self-talk


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self-talk

n
1. (Psychology) the act or practice of talking to oneself, either aloud or silently and mentally: positive self-talk.
2. (Self-help) the act or practice of talking to oneself, either aloud or silently and mentally: positive self-talk.
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Figure 1, shown below, provides a conceptual framework for how the process of self-talk might help account for the effects of race-based stress on birth outcomes.
Positive affirmations in the form of positive "self-talk" can help get rid of a negative self-image and help you rebuild your confidence and self-esteem.
I forced myself to look forward to it with lots of positive self-talk. If you think something enough, it's amazing how you can start to believe it.
Gauge your self-talk with this simple technique: For one week, wear a rubber band around your wrist and snap it lightly each time you have a negative thought or comment.
TRANSFORMING NEGATIVE SELF-TALK: PRACTICAL, EFFECTIVE EXERCISES offers a collection of practical strategies for stemming self-critical voices, and reveals how negative voices can actually be used to advantage.
Scare tactics, negative self-talk and positive self-talk that is unrealistic, are just some of the approaches that don't work.
He is recruiting golfers - offering them sessions in "imagery" and "self-talk".
The study by Michigan State University researchers said that simply changing "I" to "we" in self-talk motivational statements has a significant impact on an individual's - and thus a group's - performance.
From these unhappy experiences evolved Hatzigeorgiadis' interest in the psychology of sport - the link between one's thoughts and performance, and specifically in 'self-talk'- the mental strategy that aims to improve performance through the use of self-addressed cues (words or small phrases), which trigger appropriate responses and action, mostly by focusing attention and psyching-up.
Take charge of your "self-talk" and heed the warning signs of your "internal critic" at work.
At the core of Earl's message, he reveals the incredible power of positive self-talk, belief and expectation.
Practice "self-talk." Example: Study for a test, then say to yourself, "I'm ready," rather than 'Tin going to fail." Acknowledge that you've been doing well and give yourself credit.