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As a self-conscious emotion, shame informs us of an internal state of inadequacy, unworthiness, dishonor, regret, or disconnection. Shame is a clear signal that our positive feelings have been interrupted. Another person or circumstance can trigger shame in us, but so can a failure to meet our ideals or standards. Given that shame can lead us to feel as though our whole self is flawed, bad, or subject to exclusion, it motivates us to hide or to do something to save face. So it is no wonder that shame avoidance can lead to withdrawal or to addictions that attempt to mask its impact.

This audiobook is an alchemical hermeneutic exploration of shame from the depth psychological perspective of a complex. Literature is reviewed related to a definition of the shame complex and understanding its etiology and phenomenological and psychological effects. Through a depth psychological analysis of the author’s personal experience, which includes developing and living with a shame complex, the path toward healing shame is realized as the ability to find the courage to uncover and disclose a personal narrative in the presence of an empathetic analyst, who had the competence to contain and bear witness to his client’s story. For the author, this courageous act has allowed a transformative journey from living with the dehumanizing, toxic effects of shame to realizing a healthy, integrated, humanizing, and enriched quality of life.

©2020 Brittany Forrester (P)2020 Brittany Forrester

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Will listen to this multiple times!

a very insightful and impactful to the shame based individual. I highly recommend this thesis

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  • 30-05-2021

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It was flimsy to say say the least points I thought it was incredibly disappointing

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  • 13-01-2021

The Answer To So Many Of My Questions

For half-a-century I have been experiencing all types of hidden abuse from those people who were supposed to be closest to me. Those people who were supposed to protect me, hurt me the most. I had listen many audiobooks about toxic parents and toxic in-laws and etc.Thanks so very much.

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  • 13-01-2021

THIS is a great book for educating and recovery.

It was very easy to listen to her talking to me, Author virtual counselor. The detail in the spoken is spot on to the life I've been living, but didn't know it!

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  • 13-01-2021

I highly recommend this audiobook for everyone.

There are lots of easy to listen descriptions to Understanding in Psychological Exploration . I highly recommend this audiobook for everyone.

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  • Elijah
  • 13-01-2021

I'm hghly suggesting this.

Well done on educating me well on the signs of psychological abuse and shame. This deserves the top spot and be noticed by everyone. In this way, we can help others in a small way. This is guiding a survivor to growing and recovering.

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  • 13-01-2021

I really enjoyed this audible, brilliant narrator.

Really enjoyed this audiobook didn’t think I would having reading the reviews but I took a chance and it paid off , really relates to how young women are obsessed with social media and looks now , the narrator was absolutely top notch the best so far.It is wonderfully spoken and I highly recommend.

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  • 13-01-2021

Best to understand human

This audio guide book I can find lots of things its help Analyze human. The well explanation in this audiobook I appreciate this audiobook. It helped me find different ways to listen and open up to people.

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  • 13-01-2021

Useful and interesting guide

How to Analyze People will teach you to analyze people readily, after which you can then take the next step of understanding why people do the things they do.

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  • 13-01-2021

Excellent audio book about analyzing human!

There is a detailed description of each person is so individual. I absolutely agree that the basic idea of what the other person is telling us is hidden, therefore, it is very important for everyone to study body language. It's great to be able to analyze and understand people.

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  • 13-01-2021

I love this audiobook.

I incredibly preferred this audiobook and causes me really comprehend my communications with other individuals in my work environment just as outside of work to genuinely gather an understanding through their non-verbal communication of how they're seeing me and what I am talking on.

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