Being Well Podcast: Managing Your Inner Critic
June 25, 2018

On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Hanson discuss the two “characters” we all have inside our minds: the inner critic and inner nurturer. Particularly, they focus on how you can go about managing your inner critic while building up a strong inner nurturer.


  • 0:40: What is an inner critic and an inner nurturer?
  • 2:15: Do we have these voices in balance?
  • 4:30: 3 things we can do to limit the influence of the inner critic.
  • 7:55: Balancing too much and too little criticism.
  • 10:00: What value can we take from the inner critic?
  • 11:50: The experience of a child.
  • 14:15: Building up your inner nurturer.
  • 17:20: What the inner nurturer feels like.
  • 19:00: How we feel inside vs. how we act towards others.
  • 20:30: How to stop the inner critic before it gets going.
  • 24:00: Recap of managing your inner critic.

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