How often do you recall something from the past that brings you a sense of guilt or shame?
Feelings of regret often flood us with guilt and shame causing us to feel an undercurrent of anxiety in every day life. The good news is you don’t have to live full of guilt and shame! You can CHANGE YOUR STORY and experience healing from the inside out.
Tips to Address Feelings of Guilt and Shame
1. Recall the specific event/relationship you are thinking of and let the uncomfortable feelings flood you.
2. Immediately begin to speak out loud as if you are the parent you wanted and needed at that time in your life (whether from childhood or adulthood).
3. Flood yourself with compassion and understanding by saying out loud, “I’m so sorry you felt that way. I'm so sorry you felt out of control, I understand and I have your back”.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you begin to feel a lift of the guilt and shame. Do this as often as you need to; side effects are peace, compassion and acceptance!
You are worth it!