Guilt and Shame - And Why You Don't Need Them

Let's talk for a minute about guilt and shame.

So many of my clients tell me that they feel guilty for feeling anxious or depressed, or for struggling with their emotions.

They feel guilty and ashamed because they 'should' feel ok - they're not in immediate danger, they have a roof over their heads, they're financially secure - they're often doing really well, in fact.

But something feels wrong.

They don't feel like themselves. They're worried all the time and they don't know why.

They used to think of themselves as happy people - sociable, easy-going, positive. Where has that person gone?

And because they don't know why they feel bad, they judge themselves as wrong for feeling that way.

They start to give themselves a hard time - beating themselves up for not being able to cope, when so many people have it so much worse off (according to them).

So - newsflash - if this sounds like you, what does it show you?

That feeling the way you do is not unusual, is totally allowed, and is totally understandable.

More to the point, it's totally treatable.

Let go of the idea that you have to DESERVE help, by being somehow worse off than someone else - says who?

Who decides what you deserve?

Who decides when it's appropriate for you to ask for support and guidance?

If you hurt your leg, you go to the doctor. If you have a toothache, you see a dentist. If your mind is in pain, you see a therapist.

Why would you give yourself a hard time for needing help?

Feeling bad for feeling bad? That's an unnecessary extra punishment - you don't need it.

So, lovely one - put your mind at rest.

Let's have a free chat about helping you find that happy, positive, confident you again.

You haven't lost them, I can promise you that.

Book yourself in HERE - no obligation, just a friendly chat to see if this work is the right fit for you.

Big love, Sophie x