Coping with Guilt

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1847092888

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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Do you sometimes wish you could turn the clock back and re-live past mistakes? Do you feel it's your responsibility to make others happy? Are you more worried about hurting others than living your own life? Guilt is a common and destructive emotion, but, using the principles of C.B.T. this book shows how it can be put to positive use. Whether it concerns sins of omission, or sins of commission, this book demonstrates that you don't always have to live up to unrealistically high expectations of yourself, and shows how to move on. Topics include: differentiating between healthy remorse and destructive guilt; how to deal with specific episodes of guilt coping with blame and manipulation; how to accept and value yourself; how to practise healthy self-care tackling unhelpful beliefs that perpetuate guilt.

Coping with Guilt & Shame Workbook

Author: Ester Leutenberg,John Liptak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570252686

Category: Psychology

Page: 92

View: 8736

Reproducible activities for facilitators to help clients/patients deal with guilt and shame issues.

Understanding & Coping With Guilt And Shame

Author: Roxanna Both

Publisher: N.A



Page: 44

View: 9693

Shame and guilt are two self-conscious emotions that everyone will feel several times throughout their lives. These are generally negative emotions that make people feel bad about themselves and can have negative consequences. That said, shame and guilt are important emotional components of leading a prosocial life. This guide is about dealing with, and triumphing over shame and guilt. You will know how to break away from the shame and guilt you already are carrying around like some medal of honor as well as how to nip its buds before they develop again to a point of influencing your life choices. More precisely, with this book, you will: -Develop a deep understanding of what shame and guilt are -Demystify some of the misconceptions you may be having about shame and guilt -Understand shame as a negative emotion, how we express it as well as why we feel it -Understand the various kinds of guilt out there and how each one of them shapes you -Understand specific steps you should take to break away from shame and guilt -Understand how to handle shame and guilt in a productive way- to your advantage -Understand how to deal with toxic, unhealthy guilt like a pro -Learn much, much more!

Coping with Endometriosis

Author: Robert H. Phillips,Glenda Motta

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583330746

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

View: 4822

The founder and director of the Center for Coping educates readers about endometriosis, a disorder which affects a woman's reproductive and immune system, causing painful growths, bleeding, and often infertility. The book also addresses the psychological and emotional concerns brought on by its diagnosis.

Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety

Author: Peter R. Breggin, MD

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616147210

Category: Psychology

Page: 317

View: 6528

With the first unified theory of guilt, shame, and anxiety, this pioneering psychiatrist and critic of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs examines the causes and effects of psychological and emotional suffering from the perspective of biological evolution, child development, and mature adult decision-making. Drawing on evolution, neuroscience, and decades of clinical experience, Dr. Breggin analyzes what he calls our negative legacy emotions—the painful emotional heritage that encumbers all human beings. The author marshals evidence that we evolved as the most violent and yet most empathic creatures on Earth. Evolution dealt with this species-threatening conflict between our violence and our close-knit social life by building guilt, shame, and anxiety into our genes. These inhibiting emotions were needed prehistorically to control our self-assertiveness and aggression within intimate family and clan relationships. Dr. Breggin shows how guilt, shame, and anxiety eventually became self-defeating and demoralizing legacies from our primitive past that no longer play any useful or positive role in mature adult life. He then guides the reader through the Three Steps to Emotional Freedom, starting with how to identify negative legacy emotions and then how to reject their control over us. Finally, he describes how to triumph over and transcend guilt, shame, and anxiety on the way to greater emotional freedom and a more rational, loving, and productive life.

Surviving Miscarriage

Author: Stacy McLaughlin PH. D.,Stacey J. McLaughlin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595356362

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 116

View: 621

My intent in writing this guide is to give others, like you, the benefit of my own experience and to make sure that the pain is not compounded by uncertainty, unawareness, ignorance or lack of information. Yes, this is a tragic event, one that none of us would wish on our worst enemies. Yet, if anything can help make it a little better, it is the certainty of knowing exactly what we are going through, the knowledge of what to expect and the tools to teach us how to cope. For those who have suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage, Surviving Miscarriage helps you find the compassionate support you so desperately need. Florida psychologist Stacey McLaughlin survived two miscarriages in one year-and thankfully discovered the powerful secret to lasting inner healing. McLaughlin addresses the variety of emotions a woman experiences after a miscarriage and focuses on how to mend your soul. With her unique and simple thirty-day plan, you'll be gently guided through meaningful steps to help you banish undeserved shame, embrace comforting emotional recovery, and move forward with confident hope for your future.

An Introduction to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress

Author: Ann Wetmore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147214015X

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 4689

Traumatic stress arises in reaction to catastrophic life events. Such events can range from train disasters and car crashes to natural calamities such as earthquakes, wildfires and floods, and from life-threatening medical diagnoses to acts of violence and abuse. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological condition resulting from such events and occurs when our coping resources have been completely overwhelmed. The intrusive hyper-reactions, recurring memories, flashbacks, avoidance behaviours and changes in the sense of self linger long past the actual event and often prevent a sense of healing or resolution with the experience. This self-help guide uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies with a trauma focus to help you to manage your reactions to the traumatic experience and find new, effective ways of coping. You will learn: - To understand your reactions to traumatic events - Practical strategies for monitoring, managing and overcoming post-traumatic stress - Innovative therapeutic options and new mobile device supports

Coping With The Loss Of A Dog: How To Deal With The Death Of Your Friend

Author: Richard Oliver

Publisher: Richard Oliver


Category: Pets

Page: 36

View: 5969

When a beloved dog passes, it leaves behind a hole in its family’s life that’s impossible to fill. I've written this book by drawing on my own experiences of the heart wrenching emotions that follow the death of a dog. I've lost four dogs, and grieved for each one. I still grieve for each one, but in a different way now – in a happier way, a way that brings back fond memories that make me smile and not cry. I hope this book will help you get closer to that place too, a place where you can look back on the time you spent with your dog and laugh, not cry. I've covered a few topics in this book, including; What is grief? Dealing with guilt Understanding other people’s reactions to the death of your dog Laying your dog to rest Coming to terms with the loss of your dog How to speak to children about the loss Memorialising your dog

Overcoming Guilt

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: Sheldon Press

ISBN: 9780859696869

Category: Psychology

Page: 104

View: 8648

Do you blame yourself for things that you have done wrong in the past? Do you wish you could stop feeling guilty and get on with your life? If your answer is yes, then you are one of the many people that has difficulty dealing with guilt. In this book, Windy Dryden helps you to identify which of your feelings are justified and which are destructive. Written in an easy question and answer format, Overcoming Guilt will help you to break damaging patterns of thought, stop punishing yourself and start living life to the full.