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THINK TANK: 50 Shades of Self-Flagellation: How Obsessive Guilt Can Paralyze Us

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While appropriate shame and guilt certainly have their place, and the lack of such is associated with sociopathy, obsessive guilt can actually lead to becoming stuck and almost crippled in life. The anxiety caused by such rumination creates a sort of cycle that feeds guilt so that the cycle continues and can emotionally and psychologically paralyze someone.

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Kent Robertshaw, MD, a graduate of Cornell Medical School, currently teaches pharmacology classes at Columbia Medical School about substance abuse. A world-renowned expert in addiction, & quoted in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, he's appeared on CNN and the Oprah Winfrey show and has been featured over 20 times on the radio show “The Positive Mind”. He believes in a “Whole Body approach” to treating individuals with the sensitivity to Mind Body connection (Meditation, Exercise, Nutrition...) and has a warm, humanistic, caring approach to his patients.