Self-Monitoring or conscious awareness involves learning and training your mind to pay careful and routine attention to your thought patterns and resulting behaviors that trigger your stigmas and other prejudicial/bias thoughts.
Centersite.net, http://www.centersite.net/poc/view_doc.php?&id=9734&cn=353, highlights that there are two types of self-monitoring techniques. 1) Qualitative monitoring, involves paying attention to the quality of things that are happening (how they make you feel, what they look like, etc.).
2) Quantitative monitoring, on the other hand, involves counting things. Making a list, for example, of the number of stereotypes you have within a day, can provide a breakthrough in the unlearning and healing process.
Intentional SELF-MONITORING and CONSCIOUS AWARENESS is the first and vital step to the healing process of UNLEARNing the persistent stereotypes and biases we have all been socialized and mentally conditioned to accept.
Make the effort to: 1) acknowledge your biases, 2) accept that you have them, 3) research/ask yourself WHERE and HOW you internalized these prejudices and 4) don't think negatively about yourself for having these thoughts...everyone has prejudices through the process of institutional socialization/learning and CAN be unlearned.