In this episode of Overcoming Emotional Overeating podcast, Wendi talks about the difference between shame and guilt, the shame cycle and how can you manage them.
Difference between guilt and shame.
Guilt is a feeling of responsibility or remorse for an offense, crime or wrongdoing.
The reality is when we do a behavior that is not what we want. Recognizing that forgiveness is really the only option and learning to forgive yourself and then let things go is imperative.
Shame basically is a feeling of inferiority. It involves a perception of oneself as a failure. Or feeling unacceptable to others.
Start by recognizing the distinct difference between guilt and shame. And then recognize which one you weaponize if you weaponize any. And then how in fact, that could be helping or hindering you.
That’s how you get underneath behavior patterns with food. And it can help make you free from this aspect of your life forever.