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10 books about guilt
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Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions by MD Peter R. Breggin
This book was published 7 years ago by Prometheus and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
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, which 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.
Let Go of the Guilt by Valorie Burton
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published last year by W Publishing and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
Women often feel that no matter what they do, it's not enough. This book helps readers understand why they may feel that way (it's not because they're not good at what they do) and gives practical advice to help women shed the guilt and step into contentment.
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brené Brown
This book was published 14 years ago by Avery and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.
What Women Should Know About Letting It Go: Breaking Free from the Power of Guilt, Discouragement, and Defeat by Christin Ditchfield
Category: Women's Issues
This book was published 6 years ago by Leafwood Publishers and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
You may be weighed down by feelings of guilt, discouragement, and defeat and unable to live the abundant life. You don't have to stay stuck in this endless cycle any longer. You have a choice! Sharing from her own personal experiences and the life-changing truths of Scripture, Christin Ditchfield helps you: • Identify the things that are holding you back, keeping you from living the life for which you were created! • Break free from your unhealthy thought patterns, attitudes, and behaviors.• Learn from past failures and mistakes--and then learn to let them go! • Hold on to the grace, peace, joy, hope, and freedom that is already yours in Jesus!
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (A Compassionate Grief Recovery Book) by Brook Noel
Category: Grief & Bereavement
This book was published 13 years ago by Sourcebooks and takes approximately 9.7 hours to read.
Now updated, this classic guide to mourning the sudden death of a loved one contains advice on coping with difficult emotions, making sense of the world after a loss, where to find support, and much more.
Stop People Pleasing: Be Assertive, Stop Caring What Others Think, Beat Your Guilt, & Stop Being a Pushover by Patrick King
Category: Dysfunctional Families
This book was published 3 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 7.8 hours to read.
Break your crippling addiction to approval and learn to be less "nice".Do you keep your mouth shut for fear of falling out of people's graces? Feel that you need to please and serve to stay in your social circles? You have the need to please, and all the associated beliefs.Stop bitterness, resentment, and anxiety from always saying yes.Stop People Pleasing is a frank look at people-pleasing tendencies - where they come from, how they manifest, and exactly what to do about them. Most importantly, the book emphasizes real, actionable tactics to change your relationship with yourself and others.This book was written by a recovering people-pleaser, so you can be sure that there is a real understanding of your struggles.Reprogram your beliefs and learn to accept yourself.Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.Find your voice, stand up for yourself, and put yourself first.-The psychological and often traumatic origins of people-pleasing tendencies.-The harmful beliefs you subconsciously possess and how to alter them.-How to learn new, empowering habits.Learn the deep origins of your need to please, and how to set healthy boundaries.-How to set boundaries, and avoid porous ones.-A plethora of strategies to say no and make your thoughts known.-Understand your guilt and get better with confrontation.How to say NO and stop feeling responsible for people's feelings.People-pleasing is called a disease for a reason. It can cripple you and hold you back from what you want - and yet it's all in your mind! You have the power to completely turn your life around and finally get what you want, defend yourself, and stop being so concerned with what other people think. Above all else, learn to free yourself.Reclaim your energy, time, and life by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page.
Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab
This book was published this year by TarcherPerigee and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
"Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy boundaries" really mean--and how can we successfully express our needs, say "no," and be assertive without offending others?"--
Shame-Informed Therapy: Treatment Strategies to Overcome Core Shame and Reconstruct the Authentic Self by Patti Ashley
Category: Anxieties & Phobias
This book was published last year by PESI Publishing & Media and takes approximately 6.1 hours to read.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything by Clea Shearer
This book was published last year by Clarkson Potter and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
"The ... authors of The Home Edit show you how to contain the chaos and organize every aspect of your life, including hobbies and activities, work and office spaces, luggage and travel, and so much more"--
White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era by Shelby Steele
This book was published 14 years ago by Harper Perennial and takes approximately 6.0 hours to read.
In 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt—and neither has been good for African Americans. Through articulate analysis and engrossing recollections, acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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