Think over and over again about negative things that have happened to you – running them through your head every which way?
Constantly beat yourself up - even over the ‘small stuff’?
Experience the same negative emotions over and over again?
Feel yourself spiralling downward into a ‘black hole’ of negativity?
Rumination – otherwise known as ‘repetitive negative mind chatter’ – is the tendency to fixate on, obsess or worry about things that have happened to you and replay them in your mind over and over again.
It also affects your ability to problem solve, creates bad feelings, kills your motivation and confidence, leads to self-criticism and self-blame, and zaps your motivation.
It’s no way to live – and I know this because I suffered myself for many years.
I also know that breaking free of the cycle can feel impossible. But I can assure you it’s not. With a little bit of work, you can recognize rumination, re-set your thought patterns, and stop this destructive habit dead in its tracks.
If you’re sick of the negative voices in your head and want to free yourself from rumination, you could:
If you’re ready to stop the negative chatter in your mind and start living a more positive, joyful and fulfilling life, Silence Your Inner Critic can show you the way.
This six-week, self-directed online course led by author, speaker and positive psychology expert Louisa Jewell will teach you how to:
Here are some of the (awesome) benefits waiting for you on the other side:
When you sign up for Silence Your Inner Critic, you get unlimited lifetime access to:
In our first module we focus on gaining a better understanding of what rumination is. Here’s what you will learn
In the second module we start with a focus on awareness – you can’t change anything you are not aware of. In these 4 lessons you will learn
Once you become more aware, we focus on learning powerful science-backed tools that help you talk back to that inner critic and have more productive and positive thoughts. Here’s what you will learn in 4 lessons
If you want to stop ruminating for good you have to adopt a new mindset. Here I share new mindsets that can help you gain a calm confidence in your life. This module has 4 lessons. Here is what you will learn
People ruminate more when they are in a negative mood. In these 3 lessons I teach you science-backed tools for lifting your mood and keeping you in a great space. In this module you will learn
Changing for good takes practice. In these 3 lessons I teach you how to stay on track forever. In this module you will learn
…Feeling happy, positive, productive, and confident. With less worry, better relationships, and a newfound sense of self-worth. Imagine going after your biggest goals and dreams with no anxiety or stress – and joyfully fulfilling them.
When you free yourself from this cycle – and this struggle – you will be setting yourself up for a life of abundance, positivity, and possibility – both personally & professionally.
I didn’t have enough confidence in myself to start conversations with strangers or to try new things. I was unhappy with the small and empty way I was living my life & I wanted to make a change, but I didn’t know how or if I could. I found the answers I was looking for in this course. It opened my eyes to the traps I was falling into and it gave me the knowledge & more importantly, the strategies I needed to overcome them. Once I started to apply some of those strategies and to do the exercises, I started to have a more positive outlook. With that new attitude, I embraced the findings and philosophies the workshop presented and gained the courage I needed to grow into a more productive and resilient person. Now I feel more in control of my life and hopeful for my future. Friends and family have told me I’m lighter and more confident.
I have mended bad relationships and accomplished long-term goals. I feel like I’ve finally left my state of arrested development behind and entered adulthood. I owe that to Louisa and Flourishing 101.
Silence Your Inner Critic will teach you to reset your inner thoughts, manage your emotions, and be kind to yourself so you can stop overthinking for good – and start really living.
This is your roadmap. These are your tools. We are your community.
Louisa was my instructor for my Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology course. She was excellent in her delivery and included many different approaches to teaching and learning which helped me retain the information better than any other course I have taken. Her enthusiasm and commitment to her work is an inspiration and she is brilliant at what she does. Thank you Louisa for opening up the world to brand new possibilities for me. You are a gem in the world of positive psychology and beyond!!!!
I’m Louisa Jewell, one of Canada’s leading experts in positive psychology. Through workshops, keynote speeches and my book Wire Your Brain For Confidence, I teach people how to conquer self-doubt, boost confidence, and improve their happiness using positive psychology.
Silence Your Inner Critic is near and dear to my heart because I suffered – big time – from negative mind chatter in my own life. It deprived me of happiness and stopped me from shining in the world – until I got help.
I went to see a psychotherapist and, after several sessions, noticed that he was teaching me a new way of thinking – and that it was working.
Using positive psychology, I was able to completely re-train my brain – which completely changed my life. That is NOT an exaggeration; the day the ruminations stopped was one of the most joyous days of my life.
I was impacted so greatly by this experience that I pursued my Masters of Applied Positive Psychology, and am now 100% committed to sharing the power of positive psychology with the world.
Silence Your Inner Critic includes the information, strategies and tips that helped me stop ruminating so that YOU can experience a happier, more fulfilling, and more successful life too.
“The ruminations are gone. I am finally free – and you can free yourself, too.” – Louisa Jewell
If you can identify with even one of these statements, Silence Your Inner Critic is the perfect place for you:
You think about negative things that have happened to you, over and over
You regularly relive the negative emotions of your interactions after the fact
You find it difficult to move into action and a solution-focused mindset
You have trouble solving problems, and/or feeling motivated
You struggle with negative emotions
You regularly think about negative memories
You lack confidence
Your friends are sick of hearing about your problems and/or you have trouble keeping friends
If you aren’t 100% convinced that Silence Your Inner Critic is for you after completing
the first module, we’ll refund your purchase price in full.
While rumination and worry are similar – they are both repetitive, persistent self-focused thoughts – worry involves negative thoughts about things in the future whereas rumination involves thinking over and over again about past situations.
Absolutely. First of all, it’s really hard to face a challenge head on, so it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous or scared. Let me reassure you, though, that millions and millions of other people are in the same boat as you. It is very common and you are NOT alone. You’ll find judgement-free support in our community, and we would love to have you.
Absolutely. In fact, Silence Your Inner Critic is a wonderful way to learn coping techniques and prevent the behaviours that can lead to depression and anxiety.
When you master the techniques in this course, you’ll also be able to teach your kids how to have a better coping style from an early age.
Certainly not – men are most welcome here! The simple fact of the matter is that rumination is a bigger problem for women – they are more likely to experience negative mind chatter as a response to distressing circumstances, and focus inward on feelings rather than outward on taking action to change their situations.
That’s true. While the right book may be a great starting point, Silence Your Inner Critic offers much more – including guided exercises, accountability, and a support network. For this reason, there is MUCH more to be gained from this course than simply reading a book (no matter how great it may be).
I am not a clinical psychologist and Silence Your Inner Critic is not a replacement for therapy if you’re feeling clinically depressed.
That said, Silence Your Inner Critic can be a valuable adjunct to therapy for those dealing with anxiety or depression – especially as it relates to managing negative mind chatter and preventing relapse.
That is a very valid concern. Rest assured that this course is designed to set you up for long-term success, with lessons dedicated to preventing relapse and staying the course. If ever you do fall off the wagon (so-to-speak), you can revisit the course anytime, and find the support you need through our private Facebook community.
All you need to drastically change your life is a few hours a week, over the course of six weeks. That’s it! If that even feels like too much, you can absolutely take it slower. Silence Your Inner Critic is self-directed, which means you get access to everything at once, and can go through it at your own pace.
I understand that there are a lot of competing priorities, but flip this and ask yourself what it will cost you to continue on as you have been? Rumination is a major problem that has a host of negative side-effects, including anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, compromised problem-solving abilities, and a loss of confidence.
For the cost of the course, you could have better mental health, greater wellbeing, more confidence, better productivity, and an increased sense of self-worth, among other benefits. In other words, money well-spent.
It may feel that way, but I can assure you that, if you invest the time and fully commit to this change, Silence Your Inner Critic WILL change your life for the better.
And you’ll never know unless you try – which you can do with zero pressure, thanks to our refund policy. If after the first module you decide Silence Your Inner Critic isn’t for you, we will refund you in full.
The workshop is very dynamic and time flies. It definitely gave me more consciousness of what I think, I feel, do and how I can do a much better job. The content is powerful and so are the exercises and resources provided. I do think that this is the first step to a happier, fulfilling life. I would love to take more workshops about this subject. Thank you Louisa so much for this opportunity. I had the best 6 weeks.
I love your video blogs and your recent talk to entrepreneurs you have a way of distilling the science into real actionable interventions. Also the talk you did re contingent self esteem was a Wow and my clients have really benefitted from learning about it. You take the ivory tower to main street. I also really admire your authenticity and use of self. You are an exemplar.”
Thank you very much for taking the time to present to us here at Sterling Hall on Tuesday. I have had numerous teachers, parents, and administrators say what an incredible session it was. All of our brains are brimming with programming and activities we can implement both at home and at school to help our students and children realize their character strengths and use them to help build their resiliency. So, thank you again.
After spending years studying the roots of confidence, Louisa Jewell offers a toolkit for building and rebuilding it.
Thank you for a great course! It was a wonderful class – full of useful and thought-provoking information. And, I liked the balance of classroom learning (which I love) and some exercises to apply what we talk about. You are also able to handle all sorts of questions well. I was so curious – I hope I did not bombard you with too many questions as I was loving what we discussed and wanted to learn more! Kudos to you on your continued success with all the work you do. Warm Regards and continued success – it is well-deserved.
I loved Louisa Jewell’s Flourishing 101 workshop series. I learned so much about happiness, positivity and how to increase both. I have so many new tools to use and am able to refer to them whenever I need to. It’s been extremely useful and I recommend it to anyone!
The flourishing 101 course was an eye opener. When you look for the positive around you, guess what you actually find more of the positive. It?s the power of intention. I discovered how I could use my top strengths to create more success in my personal life and career. Sometimes what we are naturally good at we take for granted. This course will change how you interact with others and bring more positivity
Thank you again so much for the excellent session! It is so valuable and pertinent and, as I mentioned at the beginning, theoretically grounded and also practical – a rare and wonderful combination.
Thank you again for another great webinar. You and Shannon are both so engaging. It is rare in a webinar to actually feel that we are all in the room together. Somehow you both pull it off with your deep knowledge, warmth and energy. Your sessions offer a lot of value. The content is clear and compelling, and the exercises are highly relevant and immediately useful. I’m really enjoying taking the time to immerse myself in this more fully. I have taken webinar courses from other organizations and they could learn a thing or two from you and Shannon about effective webinars! You are doing important work. Nicely done.
Louisa has the unique ability to engage a diverse audience with her expertise, humour and engaging style. As our key note speaker she enlightened the audience on the science of happiness and how happiness effects our well-being. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive; guests were inspired and delighted to listen to such a knowledgeable professional about a topic that everyone craves to know more about. I would recommend Louisa as a key note speaker, she is truly one of a kind!
Let me just say WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You are a pleasure and a joy! Everybody loved your presentation, your warmth, kindness, approachability, and collaborative approach! Thank you so much for a phenomenal conference. The afternoon portion was also fantastic and more intimate which was really lovely, and it got all of us to breathe and connect more with one another. I cannot wait until our next opportunity to meet again, it was a very moving and concrete presentation, you are a natural and your delivery is so very genuine!
Plain and simply speaking, you were a hit! Your morning keynote address set a meaningful, happy, and upbeat tone for the rest of the conference. Our staff responded to your presentation style and message because it is what we needed to hear and feel at this time. We are a great College, with great staff, and May is the end of a full and active year of classes and programs, successes and challenges. Thank you for helping to make our conference a great success.
Louisa was my instructor for The Flourishing Center’s CAPP (Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology) course held in Toronto Canada. She was excellent in her delivery and included many different approaches to teaching and learning which helped me retain the information better than any other course I have taken. Her enthusiasm and commitment to her work is an inspiration and she is brilliant at what she does. Thank you Louisa for opening up the world to brand new possibilities for me. You are a gem in the world of positive psychology and beyond!!!!
You can’t help but feel better about yourself after spending some time with Louisa. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious, mix that with her engaging teaching style and you have the ideal learning environment for anyone interested in positive psychology. I have been blessed to learn from Louisa in a classroom and conference setting and I can honestly say that she has changed my life.
Timely and well-written, Jewell helps translate complex research into a book that is understandable, practical, and vital for not just surviving the modern world, but remaking it. Amidst all the competition, demands upon our time, and societal pressure, Jewell provides a clear path forward, not only for you but for girls and women everywhere striving to define success and worth for themselves.
#1 NY Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul
Wire Your Brain for Confidence offers a practical step-by-step guide to achieving goals for anyone who has struggled with self-doubt. Louisa Jewell demystifies the science behind action-oriented confidence and makes it accessible to all. This book will empower you to go for your dreams and live your happiest life.
On our path towards a happier life, there may be no more important journey than the one from self-doubt to self-confidence. In Wire Your Brain for Confidence, Louisa Jewell provides an easy-to-use yet well-researched map that you can use for this important journey.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of How Full is Your Bucket?, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Eat Move Sleep & Are You Fully Charged?
Louisa Jewell has written a brilliant book that is steeped in research, filled with novel ideas, and memorable stories. I learned things from this book that I will use for years to come.
Louisa delivered a fantastic workshop on the topic of personal resilience and learning to embrace failure. Her session was refreshing, entertaining and very pertinent to our work with students.
The strategies she provided are ones we can apply right away. Our time with her simply flew by! I highly recommend Louisa as she is both an expert on and shining example of the power of positive psychology.
It would have taken me months of independent study to learn what I have learnt in just six short weeks. The classes were lively, engaging and down to earth. The practical examples and stories made the research come alive.
I especially loved the home happiness boosters turned my A-ha Moments into easy action steps with big impact. Flourishing 101 made a positive impact on my life and has given me powerful resources that I will continue to use daily.
Louisa is as generous as she is knowledgeable. If you want to be happier, don’t miss this chance to learn the secrets of flourishing from a leader in the field of Positive Psychology!
The Watercooler sessions that you offer have meant the world to me during this most challenging time in our lives. From the coronavirus to the Black Lives Matter movement, to political unrest, this is an unprecedented time in history. I am so thankful for your generosity and your teachings. You truly are a gift! Your sessions have kept me grounded and working towards being resilient, with a new awareness around the importance of well-being in everyday life and in the most trying of times. The tools you share and the way you explain them and then allow us to practice them, has been invaluable. What you’ve taught me, I’ve passed along to friends and family and in turn, helped them too. So your teachings are multiplied and touch more people than you know! A heartfelt thank you to you, Louisa!
I had long struggled with my lack of motivation and my fear of the world. I didn’t have enough confidence in myself to start conversations with strangers or to try new things. I was unhappy with the small and empty way I was living my life and I wanted to make a change, but I didn’t know how or if I could. I found the answers I was looking for in this course.
It opened my eyes to the traps I was falling into and it gave me the knowledge and more importantly, the strategies I needed to overcome them. Once I started to apply some of those strategies and to do the exercises, I started to have a more positive outlook. With that new attitude, I embraced the findings and philosophies the workshop presented and gained the courage I needed to grow into a more productive and resilient person. Now I feel more in control of my life and hopeful for my future. Friends and family have told me I’m lighter and more confident. I have mended bad relationships and accomplished long-term goals. I feel like I’ve finally left my state of arrested development behind and entered adulthood. I owe that to Louisa and Flourishing 101.
The Resilience for High Performance seminar delivered by Louisa Jewell to our sales and services teams at Patient News was interesting, entertaining and highly effective. Louisa clearly has full command of the subject. She delivered the content, true to the theme of her book, with total confidence, wit and rigor. Leading up to the session, Louisa took the time to really get to know our company, team and objectives and brilliantly structured the afternoon to meet our specific needs. From individual character strength identification to uncovering the 6 pillars of wellness, the content really engaged and I received many overwhelmingly positive comments from session participants. What really resonated were the “actual tools” Louisa introduced to help attendees incorporate the learnings into real practice. I even heard one of our senior sales executives on the phone with a prospective client saying “I work with an amazing organization that really cares about people. We recently had an expert in Positive Phycology here to coach us on how to been more effective, productive and happy. She was fantastic”. I highly recommend Louisa Jewell to any organization wanting to enhance the performance and interconnectedness of their teams. The Resilience for High Performance program is for you!
1) I felt that the PD with Louisa Jewell really had an effect on me in a very positive way. I could not stop talking and thinking about her discussions for a week or more after. It had such an impact on me that I spoke to my friends about that PD. I feel that our school needs these kinds of reminders in order to put ourselves on track and keep us conscious about our behaviors. I would love to continue to have her and listen to her and work. The best speaker and the most interesting topic I can remember.
2) I loved this PD session – more than any other previous PD. What made it unique was the universal applicability to all facets of life – family, work & personal. Ultimately, all of us working on personal growth and self-awareness will make us better role models, teachers, friends, parents, staff
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Louisa was asked to present a full day workshop to our leadership group on Building Resiliency.
Louisa’s professionalism, expertise, engaging and interactive style, together with a unique sense of humor made the day not only very enjoyable and worthwhile, but very informative. I had many leaders express gratitude and appreciation for the learnings Louisa provided. In addition, prior to the workshop Louisa was very accommodating and flexible, working behind the scenes to help make the day productive. If you are looking to educate staff or leaders on the topic of building resiliency, I would definitely not hesitate in recommending using Louisa as your facilitator. You will not be disappointed.