Nous avons tous une petite voix dans notre tête. Nous dialoguons avec elle en permanence, et pour certains elle est encourageante. Mais pour un grand nombre, elle se révèle culpabilisante. Ethan Kross décortique ce phénomène et nous annonce une bonne nouvelle : nous possédons tous les outils nécessaires pour faire de cette voix notre alliée.
Diplômé en psychologie de l'université de Columbia, Ethan Kross est l'un des plus grands experts au monde de la conscience. Professeur primé de l'université du Michigan, il est à la tête d'un laboratoire de recherche sur les émotions et le self-control.
- Un ouvrage qui dévoile comment NOS MONOLOGUES INTÉRIEURS DESSINENT NOTRE VIE, nos relations, notre travail, et peuvent nous entraver.
- Des TECHNIQUES pour mieux comprendre notre petite voix et apprendre à converser avec elle de façon CONSTRUCTIVE.
Turn your inner voice from critic to coach As humans, we all have a special ability that is unique to our species: an inner voice. It helps us focus, achieve our goals and reflect on life''s most joyful moments. But it can also be our biggest enemy, chewing over painful emotions and replaying embarrassments, hijacking our thoughts to run amok with ''chatter''. How does this source of wisdom turn into our biggest critic? And how can we take back control? These are the questions one of the world''s leading experts on the conscious mind set out to answer twenty years ago, when he started on an audacious mission - to study the conversations we have with ourselves. In this hugely anticipated book, that expert, the award-winning neuroscientist and psychologist Ethan Kross, reveals the sheer power of the inner voice, and shows us that we all possess a set of tools for harnessing it. Hidden in plain sight, they are in the words we use and the stories we tell ourselves, in the conversations we have with our loved ones and in the habits we undertake when tackling our goals. They are even sometimes in our bizarre rituals and lucky charms. Fascinating, entertaining and full of original insights and tips, Chatter will change the conversations you have with yourself forever, and help you lead a happier, more productive life.
An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how we can harness it to live healthier, more satisfying, and productive lives. Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you're likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. When we talk to ourselves, we often hope to tap into our inner coach but find our inner critic instead. When we're facing a tough task, our inner coach can buoy us up: Focus--you can do this. But just as often, our inner critic sinks us entirely. I'm going to fail. They'll all laugh at me. What's the use? In Chatter , acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Interweaving groundbreaking behavioral and brain research from his own lab with real-world case studies--from a pitcher who forgets how to pitch to a Harvard undergrad negotiating her double life as a spy--Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships. He warns that giving in to negative and disorienting self-talk--what he calls "chatter"--can tank our health, sink our moods, strain our social connections, and cause us to fold under pressure. But the good news is that we're already equipped with the tools we need to make our inner voice work in our favor. These tools are often hidden in plain sight--in the words we use to think about ourselves, the technologies we embrace, the diaries we keep in our drawers, the conversations we have with our loved ones, and the cultures we create in our schools and workplaces. Brilliantly argued, expertly researched, and filled with compelling stories, Chatter gives us the power to change the most important conversation we have each day: the one we have with ourselves.