Guilt and Remorse


We will focus on some common issues that we’ve observed in our private practice regarding guilt.


Guilt is an unhealthy negative emotion. We have all experienced it. If you hold unhealthy beliefs about moral rules and you act against them, then you will feel guilt. Generally speaking, guilt is experienced silently and often no one knows you are experiencing it. It is about you thinking that you have committed a sin, so to speak, but with the following mindset:

a. I have done something morally wrong.
b. I absolutely should not have done the wrong deed.
c. I am a bad person because of it.

When you feel guilt, you ...

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