Stop Running Away
Confront the Guilt, Regret and Remorse That Haunt You
by Timothy M. Wise, M.A., L.P.C.C.
Each of us has made mistakes, and each of us has regrets, but when those errors interfere with finding happiness in the present, we are stuck in a time warp.
In Stop Running Away, Timothy Wise shows how to deal with the regret and guilt that come with having done something wrong. Our mistakes create skeletons that stay locked inside our consciousness and haunt us until we are capable of dealing with them and easing the anguish they caused. Twelve turnaround strategies show sufferers how to come to grips with their past. These include: Admitting the Reason for a Skeleton's Existence; Judge Without a Grudge; Accepting the Two Parts of Responsibility; Positive Messages and the Friendly Embrace.
This practical, insightful and healing guide shows the reader how to overcome guilt associated with the past. The skeletons may not disappear, but we can integrate our guilt and move beyond it, preventing the same errors from being made again. Stop Running Away provides compassionate, practical advice and tools to accept our mistakes. We can learn to overcome regrets, remorse and guilt, and ultimately find happiness despite our past transgressions. By working directly and indirectly with bad memories, accepting our past mistakes and moving on in healthy and productive ways, we can finally stop running away from the past that haunts us.
Timothy M. Wise, M.A., L.P.C.C. received his Master's in Counseling and a Bachelor of Theology in 1988 from Athenaeum of Ohio. He was ordained as a priest, but left the ministry in 1994 to pursue counseling full time. He is currently employed at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio as an outpatient therapist working with sexually and domestically violent offenders.
A New Horizon Press Release
5 ½ x 8 ¼, 224 pages
LC # 2004108077, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-252-7 (pb), $14.95