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Whether we call it the inner critic, superego, or just plain nag, most of us have a "judge within" who's constantly on our case. A comprehensive guide to understanding how the inner critic works, this book offers practical, positive suggestions for breaking free of it. Using straightforward language and examples from everyday life, Byron Brown shows:    •  Where the inner Whether we call it the inner critic, superego, or just plain nag, most of us have a "judge within" who's constantly on our case. A comprehensive guide to understanding how the inner critic works, this book offers practical, positive suggestions for breaking free of it. Using straightforward language and examples from everyday life, Byron Brown shows:    •  Where the inner judge came from    •  How it operates    •  Why it trips us up    •  Why we believe we need it    •  How to develop awareness of it    •  How to disengage from it    •  The "soul qualities" we can develop to weaken its influence Each chapter begins with an episode of the "Frank and Sue story," dramatically illustrating how the inner critic works; each chapter ends with a simple exercise designed to help the reader move along the path of self-discovery.


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Whether we call it the inner critic, superego, or just plain nag, most of us have a "judge within" who's constantly on our case. A comprehensive guide to understanding how the inner critic works, this book offers practical, positive suggestions for breaking free of it. Using straightforward language and examples from everyday life, Byron Brown shows:    •  Where the inner Whether we call it the inner critic, superego, or just plain nag, most of us have a "judge within" who's constantly on our case. A comprehensive guide to understanding how the inner critic works, this book offers practical, positive suggestions for breaking free of it. Using straightforward language and examples from everyday life, Byron Brown shows:    •  Where the inner judge came from    •  How it operates    •  Why it trips us up    •  Why we believe we need it    •  How to develop awareness of it    •  How to disengage from it    •  The "soul qualities" we can develop to weaken its influence Each chapter begins with an episode of the "Frank and Sue story," dramatically illustrating how the inner critic works; each chapter ends with a simple exercise designed to help the reader move along the path of self-discovery.

30 review for Soul Without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    Helpful. I preferred Hal Stone's "Embracing Your Inner Critic" for two reasons: 1) Brown works too hard to sell the reader on his own brand of spirituality and speaks in vague, esoteric language some of the time. Stone is more down to earth and leaves off the baggage of "the diamond approach" or whatever it was. 2) in the end, Stone has a more holistic, less adversarial vision for handling the critic (subverting and utilizing through "embracing" rather than overcoming) that I think is both more Helpful. I preferred Hal Stone's "Embracing Your Inner Critic" for two reasons: 1) Brown works too hard to sell the reader on his own brand of spirituality and speaks in vague, esoteric language some of the time. Stone is more down to earth and leaves off the baggage of "the diamond approach" or whatever it was. 2) in the end, Stone has a more holistic, less adversarial vision for handling the critic (subverting and utilizing through "embracing" rather than overcoming) that I think is both more empowering and more realistic.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Clare

    When the student is ready the teacher is revealed. I came across this book at a floatation centre and I couldn't put it down. So I bought a copy. I was currently doing an inner bonding course with Dr Margaret Paul and this book was perfectly aligned with her teachings. For truth seekers. For those wishing to come home to their true nature. When the student is ready the teacher is revealed. I came across this book at a floatation centre and I couldn't put it down. So I bought a copy. I was currently doing an inner bonding course with Dr Margaret Paul and this book was perfectly aligned with her teachings. For truth seekers. For those wishing to come home to their true nature.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Connie Howell

    A clear and detailed book about how our inner judge prevents us from living in awareness and presence. This is a book to work with not just read and gives examples of how the judge dominates our thinking thus affecting every aspect of life. This is a book I will re read many times I think.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    Self judgment really has held me back. This book provided me with insight that has helped me understand how to really work on those issues and break the cycle. And it's working. The book was loaned to me and the person said 'give it a try'. I don't buy these books. Picked it up weeks later and started reading the chapter on 'The Judge'. It clearly explained where all this crap started, without the use of Ego and Super Ego terms. Note I didn't start at the beginning so I had no idea it was associate Self judgment really has held me back. This book provided me with insight that has helped me understand how to really work on those issues and break the cycle. And it's working. The book was loaned to me and the person said 'give it a try'. I don't buy these books. Picked it up weeks later and started reading the chapter on 'The Judge'. It clearly explained where all this crap started, without the use of Ego and Super Ego terms. Note I didn't start at the beginning so I had no idea it was associated with the Diamond Heart work. Aah, I might check into it now, thanks to the reviewer who slammed it. Hippy/New Age writing, not in the chapters I read. This book is written for the 'lay' person, not a therapist or self-help want-to-be therapist.

  5. 5 out of 5

    A'ishah Amatullah

    I found this book via Pete Walker's recommendation in Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, and it has been one of the most helpful books I've read on addressing the inner critic (and I've read a number). Brown talks mainly about the inner critic and less so about the outer critic, but it's easy to make connections there. Great insight on the development and usual patterns of the inner critic, as well as good exercises on how to disrupt it (and Brown's primary method works well with Walker's I found this book via Pete Walker's recommendation in Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, and it has been one of the most helpful books I've read on addressing the inner critic (and I've read a number). Brown talks mainly about the inner critic and less so about the outer critic, but it's easy to make connections there. Great insight on the development and usual patterns of the inner critic, as well as good exercises on how to disrupt it (and Brown's primary method works well with Walker's steps for dealing with emotional flashbacks). I borrowed it from the library and loved it so much that I got my own copy.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Karen Quinn

    Most valuable section for me was on anger. The "unfolding day" was a good aid for applying the learning. Most valuable section for me was on anger. The "unfolding day" was a good aid for applying the learning.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Joshua Key

    If you are hard or critical of yourself, get this book. It's the best book I know about dealing with the superego, and how to treat ourselves and other people with respect, and why we fail to do so. If you are hard or critical of yourself, get this book. It's the best book I know about dealing with the superego, and how to treat ourselves and other people with respect, and why we fail to do so.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Christine Diamond

    Powerful tool to help me view my inner truth and disengage from judgements.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tom Cornille

    Seems like I don't have enough shame left in me to truly benefit from this book :) Seems like I don't have enough shame left in me to truly benefit from this book :)

  10. 5 out of 5

    glutenfree killjoy

    an utterly essential resource.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janet Bbgr

    The first half of the book I found really interesting and useful. I lost my attention regularly during the last few chapters. There was a lot of repeating the same info.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    A clear, accessible and guided approach to recognizing and defending against that inner critic, or judge or super ego.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This book is a bit repetitive and could have been condensed to half it's size. Though the author makes some excellent points and this is a book that helps us look deeply at our own thought patterns. This book is a bit repetitive and could have been condensed to half it's size. Though the author makes some excellent points and this is a book that helps us look deeply at our own thought patterns.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Sometimes a little wordy, but ultimately delivers a useful and infinitely relatable set of truths and tools.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bethany Gill

    I found this quite difficult to get through. I understand it’s points but it really drags them out. I felt myself skipping through the majority of chapters towards the end.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    This book is profoundly life changing (no exaggeration). It's so dense that it took me a while to read it. And if it wasn't for the psycho-spiritual work I've been doing for 5 1/2 years (in the same school that this author is from) it would have been much more difficult to grasp. One of the teachers in my school recommended it almost 5 years ago based on some of my comments while doing the work. I think I was afraid to read it-afraid that I was too enmeshed with the inner critic to be affected b This book is profoundly life changing (no exaggeration). It's so dense that it took me a while to read it. And if it wasn't for the psycho-spiritual work I've been doing for 5 1/2 years (in the same school that this author is from) it would have been much more difficult to grasp. One of the teachers in my school recommended it almost 5 years ago based on some of my comments while doing the work. I think I was afraid to read it-afraid that I was too enmeshed with the inner critic to be affected by it. But, this is definitely enhancing my work and vice-versa. The book doesn't do the work but it has enhanced and cultivated my awareness and helped me understand aspects of the inner critic that I didn't have a handle on. This book will be a close-at-hand reference for me for many years. It's a long journey.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bucket

    Gives good, concrete suggestions for how to deal with that nagging voice in your head that tells you you suck. Has the usual trip-ups of the self help genre (weird, special vocabulary words, waaaay too many examples, etc.), but outside of that it's by far the best book on the subject I've read. Full disclosure: I took this at a pace somewhere between a read and a skim, as I do almost all nonfiction. I suggest you do the same for maximum enjoyment and minimal annoyance. Gives good, concrete suggestions for how to deal with that nagging voice in your head that tells you you suck. Has the usual trip-ups of the self help genre (weird, special vocabulary words, waaaay too many examples, etc.), but outside of that it's by far the best book on the subject I've read. Full disclosure: I took this at a pace somewhere between a read and a skim, as I do almost all nonfiction. I suggest you do the same for maximum enjoyment and minimal annoyance.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Helena

    It was hard for me, but if you can ignore the obnoxious hippie/new age language in this book it is worth it. If there is something similar written in a different style please let me know. Little things. I prefer "inner critic" to "judge". This book declares itself to be a dense read in a way it is not. Your millage may vary on how quickly you need to digest what you read, but the reading itself is watered down for housewives style. It was hard for me, but if you can ignore the obnoxious hippie/new age language in this book it is worth it. If there is something similar written in a different style please let me know. Little things. I prefer "inner critic" to "judge". This book declares itself to be a dense read in a way it is not. Your millage may vary on how quickly you need to digest what you read, but the reading itself is watered down for housewives style.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Joanne

    This is a must-have book for me! Again, one of those that bears reading over and over as a refresher! It serves as "A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within" - (superego stuff!) This book is used in A. H. Almaas' Diamond Heart work, of which my psychotherapist is a certified instructor in Houston. This is a must-have book for me! Again, one of those that bears reading over and over as a refresher! It serves as "A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within" - (superego stuff!) This book is used in A. H. Almaas' Diamond Heart work, of which my psychotherapist is a certified instructor in Houston.

  20. 5 out of 5

    LemontreeLime

    This had a lot of good advice, but delivered it in an odd philosophical way. I also do not agree with the use of aggression to disarm the inner critic. It just seemed to me to exacerbate the problem, not soothe it. Spontaneity as a useful tool - yes, but verbal abuse is how we got in this situation in the first place, why in the world encourage more of such behavior inside your head?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Peter

    This is a spirituality-based book on the subject of dealing with the nagging critic within. However, those who don't have a spiritual bent and want to read on the subject will still find it enlightening. This is a spirituality-based book on the subject of dealing with the nagging critic within. However, those who don't have a spiritual bent and want to read on the subject will still find it enlightening.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Eda Keskin

    Actually it is a very useful book to explore how we judge ourselves all the time. But i think it is too long. It repeats similar thoughts and exercises again and again.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Amazing book! Yoga is about quieting the mind...so is this book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Krissa Lebacqz

    Yes, its self-help but it was really helpful.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Hyland

    This is one fabulous book. It gets rid of the judge that is always telling us we're not doing what we should. Highly recommended. This is one fabulous book. It gets rid of the judge that is always telling us we're not doing what we should. Highly recommended.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lucian Chipuc

    It offered me nice coaching perspectives.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Carol Schindler

    Great book. I think everyone could benefit from reading it.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    Digging it. Getting through the Diamond Heart basics of true nature and reality. I never feel full though. Looking forward to the rest.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lee Zulman

    How prevalent criticism is in our culture - and how toxic

  30. 4 out of 5

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