"It is my feeling that debilitating shame and guilt are at the root of all dysfunctions in families," says Jane Middelton-Moz.
A few common characteristics of adults shamed in childhood:
If you see yourself in any of these characteristics, you can learn how shame keeps you from being the person you were born to be and how to change that. Shame & Guilt describes how debilitating shame is created and fostered in childhood and how it manifests itself in adulthood and in intimate relationships. Through the use of myths and fairytales to portray different shaming environments, Dr. Middelton-Moz allows you to reach the shamed child within you and to add clarity to what could be difficult concepts.
Listen to Shame & Guilt - you're worth it.
©1990 Jane Middleton-Moz (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"Eye" or shall I say "ear" opening read! Jane Middleton-Moz really is able to explain what shame really is.
I like they way she explains the elements of shame by using fairy tales.
I liked the story of Perfect and the Giant.
Knowing I was not alone.
it was a great experience to listen to this book with my wife. Even though we both are in therapy shame and guilt needs to be explained and this does an excellent job.
Easy to listen to. I love how stories are used to explain psychological principles - similar to Clarissa Pinkola Estes books. The book explains shame and guilt better than it prescribes solutions but is still well worth a read/listen.
Its where I came from
The giant and the chameleon
The character perfect
Keep up the good work
Terrific clarity in describing the characteristics of shame, how it is created, how we manifest it in our lives, how it shuts us away from living our lives. More how to clear out shame would be excellent.
My therapist asked me to read this book and I put it off for months, but finally listened to it as an audiobook and absolutely loved it. wish I had read it sooner. Might have helped me work thru some of my old patterns faster. Highly recommend it! And something about Cat's accent and soothing voice helped deliver the deep concepts here very accessibly, non-threateningly, and with comforting compassion.
The overall message is good but too much story telling really feels like a waste of time considering it does not really add too much to the impact of the story. Overall, the book can benefit from being shortened. It is also probably good for less mature audiences such as young adults.
"Story:good diagnosis with very poor solution hints"
I've listened to "After tears" and this book is like 30-35% value of the first one to me. The other book treats the ACOA issue in a much more organized and clear way (in my view). This book "Shame and guilt" evidently shows the high importance of shame and guilt in our lives and yet I have a sense as if this book treats the issue similarly to "a doctor making incisions to a patient on an operation table and then walking away leaving the patient with an open stomach". Good diagnosis, poor solution hints, or unclear hints. Lecture of this book leaves me with a sense of strong frustration that a problem is pointed out and no solution hints given.
Very good narrator.
Very frustrated as far as finding ways to solve shame and guilt problems.
"Insightful and enlightening"
Very nicely narrared in a heart-felt way, bringing the author closer to the reader with honest self-disclosure and many examples. As a professional this was valuable learning and teaching material and has not only impacted on my personal growth and understanding of my own story but also my work with clients. A very important topic that encompasses many of our issues.
"I have listened to this book many times"
This book has a lot to offer to those who wants to work with themselves. I really liked it and I can still go back and listen to it again.
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