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Shame and the Origins of Self-Esteem: A Jungian Approach

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Shame manifests itself in many ways. We may have feelings of inferiority, humiliation, shyness or embarrassment. It also makes us fearful of entering into shameful situations. In particular, we are ashamed at our public nakedness. Shame and the Origins of Self-Esteem explores how a lack of self-esteem is the root cause of a susceptibility to shame. Drawing heavily on moder ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 15th 1996 by Routledge (first published December 28th 1993)
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Steve Woods
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An endemic sense of shame is a consistent result of childhood abuse. It's something that has dominated my life to one degree or another. This illuminating and detailed treatment has been revealing. The fact that Jung's thought is the structural basis for the exploration since his theories are the only approach to psychology that have made much sense to me. Everything else has been sadly lacking to some substantial degree. I am not sure that there is any resolution, for those who suffer in this w ...more
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John Lambert
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thiis is a scholarly work, well documented, that explains shame. The author is a working therapist with a deep well of empathy for his patients. The book was extremely insightful and interesting. He posits that a lack of self-worth causes excessive feelings of shame. We all feel shame, but through exposition of case studies, the author explaiins how therapy can help people overcome their feelings of excessive shame.
Eliza
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It is a very interesting book about how shame & guilt influences our lives and the Jungian approach to it. I recommend it to anyone interested in the vicious cycle of shame.
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Slightly dated material in chapter 7, but amazingly useful analytic psychotherapy information for both scholars and analysands.
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