Online Therapy and Counseling for Shame and Guilt
You Can Overcome Shame and Guilt
Shame and Guilt are Closely Connected Emotions
You feel guilt when you have violated rules that you care about.
You can also feel guilt when you feel like you haven't lived up to a standard that was set for you.
Shame is similar to guilt, but it goes much deeper.
You might think, "If others knew this secret, they would think differently about me."
Shame Usually Remains Hidden
Shame causes destruction in your life by staying hidden from view.
You may feel shame about alcohol misuse, sexual abuse, abortion, bankruptcy, and any other behavior that is viewed as "dishonorable" in the community.
Your shame might sound like, "If others know this about me, they will reject me, think poorly of me, or not love me anymore."
Overcome Shame and Guilt
Overcoming guilt and shame does not mean letting yourself off for actions that you've done.
It does involve taking a balanced look at what happened, coming to terms with an appropriate amount of responsibility, and deciding how to move forward.
5 Steps to Overcome Your Shame and Guilt
There are five steps to overcoming your guilt and shame:
Assessing the seriousness of your actions
Weighing personal responsibility (if applicable)
Making reparations for any harm you caused
Breaking the silence surrounding shame