A guide to coping with feelings of guilt
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.