What's Holding You Back?

What’s Holding You Back?

Ever wonder why some people have the ability to try things that others don’t?  While effort may not guarantee success, people who don’t try never succeed.  Are you one of those individuals who feels defeated before you start?  Are you harder on yourself than anyone else? You may be burdened with a harsh, internal critic, also known as being “your own worst enemy”.  If this describes you, there is something that can help.

We live in a world where we have to make judgments every day.  This is reflected in many activities and choices throughout our day. When we drive, our brains judge speed and distance.  Red means stop and green means go.  We judge whether we are full when eating a meal.  We judge how fatigued we might be, and whether we should go out that evening after work.  This type of “healthy judgment” can assist in managing our lives and making choices that better us.

Some people make “unhealthy judgments”, and do things like overeat, or push themselves beyond physical limitations, or drive recklessly.  Less obvious “unhealthy judgments” are the negative things we tell ourselves.

We all have an internal critic.  This was put there by adults who raised us.  They taught us not to shout out at inappropriate times, to raise our hands in school to use the restroom, and not to touch things that could break or hurt us.  For some, the lessons also might have included doubts about our abilities or self-worth.  These lessons hamper us in life.

Ketamine can be part of a treatment program designed to silence your harsh, internal critic. Thoughts such as “Stupid! Loser! You’ll never amount to anything!  No wonder nobody likes you! You’re terrible!” often undermine efforts to succeed in life. Sometimes those thoughts can be pretty obvious (conscious), but other times they can be more subtle (unconscious).  Either way, they can have a profound influence and effect on our lives.

Ketamine treatments bring this subtle critic to the surface.  Once you are aware of these harsh judgments, you can work to eliminate them.  But if you don’t know what’s there, it is hard to develop a plan to combat their effect.

Let Ketamine assist you in developing this personal understanding that may be holding you back in life.  Call us today 855-KET-WELL.

Dr. Ellen Diamond is the Clinical Psychologist for Ketamine Wellness Centers, Inc.