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Overcome Your Inner Critic

This is an archived eCourse. Once you purchase the course, you will have access to all lessons and materials.

overcome your inner critic ecourse

"The most important battle you will fight is the one going on inside you - the real you versus your critical inner voice."

−Dr. Lisa Firestone
  • Each of us has an “inner critic” judging our every action and instructing us on how to live our lives. But how much are we letting this inner critic control us? Are our actions based on what we really feel and believe, or are we living our lives based on our inner critic’s negative programing? Learning to effectively overcome our ‘critical inner voice’ is central to all areas of life: personal development, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and career success.

    This six week eCourse with Dr. Lisa Firestone, author of Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, will explore how to counter negative thinking and live free from the imagined limitations we place on ourselves. eCourse participants will learn how to identify the destructive thoughts or ‘critical inner voices’ that interfere in all areas of their lives and often lead to self-sabotage. Through multimedia-rich presentations, participants will discover the source of these negative thought patterns, as well as hands-on ways to combat them. Self-reflective exercises, such as journal activities and quizzes, will help individuals to differentiate from these internalized negative influences and live more fulfilling, goal-oriented lives. Participants will also learn effective tools that can be used to challenge and overcome these destructive inner thoughts and to more effectively cope with anxiety, depression, personal relationships, and career.

    This eCourse is designed to help individuals who want to break free from self-critical thoughts and develop themselves to achieve their goals in life.

    All course materials will be made available online for individuals to tune-in at their own pace, including:

    computerWeekly in-depth multimedia presentations

    videoVideos from expert psychologists

    exercisesSelf-reflective journal exercises and quizzes


    reading_wbEnlightening reading assignments


    discussionInteractive forums


    q&aLive Q & A session



  • Lisa_FirestoneDr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships(APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002),Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012).


  • Do I have to attend the eCourse at certain times? Are the presentations live?

    This is an archived eCourse, so all of the lessons and materials are available for you to view (or review) at your convenience. You can log on anytime you choose and watch the presentations at the times that are the best for you. The only live elements of the live course were the Q & A Sessions, which have been recorded and are available for you to watch on the eCourse website. 

    Is there an interactive element to the course? Can you interact with classmates and the teacher?

    Students can interact with one another in the discussion forums. Each week, the instructor posts questions to spark discussions and students are encouraged to post their own questions, as well. There is more interaction during the live eCourse, but you are welcome to use the discussion forums for an archived course, as well. 

    Are Continuing Education credits (CEs) offered for this course?

    There are no CEs offered for this eCourse. 

    I am having trouble accessing my course. What should I do?

    Email us at info@psychalive.org and we will be happy to help you. 

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