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Why am I my own worst critic?



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Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 


Time: 11 am–12 pm PST 


Audience: All faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan are welcome to attend.  


Location: Zoom. (Once you’ve registered, you will be directed to the course Canvas page where you can find the Zoom link.) 


About this workshop: 


Do you find yourself constantly criticizing and doubting yourself? Are you tired of feeling like you're never good enough? This workshop is designed to help you understand why you are your own worst critic and how to change that inner monologue to a more compassionate and supportive dialogue. 


In this workshop, we will explore the root causes of self-criticism and the impact it has on our self-worth, effective boundary setting, and motivation. We will delve into the negative patterns and beliefs that fuel our inner critic and learn practical strategies to shift towards a more positive and empowering mindset.


Key learning objectives: 


1. Understand the origins of self-criticism and its impact on self-worth. Gain insight into why we tend to be overly critical of ourselves and how it affects our overall sense of self-worth and confidence. 


2. Identify and challenge negative self-talk patterns. Learn how to recognize and challenge the negative thoughts and beliefs that contribute to self-criticism and replace them with more compassionate and supportive self-talk. 


3. Develop effective boundary-setting skills. Discover how self-criticism can hinder our ability to set healthy boundaries and learn practical techniques to establish and maintain boundaries that promote self-care and wellbeing. 


4. Cultivate self-compassion and motivation. Explore strategies to cultivate self-compassion and develop a more positive and motivating inner dialogue, allowing for increased self-acceptance and personal growth.


Important notes: 

  • The session will not be recorded, but the slides will be shared. 
  • Participation will be via Zoom chat. There will not be breakout rooms. 
  • Closed captioning can be enabled.

About your facilitator:  


Jhanelle Peters (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a professional member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP).  


Jhanelle serves as the Sports Psychology Coordinator for the Athletics Department of Pepperdine University, the Clinical Director of Jhanelle Peters Psychotherapy, a private practice based in Toronto, Ontario, and the former Mental Health Clinician for the Toronto Raptors.  


Jhanelle is passionate about promoting mental wellness amongst diverse audiences, including corporate organizations, educational institutions, and community groups. Jhanelle’s unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life captivates audiences, and motivates participants to take charge of their well-being. 


If you have any questions, please email Lauren Lee at 


Sign up for this course today!