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Shame is a difficult emotion, and most of us do what we can to avoid it. But veteran psychologist Joseph Burgo shows us how we can use shame - which is an inevitable part of being human - as a tool for better understanding ourselves and our relationships with others. 

Encounters with embarrassment, guilt, self-consciousness and remorse are an unavoidable part of everyday life, and they sometimes have lessons to teach us - about our goals and values, about the people we expect ourselves to be. 

Richly illustrated with clinical stories from Burgo's 35 years in private practice, Shame suggests that this often excruciating emotion tells us a lot about our own self-awareness and should not always be considered a toxic influence in our lives. 

Joseph Burgo takes an intimate look at the full spectrum of shame - often masked by addiction, promiscuity, perfectionism, self-loathing or narcissism - and offers a new, positive route forward on the road to authentic self-esteem. 

©2018 Dr. Joseph Burgo (P)2018 Macmillan Australia Audio

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"An essential read for anyone who suffers from shame and self-criticism. This book can help transform the way you see yourself and the world." (Shannon Kaiser, best-selling author of The Self-Love Experiment and Adventures for Your Soul)

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Balances My Thoughts

I found this audio book helpful to balance my thoughts regarding shame. There are exercises that are part of this book that are described in audio in the appendix that are bit hard to follow in an audio format, but I believe are available on the author’s web site

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Finally a book on emotional problem of shame that i can relate to.

Thank you Dr Joseph Burgo. Finally an audio book on the subject of shame than can relate to. For myself i cant praise this audio book enough. Very helpful.

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