Doing Aikido with Your Critical Voice

Mar 04, 10 Doing Aikido with Your Critical Voice

Sometimes it’s good to “fight” for things. At other times it’s far more effective to use leverage instead. For example, when our internal critic is yakking away, there’s often an internal fight. What if we gave up the fight and used the principle of Aikido to leverage our critical voice? Aikido is a martial art performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. Also, in Aikido the practitioners defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. No more internal head butting.

You’ll find a very good way to do this by visiting Gene Monterastelli of Tapping Q&A. Read Gene’s post, Transforming Our Critical Voice In To Something Helpful In 8 Easy Steps. His site is full of excellent information on EFT and tapping.


  1. This is an intriguing way to handle the critical voice. I’ve always found that concept of blending with the energy of the attacker interesting. I’ll be sure to hop over to Gene’s article. Thanks for introducing this idea.

  2. Nathan /

    This reminds me of the Sedona Method, where you allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling in the moment. You let yourself know that “It’s ok”, and once you agree, there’s really nothing to argue about with yourself. Thanks for reminding me! 🙂

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