Shame by Joseph Burgo audiobook

Shame: Free Yourself, Find Joy, and Build True Self-Esteem

By Joseph Burgo, PhD
Read by David de Vries

Brilliance Audio 9781250151308

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978643154

  • ISBN: 9781978643154

Runtime: 9.56 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An intimate look at the full spectrum of shame―often masked by addiction, promiscuity, perfectionism, self-loathing, or narcissism―that offers a new, positive route forward

Encounters with embarrassment, guilt, self-consciousness, remorse, etc. are an unavoidable part of everyday life, and they sometimes have lessons to teach us―about our goals and values, about the person we expect ourselves to be. In contrast to the prevailing cultural view of shame as a uniformly toxic influence, Shame is a book that approaches the subject of shame as an entire family of emotions which share a “painful awareness of self.”

Challenging widely-accepted views within the self-esteem movement, Shame argues that self-esteem does NOT thrive in the soil of non-stop praise and encouragement, but rather depends upon setting and meeting goals, living up to the expectations we hold for ourselves, and finally sharing our joy in achievement with the people who matter most to us. Along the way, listening to and learning from our encounters with shame will go further than affirmations and positive self-talk in helping us to build authentic self-esteem.

Richly illustrated with clinical stories from the author’s 35 years in private practice, Shame also describes the myriad ways that unacknowledged shame often hides behind a broad spectrum of mental disorders including social anxiety, narcissism, addiction, and masochism.

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Author Bio: Joseph Burgo PhD

Author Bio: Joseph Burgo PhD

Joseph Burgo, PhD, blogs for Psychology Today and is a regular contributor to The Atlantic. He has practiced psychotherapy for more than thirty years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his master’s and doctorate at California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. He is also a graduate psychoanalyst and has served as a board member, officer and instructor at a component society of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He currently writes the popular blog After Psychotherapy where he discusses personal growth issues from a psychodynamic perspective.

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Author Bio: Joseph Burgo, Ph.D.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 9.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English