This talk was delivered by Rukmini Iyer, Director, Exult! Solutions (www.exult-solutions.com) at HELP Library, Mumbai in Nov 2015.
The battle with our inner critic is one that a lot of human beings perennially go through. According to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model, the inner critic plays the role of a protector – it has the good intent of trying to safeguard us from touching an exiled part that stores unpleasant experiences/bad memories. The motive of the inner critic therefore is to criticise us and pull ourselves down so that we do not attempt to create a potentially unpleasant experience. However, inner critics do sabotage a lot of our aspirations and may limit our life experiences and hence need to be dealt with actively. The speaker delves into the matter of engaging with the inner critic, in this talk.