Shame and the Dilemma of Human Destructiveness

Authors

  • Scott Baum

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30820/0743-4804-2019-29-DE-23

Keywords:

shame, human destructiveness, neurotic guilt, bioenergetic analysis

Abstract

This article examines the phenomenon of shame and related states from clinical and theoretical perspectives within Bioenergetic Analysis. Links are made to the general problem of human destructiveness and to the specific ways that shame is used destructively in relationships and families. The author’s personal struggle is used to illuminate one approach to living the reality of destructive shame.

Author Biography

Scott Baum

Scott Baum, PhD, ABPP, is a member of the IIBA Faculty and a clinical psychologist living and practicing in New York City, USA.
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Published

2019-04-01

How to Cite

Baum, S. (2019). Shame and the Dilemma of Human Destructiveness. Bioenergetic Analysis, 29(1-DE), 23–40. https://doi.org/10.30820/0743-4804-2019-29-DE-23

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Section

Articles