Thursday, August 23, 2012

How to stop feeling guilty

Empowerment Book Recommendation -  How to stop feeling Guilty

Since I have talked about this book a lot to clients recently, it might be a great Recommendation for you as well. This book has helped many people to understand and release the effects of Guilt and Shame to us as individuals and as society. It is a great resource if you have trouble setting boundaries with others. It is also a great tool if you have experience with others leveraging Guilt against you. 

I have yet to meet a person who has no experience with Guilt. They call it the great psychological problem of the 20th Century and I do believe there is some truth to it. In order to have the freedom to make your own choices and feel empowered to take opportunities, it is necessary to take the step and explore the limiting beliefs of yourself. This is why I stress the importance of being open minded to the relevant literature that helps you understand the motivation behind your actions. I believe to feel in control about your choices in life, you need to understand those choices first.

Most of us don't realize if someone in our life made us feel guilty for setting our own priorities. Especially if you are raised to please the people around you and sacrifice your wishes, there is a great chance you have something to gain by reading this book. In order to find out if this applies to you, ask yourself: "How did the people in my life react, when I said "no" to them? When I was a child, how did others act if I did not please them?" 

Forward, Susan: "Emotional Blackmail"

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