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Unlearning shame : how rejecting self-blame culture gives us real power

ISBN: 9781800961944
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Endeavour (ADS)
Origin: GB
Release Date: February, 2024

Book Details

Walking past a homeless person; buying a top made in a sweatshop that you’ll wear a handful of times; reading the news and feeling, yet again, powerlessness to the point of apathy. Today, it’s basically impossible not to carry shame about the state of the world and our place in it. Though we try and make good choices and live by our values, it can feel like we’re not doing it right. When the political is so personal, and the personal so political, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sense that we’re not doing enough, maybe even, that we’re not enough. In Unlearning Shame, social psychologist and author of Unmasking Autism Dr Devon Price explains why holding individuals responsible for systemic issues can be so personally devastating, and teaches us how to unlearn shame that doesn’t serve us. By outlining small, daily ways to feel empowered and examining how real, structural change can and does happen, Devon gifts us with the tools to overcome self-blame, be truly compassionate to ourselves and others, and feel hopeful again.