It Wasn't Your Fault

  • by Beverly Engel
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shame is one of the most destructive of human emotions. If you suffered childhood physical or sexual abuse, you may experience such intense feelings of shame that it almost seems to define you as a person. In order to begin healing, it's important for you to know that it wasn't your fault.
In this gentle guide, therapist and childhood abuse expert Beverly Engel presents a mindfulness and compassion-based therapeutic approach to help you overcome the debilitating shame that keeps you tied to the past. By following the step-by-step exercises in this audiobook, you'll gain a greater understanding of the root cause of your shame. And by cultivating compassion toward yourself, you will begin to heal and move past your painful experiences.
Recent studies show that trauma survivors, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from abuse, can greatly benefit from incorporating elements of self-compassion into their treatment. Furthermore, the practice of self-compassion has been shown to decrease PTSD symptoms, including, self-criticism, thought suppression, and rumination.
This audiobook is based on the author's powerful and effective Compassion Cure program. With this audiobook, you will develop the skills needed to finally put a stop to the crippling self-blame that keeps you from moving on and being happy. You'll learn to focus on your strengths, your courage, and your extraordinary ability to survive. Most of all, you'll learn to replace shame with its counter emotion - pride.


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Customer Reviews

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Would probably be better to read the book.

This seems to contain valuable information. Unfortunately I am very put off by the narrator who seems to care more about sounding good than about sounding reassuring while discussing this delicate topic. She reads in a very dramatic tone that may be better suited for Shakespeare or some old triumphant battle poetry. It actually didn't even feel like she gave any thought to what she was reading but just read in a generic tone that tends to sound good. In fact, I listened to the sample beforehand and I did think she sounded good. But several chapters in, I felt like I was being talked down to. Obviously, this undid any positive effect of the words themselves. A more conversational tone would have been more appropriate in my opinion.
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- kimberly

Good information

If you lived through parental abuse or rejection or know someone who has, this book has allot of answers to the perplexing problems this type of situation can cause. It is also a good resource if you have had the backlash of someone who has lived through it and it now effects you.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio