Being ashamed of something you have done is a powerful emotion. It is very easy to fall into a cycle of blame, guilt, low self-esteem and defensiveness, which can be destructive to happiness and relationships. In this helpbook, Windy Dryden suggests techniques for coping with shame. She aims to show people how to break out of the cycle and find a positive way forward. She takes a practical approach to real-life problems, and provides case-histories to show the solutions at work.