Guilt can be an unrelenting source of pain, keeping us stuck in the past and preventing us from being present and loving ourselves and others. Guilt may simmer in our unconscious, or we may condemn ourselves–not once, but over and over. Either way, toxic guilt is insidious and destructive and can sabotage our goals and relationships. It lowers our self-esteem and makes us easy targets for blame and manipulation. Unresolved guilt can cause anger and resentment, not only at ourselves, but also toward others.
Today's special guest, Darlene Lancer is author of several books including Codependency for Dummies and the new book Freedom from Guilt and Blame: Finding Self-Forgiveness, a step-by-step workbook for healing guilt and finding self-forgiveness and self-compassion.
Freedom from Guilt and Blame is designed to free you from guilt’s grip. It will help you sort out healthy from toxic guilt and distinguish it from other emotions, such as shame and regret. You're guided to review and assess your values, motives, responsibilities, actions, and beliefs, and understand the negative impact of perfectionism and codependency.
Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and relationship and codependency expert. Over the course of 30 years, she has helped men and women recover from trauma, achieve greater self-esteem and autonomy, and find their paths personally and professionally.
This is Darlene's third guest appearance on A Fine Time for Healing.
To learn more about Darlene Lancer please visit her website http://www.whatiscodependency.com/
Contact Darlene by email: firstname.lastname@example.org