Presentation on theme: "Self-Talk How do you speak to yourself? Youre never going to get this right. Oh no! I hope no-one notices what a bad job Im doing! Ill have a go – it doesnt."— Presentation transcript:
Self-Talk How do you speak to yourself? Youre never going to get this right. Oh no! I hope no-one notices what a bad job Im doing! Ill have a go – it doesnt matter if I get it wrong. This is quite good actually!
1. The brain doesnt process negatives DONT think of a pink elephant!
The same happens with anxieties What we say….. 'I dont want to get fat' 'I hope I dont mess this up' 'I must not fail this test' What the brain hears Fat! Mess this up! Fail!
Advertising Advertisers know this and implant messages that go straight into our unconscious without us questioning how they operate. Can you think of any example of this?
Programming for success Have you ever noticed how, if someone says something to you for long enough, eventually you begin to believe it? 'Youre lazy!' 'Youre the pretty one and shes the clever one' 'youll never go anywhere in life'……. others?
Programming your brain You can also become the voice that programmes your beliefs…. Try using some of these techniques….. 1.turn negatives into positives 2.Using confident phrasing 3.Avoiding negative generalisations
1. Turn a negative fear into a positive hope…. What we say 'Im going to get slim and healthy' 'I want to do a good job' 'Im going to pass this test' What the brain hears Slim and healthy Good job Pass the test
2. Use assertive doing words I hope to; Ill try; I wish I could; I might Im going to; I will; I want to; I can
3. Question big general statements 'Im totally stupid' 'Ill never get this' 'Im bad at spelling' 'I feel bad' What, at everything? Never, ever? What can you spell? All the time?