Negative Self Talk Coach

Whether you have a running dialogue of criticism in your head or a voice that pipes up occasionally to judge you, negative self talk can have a big impact on your life. This kind of talk also includes the negative thoughts and beliefs you have about yourself. Letting this self talk influence your everyday life can lead to harmful effects on your mental and physical well-being.

Knowing more about negative self talk, including how to recognize it and what to do about it, can make a profound difference in all areas of your life. It can improve your quality of life. At 1428 Transformations, you will receive the help needed to guide you through the process of handling negative self talk and moving beyond it so you can get back to creating the life you want. 

Learn more about negative self-talk below, or book a free introductory session so you can better understand your negative self-talk and ask any questions you might have during a 30-minute phone call or virtual meeting.

The introductory call is free and will give you a chance to:

  • Learn more about negative self-talk coaching
  • Find out more about 1428 Transformation coaching options and how we can help you
  • See how our negative self-talk coaching services fit your needs

If you’re reading this, you’re ready to get out of your own head. We can help.

If you’d like to know more before booking your call, please enjoy this additional information

Causes of Negative Self-Talk

The way you talk to yourself can develop slowly over time for different reasons. When you have a habit of putting yourself down or not believing you’re capable of achieving your goals, these thought patterns can become negative self-talk. Some people aren’t even aware that they have negative self-talk because the voice is so familiar. Negative self-talk makes achieving goals and feeling confident difficult and tiring because of the constant wrestling within your mind. Some of the possible causes of this kind of talk include the following:

  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Worry 
  • Negative influences from other people in your life
  • Excessive social media viewing 
  • Lack of self-care
  • Self-confidence issues
  • Not enough socialization
  • Lack of awareness about your negative thought patterns
  • Relationship problems that are not handled or acknowledged
  • Language patterns 
  • A history of judgment

You might develop this kind of talk from a combination of causes rather than just one. For example, some men have negative self-talk due to a combination of depression, unaddressed interpersonal relationship problems, and not enough self-care. Knowing what might cause this kind of talk is important so that together we can handle underlying issues as needed. At 1428 Transformations we have wrap-around supports to address multiple aspects of your healing and growth journey as you learn ways to move beyond negative self-talk.

Examples of Negative Self Talk

Negative self-talk can take many forms. We help you identify your negative self-talk so you can learn to recognize when it’s happening and change it with simple and easy-to-use language technologies. Examples of the negative self-talk include the following:

  • Absolute statements, such as “I always make mistakes”
  • Negative thoughts, such as “I’m not smart” or “I’m not athletic”
  • Excessive guilt, such as “It’s my fault that I didn’t get the job”
  • Catastrophic thinking, such as “I’m going to mess up at my new job and get fired”
  • Personalizing, such as “I must have made my friend mad if he’s acting like something’s wrong”

Being able to identify this kind of self-talk is an essential part of working toward changing it. Once you become more aware of the different kinds of negative self-talk your mind engages in, you can start focusing on challenging these thoughts and changing them.

Reasons to Seek Help

Negative self-talk can have a serious impact on your well-being; physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually. When you have a stream of negative thoughts running through your head or even just from time to time, you might start experiencing the physical effects of stress and anxiety, such as digestive issues, headaches, lack of clarity & focus and an inability to achieve your goals. Letting this talk go unchallenged can also lead to other problems in your life, such as:

  • Relationship problems
    • Lack of communication
    • Severe insecurity
    • Disconnect
  • Depression
  • A perfectionist mindset where you are unable to enjoy your achievements and life
  • Persistent negative thoughts that become beliefs about yourself and shape your identity

When you seek help for this issue, you can learn effective ways to handle it and overcome it, so that you can create the life you want. Getting help for the negative self-talk can allow you to heal and realize how much potential you have. When you become skilled at challenging these negative thoughts and beliefs, you can gain the self-confidence needed to accomplish your goals and live a happier, healthier life.

How Do You Deal with Negative Self Talk?

Negative self-talk might be a regular issue for you, but you can work on overcoming it. Becoming more self-aware and knowing how to identify negative thoughts and beliefs you have are great places to start. When you know how to recognize this type of self-talk in your everyday life, you can focus on reframing it into a more positive thought or belief. For example, you can turn an absolute statement, such as “I always make mistakes” to something that resonates more accurately for you, “I might make mistakes at times, but these are chances for me to learn and grow.” 

Being able to challenge and reframe negative thought patterns takes time and practice. Working with an experienced life coach can help you gain the skills required for identifying and changing these thoughts and beliefs about yourself. With this kind of guidance, you can also increase your self-awareness and learn how to talk to yourself with a more compassionate tone towards yourself and those around you. This can help you turn your life around and enjoy increased self-confidence and the motivation to reach your goals.

Schedule Your First Session Today

If you’re ready for more ease, success and inner peace by changing your negative self-talk, connect with me. At 1428 Transformations, we have the skills and experience you need to deal with your negative self-talk so you can improve your life and recognize more of your potential. We teach men how to use effective strategies for identifying, challenging, and reframing their negative thoughts. You’re ready to change. We can help. We look forward to hearing from you!