It Wasn’t Your Fault (and Everything Beverly Engel…Abuse of Every Kind, Self, Survival)

It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion (and Everything Beverly Engel and Surviving Childhood Abuse!) by Beverly Engel, LMFT

This is one of my more recent reads. When dealing with abuse and personality disorders, you have to go back to your childhood. A lot of us do not want to acknowledge events that took place, but it is so important in order for us to function…in order for us to heal.

I’ve include every single Engel book I could find along with every format I could find. Her primary work is on childhood abuse…all types. A lot of her books are for adults who have suffered any type of childhood abuse. They deal with the healing of it and living a better life. I hope you can find what you are looking for here. Me, personally, in regard to my work, I hope to read every one of these books. Surviving and healing from abuse is that important!

[Included Here: Book Edition Links: Paperback and Kindle; CD/Mp3 Links: Audio Book; Teacher/Student Guide Links; Additional Reads Links; Inspirational Gifts Links; and Non-English Book Edition Links.]

About: (Borrowed from Amazon.) Shame is one of the most destructive of human emotions. If you suffered childhood physical or sexual abuse, you may experience such intense feelings of shame that it almost seems to define you as a person. In order to begin healing, it’s important for you to know that it wasn’t your fault.

In this gentle guide, therapist and childhood abuse expert Beverly Engel presents a mindfulness and compassion-based therapeutic approach to help you overcome the debilitating shame that keeps you tied to the past. By following the step-by-step exercises in this book, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the root cause of your shame. And by cultivating compassion toward yourself, you will begin to heal and move past your painful experiences. Recent studies show that trauma survivors, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from abuse, can greatly benefit from incorporating elements of self-compassion into their treatment.

Furthermore, the practice of self-compassion has been shown to decrease PTSD symptoms, including, self-criticism, thought suppression, and rumination. This book is based on the author’s powerful and effective Compassion Cure program. With this book, you will develop the skills needed to finally put a stop the crippling self-blame that keeps you from moving on and being happy. You’ll learn to focus on your strengths, your courage, and your extraordinary ability to survive. Most of all, you’ll learn to replace shame with its counter emotion―pride.

Book Editions:

Paperback

Kindle

CD/Mp3:

Audio Book

Teacher/Student Guides:

The Relationship Audio Tool Kit (Tools for Success) (Audio Book, Abridged) (CD)

The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Therapeutic 7-Step Self-Help Program for Men and Women, Including How to Choose a Therapist and Find a Support Group (Paperback)

Talk To Tara: Beverly Engel talks to Tara on the subjects of four of her best-selling books (Audio Book)

Movies/Documentaries:

Additional Reads:

Beyond the Birds and the Bees (Paperback)

Blessings from the Fall: Turning a Fall from Grace into a New Beginning (Paperback)

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: How to Move Beyond Your Past to Create an Abuse-Free Future (Paperback)

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: How to Move Beyond Your Past to Create an Abuse-Free Future (Kindle)

Divorcing a Parent: Free Yourself from the Past and Live the Life You’ve Always Wanted (Paperback)

Encouragements for the Emotionally Abused Woman: Wisdom and Hope for Women at Any Stage of Emotional Abuse Recovery (Paperback)

Families in Recovery : Healing the Damage of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Paperback)

Families in Recovery: Working Together to Heal the Damage of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Paperback)

Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame (Paperback)

Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame (Audio Book) (MP3, CD)

Honor Your Anger: How Transforming Your Anger Style Can Change Your Life (Paperback)

I’m Saying No!: Standing Up Against Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Pressure (Paperback)

Living with the Legacy of Abuse: How to Make Your Relationship Work When Your Partner is a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Paperback)

Loving Him without Losing You: How to Stop Disappearing and Start Being Yourself (Kindle)

Partners in Recovery (Paperback)

Raising Myself: A Memoir of Neglect, Shame, and Growing Up Too Soon (Paperback)

Raising Your Self-Esteem: How to Feel Better about Your Sexuality and Yourself (Paperback)

Raising Your Sexual Self-Esteem (Paperback)

Sensual Sex: Awakening Your Senses and Deepening the Passion in Your Relationship (Positively Sexual) (Hardcover)

Sensual Sex: Awakening Your Senses and Deepening the Passion in Your Relationship (Positively Sexual) (Kindle)

The Emotionally Abused Woman: Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself (Paperback)

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing (Paperback)

The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome: What to Do If Someone in Your Life Has a Dual Personality – or If You Do (Hardcover)

The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome : What to Do If Someone in Your Life Has a Dual Personality – Or If You Do (Paperback)

The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome: What to Do If Someone in Your Life Has a Dual Personality – or If You Do (Kindle)

The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused and Start Standing Up for Yourself (Hardcover)

The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused and Start Standing Up for Yourself (Paperback)

The Parenthood Decision: Discovering Whether You Are Ready and Willing to Become a Parent (Paperback)

The Parenthood Decision: Discovering Whether You Are Ready and Willing to Become a Parent (Kindle)

The Power of Apology: Healing Steps to Transform All Your Relationships (Paperback)

The Right To Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Hardcover)

The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Paperback)

The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Therapeutic 7-Step Self-Help Program for Men and Women, Including How to Choose a Therapist and Find a Support Group (Paperback)

When Your Partner Has an Addiction: How Compassion Can Transform Your Relationship (and Heal You Both in the Process) (Paperback)

When Your Partner Has an Addiction: How Compassion Can Transform Your Relationship (and Heal You Both in the Process) (Kindle)

Women Circling The Earth: A Guide to Fostering Community, Healing and Empowerment (Paperback)

Inspirational Gifts:

(Accessories) CafePress Believe There is Good Sticker (Rectangle) Rectangle Bumper Sticker Car Decal

(Bedding) Compassion Blanket – Strength Courage Super Soft Warm Hugs Get Well Gift Blanket. (Purple)

(Clothing) All Love Co: Compassion Over Everything Crew Neck

(Home Decor) Compassion, which I would defined as uncondiotional love is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say we are encouraged to love – Anakin Skywalker Quote (Custom Wall Decal Vinyl Sticker 12 X 18”)

(Home Decor) If Your Compassion Does Not Include Yourself It Is Incomplete Buddha Vinyl Wall Art Decal Sticker

(Home Decor) Live your dream Show compassion Follow your heart Create your own happiness enjoy the little things Laugh out loud Make a wish dream big Believe in miracles Embrace every possibility Sing in the rain Fall in Love Today is the day Vinyl wall art Inspirational quotes and saying home decor decal sticker

Non-English Book Editions:

Sex für die Sinne: Lust und Leidenschaft intensiv geniessen (German) (Paperback)

Hito wa naze ayamarenainoka : Jibun mo aite mo shiawase ni nareru shazai no shinrigaku (Japanese) (Paperback)

Amale sin dejar de quererte/ Loving him without loving you: como seguir siendo tu misma dentro de la pareja (mitos) (Spanish) (Paperback)

Kimliksiz Kadinlar (Turkish) (Paperback)