In this episode, Eric and Ginny explore ways to work with and free the inner critic through mindfulness. Ginny shares her story of struggle and growth on her path to becoming a mindfulness teacher and explains the many benefits of practicing mindfulness as a way to quiet the inner critic that leads to living with more joy and less suffering.
In this episode, you’ll be able to:
- Accept the crucial need to turn toward difficult feelings rather than turn away from them
- Understand that where the wound is, the healing can begin
- Differentiate the inner critic from our inner conscience
- Recognize the various ways the inner critic can show up
- Identify different ways to practice mindfulness in your life
- Understand the important connection between mindfulness and meditation
- Define spirituality in your own way that is meaningful to you
After graduating college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Ginny went on to spend 13 years in the corporate world where she thought climbing the corporate ladder equated to success in life. Instead, that approach ultimately led her to a place of severe burnout, addiction, anxiety, and depression. For the past 8 years, Ginny has studied and practiced mindfulness and meditation, specifically in the realm of Buddhist Psychology. Ginny is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Training Institute led by Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward and creator of the program, The Well Trained Mind.
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