Module 15: Self-Talk
This module aims to help you explore and gain understanding of:
- Positive and negative Self-Talk (thinking)
- How to change negative Self-Talk in to positive Self-Talk’
What you say to yourself in your mind is called self-talk. It can have a really great impact on your self-esteem and confidence. How you talk to yourself in your mind affects:
- your attitude
- your feelings
- your self-image
- your behaviour
- your view of the world
We can talk to ourselves in negative and positive ways
Identify your current level of knowledge and understanding around your use of self-talk (1 = very little understanding; 2 = some understanding; 3 = secure understanding).
|I have a clear understanding of the self-talk messages I give myself.
|I can see how my self-talk gives me permission to access sexual images of children.
|I understand how to start changing my self-talk.
If you have scored yourself as 1 or 2, then this module will be particularly helpful for you.
There are two kinds of negative self-talk; the kind that justifies inappropriate or unhealthy behaviour and the type that makes you feel useless or small.
Examples of self-talk that justify inappropriate or unhealthy behaviour:
Examples of self-talk statements that make you feel useless or small include:
Negative self-talk =
- negative attitude
- negative feelings
- negative self-image
- negative behaviour
- a negative view of the world
There are two kinds of positive self-talk- the kind that encourages healthy behaviour and the kind that enhances your self-esteem.
Examples of self-talk that encourage healthy behaviour:
Examples of self-talk that enhances your self-esteem:
Positive self-talk =
- positive attitude
- positive feelings
- positive self-image
- positive behaviour
- a positive view of the world
Positive self-talk will help you to make positive changes in your life.