Countering Negative Thoughts of Self

What is a negative cognition?

It is a negative thought or belief that you hold about yourself which hinders your ability to function completely.

They are a tell-tale sign of childhood abuse; a result of parents or loved ones not providing the safe and nurturing environment needed for personal growth

They sound like:

I’m not good enough
I’m not worthy
I’m not safe
I’m unlovable

You get the picture …

They come from a place of deep pain. Left in the wake of childhood confusion and fear. A place of self-loathing, and shame.


A couple days ago, something happened that triggered me. It took me a couple hours but I figured out why I was triggered. Once I did I was able to understand where my emotions were coming from and then successfully counter the negative thoughts.

I was able to move past my anxiety. Take a listen to what happened:


It takes a lot of mindfulness to counter negative thoughts of self, but when done successfully it is empowering.

Wishing you well on your healing journey.

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