Tony tackles the topic of the destructive duo, guilt and shame, on today’s episode. Both are normal, human emotions, but one of them can, for the most part, lead to reflection and improvement, while the other, typically leads to self-hatred, and typically sends one down a negative spiral that often ends up in complete feelings of hopelessness. In this episode Tony will talk about productive uses of these emotions as well as take a deep dive into the research around whether or not one can get out of the abyss of toxic shame. Plus Tony shares a narrative version of Guilt and Shame personified that will showcase his lack of acting skills!
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