Three Taverns Church

Self-Talk, Part 1: Addicted to Approval?

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Are you concerned that you react inappropriately when people disapprove of you? Is it easy to manipulate you with negative feedback? Do you get depressed or anxious when people criticize you or are angry with you?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, print out the following paragraph and read it aloud twice a day for the next thirty days…and watch your life transform!

I am independent, with a healthy sense of my own worth, even when I am confronted with criticism and disapproval. I do not evaluate myself through other people’s eyes, and I am not sensitive to what others think of me. If someone insults me I am able to view their statements as opinion rather than fact, and I do not look down on myself.

Adapted from the Prodigals International Homecoming Recovery Manual

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