Unlearning Shame WEB

In today’s self-blame culture, it often feels impossible not to carry shame about the choices we make and the values by which we live. When the political is so personal, and the personal is 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 this bold and transformative manifesto, social psychologist and author of Unmasking Autism Dr Devon Price takes an in-depth look at shame and the role it plays in our lives. Systemic Shame traps us into fighting unwinnable battles and judging others for their failures. But it especially affects those who are already vulnerable because they’re carrying shame from a difficult past or a complicated sense of self-esteem. Blending the latest social psychology, personal insights and empowering practical exercises, Unlearning Shame is a radical guide to overcoming self-blame and embracing a new culture – one where we take control of the choices we make and the future we create.

This review was published in the JUN/AUG 2024  issue of The Art of Healing.