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Sensing Mind Institute

Transforming Self-Criticism (online course)

learn secret methods for transforming negative self-talk into inner power and unity - so you can live more with less effort

Self-criticism is often an unhelpful and counterproductive way of pointing to forgotten or misunderstood resources in yourself

This course reveals a systematic and rigorous approach to working with self-criticism that helps you discover secret resources you didn’t know you had

The course helps you find a natural and effortless sense of confidence, vitality, peace, connectedness, joy and love

What you get

Course content

  • Introduction to the course 
  • Disengaging from inner criticism as a path to liberation (1:45)
  • Benefits of disengaging from inner criticism (10:02)
  • Inner critic vs. inner criticism (4:49)
  • Why inner criticism can be difficult to detect (4:12)
  • How to detect inner criticism anyway
  • – Deficiency emotions (3:54)
  • – Deficincy motivations (6:27)
  • – Using other people’s criticism of you to detct inner criticism (6:59)
  • – Reflection exercise (0:20)
  • – Using your criticism of other people to detect inner criticism (7:07)
  • – Reflection exercise (1:53)
  • Three voices of inner criticism (judgement, fear, cynicism) (10:43)
  • – Reflection exercise (0:40)
  • Three reactions to inner criticism (comply, combat, collapse) (12:46)
  • – Reflection exercise (1:31)
  • Path 1: Disengaging by not engaging (8:34)
  • – Reflection exercise (1:14)
  • Path 2: Identifying the underlying themes of your inner criticism (8:23)
  • Path 7: Turning your awareness to what is beyond inner criticism (5:26)
  • – Meditation on what is beyond inner criticism (5:42)
  • – Reflection exercise (0:53)
  • Path 10: Embracing the felt sense of parts you dislike in yourself and others (13:00)
  • – Reflection exercise (2:45)
  • Path 11: Moving beyond good and evil (1:18)
  • – Method 1: Make a list of positive character traits (1:05)
  • – Method 1: Positive self-concept (2:49)
  • – Method 1: What felt sense are you reaching for through your positive self-concept? (1:20)
  • – Method 1: Disengaging from inner criticism through the positive self-concept (2:49)
  • – Method 2: Make a list of negative character traits (2:26)
  • – Method 2: Giving space to negative the self-concept (5:58)
  • – Method 2: Disengaging from inner criticism by giving space to negative self-concepts (3:18)

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About Claus Springborg

Over the last couple of decades, I have studied various traditional and contemporary paths of personal development. In particular, I have studied the Enneagram with Claudio Naranjo, Tibetan Buddhism with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, and the Diamond Logos essence work with Faisal Muqaddam, Jeremy Klein, and Velusia Van Horssen. I also hold a master practitioner degree in NLP.

I did my doctoral research at Cranfield University, the UK. I researched how I could use modern cognitive science to understand the practices of personal development I had learned from the above-mentioned masters. In particular, I used cognitive metaphor theory and theories of embodied cognition. Sixty managers from various organisations participated in the research. The research is published in the book Sensory Templates and Manager Cognition: Art, Cognitive Science and Spiritual Practices in Management Education and in several book chapters and academic papers on topics, such as education, therapy, cognitive science, leadership, and community building.

Today, I have established a school, Sensing Mind Institute, where I teach my methods of personal development to therapists, psychologists, counsellors, managers and others who work professionally with people. Apart from my work with Sensing Mind Institute, I am lecturing on entrepreneurship, community building, and co-creation at Copenhagen Business School and at The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

I have a background in music, dance, and physics. In my teaching, I emphasise kindness, precision, and humour.