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It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion

It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Engel, Beverly

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Shame is one of the most destructive of human emotions. If you suffered childhood physical or sexual abuse, you may experience such intense feelings of shame that it almost seems to define you as a person. In order to begin healing, it's important for you to know that it wasn't y...our fault. In this gentle guide, therapist and childhood abuse expert Beverly Engel presents a mindfulness and compassion-based therapeutic approach to help you overcome the debilitating shame that keeps you tied to the past. By following the step-by-step exercises in this book, you'll gain a greater understanding of the root cause of your shame. And by cultivating compassion toward yourself, you will begin to heal and move past your painful experiences. Recent studies show that trauma survivors, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from abuse, can greatly benefit from incorporating elements of self-compassion into their treatment. Furthermore, the practice of self-compassion has been shown to decrease PTSD symptoms, including, self-criticism, thought suppression, and rumination. This book is based on the author's powerful and effective Compassion Cure program. With this book, you will develop the skills needed to finally put a stop the crippling self-blame that keeps you from moving on and being happy. You'll learn to focus on your strengths, your courage, and your extraordinary ability to survive. Most of all, you'll learn to replace shame with its counter emotion--pride.
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ISBN 9781626250994
Released NZ 1 Feb 2014
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781626250994
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
Imprint New Harbinger Publications
Released 1 Feb 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Engel, Beverly
Category Health Psychology
Family & Other Relationships: General
Assertiveness, Motivation & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 616.85822390651
Weight 380g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Adult child abuse victims, Shame, Self-esteem, Compassion - Psychological aspects
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly