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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Moods by John Preston

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Chapter 15
Combating Shame, Guilt, and Low Self-Esteem
In This Chapter
• Shame, inappropriate guilt, and low self-esteem
• Action strategies for combating guilt and shame
• Carefully evaluating sources of low self-esteem
• Developing a more positive inner voice of self-support
 
Shame, guilt, loss of confidence, low self-esteem, and even self-hatred … these are the inner emotions that often plague people for a lifetime. In this chapter, we’ll see how to reduce these unnecessary sources of human misery.

Shame and Guilt

Ginny says, “Since I’ve been so overwhelmed with my work, I’ve had this increasing feeling of worthlessness. I so often feel like I’m to blame for all the problems in my family … especially about how I neglect my kids. It’s all my ...

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