Dealing with Guilt–Part VI

This is the sixth in a seven-part series of articles on dealing with guilt. Please read the first five before reading this one. Written by a psychologist. To continue… Can I make those irrational beliefs conscious and better deal with them, then? Here’s some techniques I sometimes use: • Decide that if you must feel guilt, …

Dealing with Guilt–Part V

This is the fifth of a seven-part series of articles on dealing with guilt. Please read the previous four articles before reading this one. Written by a psychologist. To continue… How do you get “in touch” with these irrational beliefs and the inner feelings or reactions they create? How do you turn ambivalence and conflict outwards? …

Dealing with Guilt–Part IV

This is the fourth in a seven-part series of articles on dealing with guilt. Please read the preceding three articles before reading this one. Written by a psychologist. To continue… Guilt-inducing ploys mislead or misdirect you. Because many irrational beliefs lie behind guilt, you may be unable to sort out the dynamic, much less your feelings. …

Dealing with Guilt–Part III

This is the third article in a seven-part series of articles on dealing with guilt. Please read the preceding two articles before reading this one. Written by a psychologist. To continue… To be assertive requires that we first choose to be assertive, consciously or unconsciously, and then have handy a vocabulary of our feelings. Then we …

Dealing with Guilt—Part II

This is the second of a seven-part series of articles on dealing with guilt. Please read the previous article first. Written by a psychologist. As has been said many times, guilt can be remedied through intellectual rigor or by changing cognitions of the dynamics; making conscious the understanding that the source of the guilty feelings was …