By Gerald Loren Fishkin, PhD
Parkhurst Brothers Publishers
Fishkin trained as a psychotherapist. He describes how he developed an interest in understanding how shame influences the choices people make. He provides real life stories to help readers who want to understand and change how shame adversely affects their lives. He explains the difference between guilt and shame. He also discusses how shame is included in the addiction process. He believes that core shame trauma and negative self-talk can be resolved by increasing awareness and self-compassion. He provides several clinical examples of how cognitive behavior therapy can be utilized to do that. This practical resource will help readers understand the nature and properties of shame. Clinicians will also appreciate this well-researched book.
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