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  • Summary

  • As children, we dreamt of the wonderful things we were going to do when we were grown-ups.

    Now that we’re grown-ups, why aren’t we out there, living the lives of our dreams?

    This fun and original guide will teach you how to bypass your self-doubt and take ACTION.

    Using her experience as a storyteller, broadcaster, and (undercover) life-coach, Clare Bowditch collaborates with neuroscientist Dr Charlotte Keating to detail useful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy concepts that will help you tame your inner critic. With practical steps and Clare’s trademark humour and intimate storytelling style, Tame Your Inner Critic will teach you the skills to retrain your brain and achieve your big, fat dreams.

    Clare Bowditch is an ARIA award-winning musician, a Logie award-nominated actor, and has been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year for her contribution to culture. In 2019 Clare Bowditch released her debut best-selling memoir, Your Own Kind of Girl, which was short-listed for Australian Audiobook of the Year, and won an ABIA for Best New Australian Writer. In 2010, Clare overcame her Gen-Xer cynicism and trained to become a life coach with a specialty in teaching big-hearted humans how to overcome their self-doubt. Since then she’s had the pleasure of sharing speaking bills with the likes of Brené Brown and Marianne Williamson, where she is best known for teaching large audiences to overcome their collective terror of public singing, and sing anyway, in three part harmony, in fifteen minutes or less.

    Cover image credit Anna Robinson.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 5 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2020 Clare Bowditch (P)2020 Storybaker Productions
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Episodes
  • Aug 9 2020

    Who is Clare and what is your "inner critic"?

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    37 mins
  • Aug 9 2020

    How do we accept the stuff we cannot change, and change the stuff we can? Clare and Dr Charlotte Keating explain the F.A.F.L. technique, first introduced by Dr Claire Weekes.

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    29 mins
  • Aug 9 2020

    Why you need to name your Inner Critic, and how you can tell it to Flip Off.

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    22 mins

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The narrators are hilarious and brilliant. took away a lot of great nuggets! and listened to it at the perfect time.

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I didnt like it at all. too much talk about everything else. Not helpful. !

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Funny, interactive, interesting. Good info.

Funny, interactive, interesting. Good info. loved it. easy to listen to. good pace & tone.

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  • 09-06-20

A curious introduction to extreme self-doubt

I started listening to this audiobook because of friend who has a very loud inner critic and I wanted to help him out. I learnt this is more common than I knew and some techniques to work with. The author is funny, although it took me a couple of minutes to get used to her style, and her voice is full of happiness and understanding. The first 3 chapters are the strongest, but the whole series has been enlightening.

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  • Emily
  • 08-21-20

amazing

loved this podcast. couldn't put it down I recommend this as its been really helpful for my teenage daughter. as she is suffering with anxiety.

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  • nidhi
  • 08-18-20

I laughed, teared up, loved it

I loved the interactive, conversational nature of the episodes. Some pretty intense emotional stuff but made enjoyable with the fun music. I hope there's another series in the making 😁

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  • Timbo2
  • 09-11-20

Heartily Recommended

I loved this. I found the radio DJ humour undermined the rest of the content which is a shame because Clare is genuinely funny otherwise. I still heartily recommend this series 😁

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  • E R.
  • 09-09-20

Absolutely loved it!

This was a very entertaining, informative and useful series. The format is fun and easy to follow. The chatty style and Clare's comforting voice explaining the techniques from a very personal point of view, coupled with the brilliant 'brain science' explanations, make it a very worthwhile listen.

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  • Mr. A. P. Buckley
  • 09-19-20

interesting

Enjoyable and entertaining, informative and helpful
For me this one may require a couple of listens.

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  • Benedict
  • 05-22-22

Once you're 'in', this is VERY good indeed

As others have noted, Claire's presentational stylings are, let's say, unorthodox - which will not be everyone's cup of tea. But I drank deep from the teapot, friends, and I can confirm, this gives the listener plenty to dunk their biscuit of inner self critique into.

Much stuff designed to help us help ourselves is, by necessity, effectively restating the obvious and offering techniques and exercises to use to act as reminders or ways of retraining our thinking. All present and correct on that score: for example, "to avoid procrastination, don't procrastinate". However, Claire keeps it perfectly balanced in terms of explanation/ instruction, humour and compassion. And the episodes aren't overly long.

Recommended, with pleasure. Glad I stumbled upon this: I'll certainly be giving it a re-listen soon.

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  • Kerry B.
  • 08-15-21

Utter torture!

I downloaded this as I’d read an interview with one of the authors , yeeh gods. The reality of hearing the , what sounds like a comedy show mixed with hilarity / self help awareness, is so confusing , incongruous and ridiculous.
Completely negates any wisdom that might be in the book. Impossible to take it seriously or listen to.

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  • Allan Jeff
  • 07-13-21

well good lusten

worth listening again and again. a lot to take in to give your brain a nudge

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-21

Good listen

An informative & insightful listen. Overperformed at times made it a bit annoying/ cringe worthy at points.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-20

Interesting, funny and informative

I highly recommend a listen! This was well-structured, easy to follow and practical. Clare's personal stories were relatable and the scientific explanations interesting. The fact that it was also funny meant that it was enjoyable to listen to. Very helpful!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-20

not what I expected

at 1st I thought this is a bit silly, however it was a light hearted , relaxed approach. I really found it enlightening, although my inner critic has gone missing so no name yet .

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  • aaron
  • 08-21-20

very helpful

fantastic. I've learnt so much about the inner voice and it makes sense. recommend this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-24-20

Entertaining and for everyone

I'll be re-visiting the last episode...It was exactly what I needed to hear. Brilliantly put together, warm and funny.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-20

I needed this, thank you!

Learning from somebody I know and trust - and who's lived through constant doubt and struggle with her inner critic (F off Frank!)... this is so real and incredibly useful. Thank you CB x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-13-20

Great lessons from a great human

I loved how relatable it is and also how it summarises at the end of each episode. Very helpful and exactly what I need right now. Love Clare to bits ♡

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  • 09-12-20

Funny, practical, big-hearted

This is fun and super helpful. Even for the seasoned CBT devotee, the gentle and story- filled reminder that we all have an inner critic, is timely for us all in 2020. And if this is a new idea, then what a perfect way to start - no judgement, no pressure. Clare is all hope and encouragement. Love it!!!!

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  • Benjamin Gomes de Oliveira Neto
  • 08-21-20

too much noise

The teachings are nice but i didn't like how they presented them. Too much sound effects making noise and too chatty.

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  • Frances Bailey
  • 04-25-21

tame your inner critic

absolute rubbish and didnt finish it. love her music but not her writing. why is it impossible to delete books I have finished

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  • joanna
  • 10-11-20

No unfotunately

I was looking forward to this and appreciate Clare's openess and story but I can't handle all the jokes and funny voices, too distracting.

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