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It Wasn't Your Fault

Freeing Yourself From the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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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 your 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 audiobook, 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 audiobook is based on the author's powerful and effective Compassion Cure program. With this audiobook, you will develop the skills needed to finally put a stop to 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.

©2015 Beverly Engel (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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This is the most profound book I have listened to in regards to healing. You won’t be disappointed

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  • kate
  • 03-07-2016

Helpful but...

The information and exercises are good and helpful I think but the reader was a bit clunky and irritating. Wish I'd read it instead

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  • Samantha croker
  • 08-03-2015

Excellent

If you need guidance understanding and help in the right direction then Beverly is the one. Thankyou very much indeed

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  • Joanna Wolf
  • 12-04-2018

Great book

I really liked the book. What was very helpful was the exercises which actually helped. So many books state the facts but fail to show the way out of the situation.
The narrator's voice was sometimes a bit too robotic.

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  • elizabeth
  • 06-11-2017

Fantastic

Many of the issues discussed are some of which I can personally relate too. I hope to continue to extinguish the self-critic and focus on self-compassion.

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  • lailalulu
  • 10-01-2017

Amazing book!!

This is a MUST READ!!! An amazing book accompanied with excercises!!! Highly recommend!!

Laila 💜
@LailaAliInspires

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  • Max M
  • 25-02-2020

Incredible book let down by narration

This book is changing my life, it really is absolutely incredible and I am so glad it was recommended to me. Invaluable for most people I would say, as I would guess that very few people have a really healthy childhood. However, personally I really hate the narration; it sounds unnatural and computer-generated, and like the narrator is faking an American accent. The parts where she is speaking pretending to be someone else really made me cringe, this surely could have been done another way (for example with other people speaking on these rare occasions).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-08-2019

Amazing!

I found this book to be absolutely amazing!!! It was everything I needed it to be. Some books is very dry and other books trying to much almost as trying to convince you. Those books push you away. In my personal believe they're unfinished. Nothing like that with this one. It's gently written book where person shares her experiences from a bottom of the heart to give people oportunity to make a difference in their lives. I can't strech enough how greateful I'm that I bumped in to this book.