Freedom from Guilt and Blame – Finding Self-Forgiveness

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Self-forgiveness following guilt is self-essential to self-worth. Yet, for many of us, self-acceptance remains elusive due to toxic guilt–sometimes for a lifetime. Freedom from Guilt and Blame is designed to free you from guilt’s grip. It will help you sort out healthy from toxic guilt and distinguish it from other emotions, such as shame and regret. You’re guided to review and assess your values, motives, responsibilities, actions, and beliefs, and understand the negative impact of perfectionism and codependency. To overcome guilt, three methods are set forth in detail: cognitive, self-compassion, and spiritual. Applying these step-by-step processes and specific self-healing techniques and exercises will generate self-acceptance and self-forgiveness.

Guilt can be an unrelenting source of pain, keeping us stuck in the past and preventing us from being present and loving ourselves and others. Guilt may simmer in our unconscious, or we may condemn ourselves–not once, but over and over. Either way, toxic guilt is insidious and destructive and can sabotage our goals and relationships. It lowers our self-esteem and makes us easy targets for blame and manipulation. Unresolved guilt can cause anger and resentment, not only at ourselves, but also toward others. On the other hand, recovery from guilt encourages us to get along with others, improve ourselves, and build self-esteem. Even if what we did was wrong, we can still find self-forgiveness. Freedom from Guilt and Blame provides a step-by-step workbook for healing guilt and finding self-forgiveness and self-compassion.

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  1. Charles Montgomery

    This book can help me find my way to a healthy way of thinking and living my life in control of my emotions and with the deaths of my parents and the emotional abuse from women throughout my life to bring me peace within myself.

  2. Wildheart

    Very helpful therapy in a book
    Having read many self-help books over 3 decades in trying to deal with shame, guilt, and feeling responsibility for others all my life, I feel like I have finally found the one book that will actually make a difference in my life. Darlene not only explains where these feelings come from and how we internalize them, she includes questions throughout the book that encourage the reader to examine and question whether their old patterns of thought and behavior serve to help or hurt their life’s journey and relationship with others. I also found the analogies she uses in explaining the points she makes very helpful. These examples demonstrate and support a deeper understanding of our often unconscious motives and behaviors. Her writing is very succinct – not a word is wasted, and the points are driven home without a lot of psychobabble. I highly recommend this and her other books, including Codependency for Dummies, Conquering Shame & Codependency, and Spiritual Transformation in the 12 Steps.

  3. Patricia Hamilton

    Lots of gems are found in this self-help text and they are well explained and defined. If I were still working as a counselor, I would have a number of copies of this book to share with clients and students.

    A very helpful book to read, reference and keep handy. Good ideas and exercises for starting a successful New Year and making changes in one’s life and behaviors.

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