth, I suspect your inbox this week is full of promises, tools and programs to "Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet." Some of these contain gold, others are shallow, and some content is recycled or repackaged from years before. I've offered some of them myself. We all want to capitalize a little on the energy surrounding a New Year, a chance at a New Beginning. You'll be seeing ads for gym memberships and diet programs for "the New You!" Don't fall for it. What's So Magical about New Year's Day? It's SYMBOLIC. We know we can make changes in our less-than-helpful habits and focus on setting goals any day of any year. Yet there is something…
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