Have you ever said or felt that one of the following statements is true about you?
"How come I can't lose weight" (control my temper/get up on time/or whatever).
"What's wrong with me? I know I shouldn't do that."
"I must be sabotaging myself (again)."
When I ask students in my classes if and of the above is true for them, I usually get a large variety of similar self-talk patterns.
What is striking in every class I
have taught around the
Self-sabotage (dark, deep inner forces over which we have no control) is a concept that was created by Sigmund Freud, the "Father Of Modern Mental Health'. Just for the record, Freud snorted a lot of cocaine and really didn't like women so, I find his "mental health' theories just a tad suspect.
The point here is that a frightening number of people subscribe to the belief that they were created with an inner terrorist that forces them to "self-sabotage'. What a terrible way to live.