|Subtitle||Free Yourself, Find Joy and Build True Self Esteem|
|By||Dr. Joseph Burgo|
|Non Fiction Genre||Self-Help/How-To Mind/Body|
This book explores the emotions of shame (embarrassment, guilt, self-consciousness), which are unavoidable aspects of life. Richly illustrated with clinical stories from Burgo’s 35 years of practice, this is an intimate look at the full spectrum of shame―often masked by addiction, promiscuity, perfectionism, and narcissism―offering a new, positive route forward.
JOSEPH BURGO, PH.D. has been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post, and other major publications. He writes a blog on shame for Psychology Today and covers personal development issues from a psychodynamic perspective on his website, After Psychotherapy.
“Savour this book’s lessons and exercises. You’ll come away with the kind of self-compassion that makes us all better people.” – Dr. Craig Malkin, Lecturer, Harvard Medical School and author of Rethinking Narcissism
“An essential read for anyone who suffers from shame and self criticism. This book can help transform the way you see yourself and the world.”-Shannon Kaiser best selling author of The Self-Love Experiment
“The best kind of self-help book […] it is sensible and measured, and is clearly based on years of thought and clinical experience. Above all, it is helpful.”- Joe Moran, author of Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness