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The Guilt Trap

"Guilt is a largely redundant emotion". There, I've said it, and I don't feel to bad about it actually. If it turns out I've done something wrong I can always apologise and make amends, in the meantime I'm letting guilt go, I can always worry about it later.

By |2019-08-04T21:57:21+01:00August 4th, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

Don’t Try to Stop Guilt and Shame – Just Free Yourself

Guilt can be perverse and insistent. Perverse because it can hang around long after it has done it's job, and insistent because it keeps knocking long after you've not only heard it, you've let it in and got the message. On occasions it also persuades you that we have to put up with it, but you don't.

By |2020-07-15T11:39:47+01:00April 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The Difference Between Guilty Feelings and Conscience

You have to have a conscience in order to feel guilty, but don't get them mixed up. Unhealthy guilt sets in when don’t think you've anything to feel guilty about, but you get the guilty feelings anyway. In extreme cases, you’ll apologise when there’s nothing to say sorry for.

By |2020-12-21T15:34:43+00:00November 28th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence|2 Comments

Guilt – The Prima Donna of Our Emotions

Guilt may be a necessary emotion but it quickly becomes redundant when it makes itself a nuisance and won’t take criticism. Any emotion that takes centre stage, assumes adulation and becomes petulant has outlived its usefulness. Above all, it cannot take criticism.

By |2016-11-03T11:26:15+00:00June 24th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment