Dr. Ethan Kross on how to harness mental chatter, strengthen self-control, and develop emotional agility

Episode Summary

From motivation to rumination, our inner voice is one of our most powerful tools, depending on how we use it. Dr. Ethan Kross, an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and bestselling author of Chatter: The Voice in Your Head and How to Harness It, shares some of his most successful tools for managing negative thought loops, resolving inner tension and anxiety, and discovering the benefits of constructive conversations.

Episode Notes

Do you talk to yourself? Don’t worry, we all do. In today’s episode, Lisa speaks with Dr. Ethan Kross, an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and author of the bestselling, Chatter: The Voice in Your Head and How to Harness It. Dr. Kross shares his research in the world of inner chatter and the ways it can be harmful to our relationships, our confidence, and even our creativity when it becomes part of an ongoing stress response to the outside world. As Dr. Kross says in the interview, “The stress response was not designed for long engagements, only short-term deployments.” 

Dr. Kross shares tools from his recent book for successfully navigating the inner world of your thoughts and harnessing your inner voice to your advantage.

Links:

Ethan Kross website: https://www.ethankross.com/

Chatter Quiz – How well do you know your inner voice?

GLO classes:

Calm the Mind Through Flow

Settle the Mind Flow

Mental Reset Flow

Meditation for Focus and Clarity

Tonal Meditation