Affirmations and recognizing our true selves are core practices at Healthy Connections Community Mental Health Center. To an extent, clients seeking services at the center often come in with negative views of themselves. Think about the last time you engage in self-deprecation languages – whether it comes in disguise as humor in conversations or automatic responses.
How often does it happen? Why do you have to do it? Why is it easier to cheer someone else up than cheering yourself up sometimes? The more you engage in negative self-talk, the more you limit your ability to believe in yourself.
What is your “favorite” go-to negative self-talk?
Mine was, “I don’t think I’m capable of doing that.”
But how could we encourage our children and ourselves to change erroneous thought patterns and go from, “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t do it” to something more inspiring and positive like, “I am talented. I am creative. I am worthy and unique.”
Not sure where to start, do not worry. Healthy Connections gives you the three steps that help make affirmations work. We offer affirmation audios via our Triumph Steps online program. Contact us for more details at (305) 646-0112.