Learning to accept and cope with guilt and shame can be the biggest hurdle in the recovery process. The step where you confront these emotional demons often takes the longest. Drs. Jeanne Peterson and Marcie Goldman will help you understand the true origins of these feelings and walk you through a process to actively manage and reduce negative emotional responses.
The workbook will first identify to what degree you may experience shame and guilt. Then you get to confront your demons and understand their origins. This book guides you to eliminate your negative and overwhelming feelings. As you work through Spiral of Shame, you will be able to heal, accept yourself, and learn better coping mechanisms.
If shame and guilt overpower you, they can cause a host of severe mental health problems, including substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. Spiral of Shame provides a step-by-step path to help you heal and ease feelings of shame and guilt. The book also offers powerful insights and helpful tips on overcoming these two detrimental emotions.
Take the quiz to see if you suffer from shame or guilt, available in the Resources and Downloads tab.
“Drs. Peterson and Goldman have written an accessible and thoughtful book. Its clear and simple language directs the reader’s journey towards a greater understanding of the origins and power of shame. The Spiral of Shame is helpful for people in recovery and others who are doing self-help work.” Stephanie Covington Ph.D. Author of A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps.
“The Spiral of Shame does a nice job of integrating the dynamics of shame and guilt with what we know about the physiology of the human stress response.” Richard Gervirtz Ph.D., Professor of Health Psychology at CSPP San Diego.
“The Spiral of Shame is essential reading for those suffering with feelings of guilt and shame. Drs. Goldman and Peterson thoroughly explore the issue of shame, examining its origins and offering numerous exercises to help readers better understand and end feelings of shame. The Spiral of Shame offers something for anyone who has had to confront the issue of shame in their lives.” Tracy Alderman Ph.D. Author of The Scarred Soul.
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