The Self-Forgiveness Workbook: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Blame and Find True Self-Acceptance

  • 5h 11m 37s
  • Grant Dewar PhD
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2023

Many people who've experienced trauma tend to blame themselves. This tendency to self-blame often begins in childhood and is carried into adulthood and can manifest in a number of emotional and behavioral problems. You've probably tried to quiet your critical inner voice through avoidance and distraction, only to have the negative self-talk return time and time again to sabotage your self-esteem and interfere with your life. Fortunately, you possess the power to forgive yourself and discover your inner strength.

With this workbook, you'll learn proven-effective skills that integrate self-forgiveness with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP), and relational frame theory (RFT). You'll develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance needed to overcome the sense of shame and guilt that's keeping you from a meaningful life. You'll also gain a new perspective on your life's story, empowering you to get in touch with your values and make an ongoing commitment to self-forgiveness.

Forgiving yourself does not mean the pain of the past will go away forever, but it can reduce the burden you've placed on yourself. If you're ready to replace self-blame with self-empowerment and self-reliance, this book will be your guide on a journey toward healing and joy.

About the Author

Grant Dewar, PhD is a Life Educator, work health and safety adviser, and trainer from Adelaide, South Australia. After losing his father to suicide, Dewar embarked on a life journey to seek better responses and solutions to the devastating effects of self-harm on individuals and the community. Work in the community, public service, and later in life as a health professional has helped him to develop, research, and apply his work on self-forgiveness.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Be Present for Your Story
  • Chapter 2 - Try on a Compassionate Lens
  • Chapter 3 - Shift Old Beliefs Through New Perspectives
  • Chapter 4 - Understand What You Truly Value
  • Chapter 5 - Free Yourself from Responses That Poison You
  • Chapter 6 - Encounter Self-Forgiveness and Its Responsibilities
  • Chapter 7 - Build a New Way Forward Based on Self-Forgiveness
  • Chapter 8 - Share What You Have Learned with Others
  • Chapter 9 - Live a Life of Self-Forgiveness


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