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The Guilt Cure Nancy Carter Pennington

The Guilt Cure

Nancy Carter Pennington

Published October 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781926715650
Hardcover
164 pages
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The Guilt Cure proposes a new theory of guilt that can be very helpful to therapists. It puts guilt in a totally different perspective that can help alleviate the pain and suffering it inflicts. Existing theories of guilt are based on theMoreThe Guilt Cure proposes a new theory of guilt that can be very helpful to therapists. It puts guilt in a totally different perspective that can help alleviate the pain and suffering it inflicts. Existing theories of guilt are based on the conventional idea that guilt s primary function is in the protection and maintenance of morals. While guilt certainly contributes to the protection and maintenance of morals, most guilt, in fact, stems from thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that violate no religious, divine or legal ordinances. Thus, guilt is far more morally neutral than we would ever suspect. Guilt s moral neutrality stems from its more important psychological role in the creation and maintenance of consciousness and in the workings of the self-regulatory system of the psyche. It is consciousness of guilt s significant moral neutrality that helps alleviate its pain.