EP 58: The Guilt Trap

When was the last time you felt guilty?

Was it yesterday, today, or perhaps even in the past hour?

Feeling guilty, as awful as it might feel in the moment, is a healthy predictable human experience. And surprisingly, it often arises when we’re making positive changes in our life. In this solo episode, Meg Durham explores how guilt differs from shame, why we experience guilt and the subjective nature of guilt.

You’ll hear about how guilt can show up in our life, especially when we’re stuck in the 5 Ps. Most importantly, you’ll walk away from this episode with practical strategies to help you move beyond the guilt trap for better wellbeing in your personal and professional life.

In this conversation we explore:

▫️ Why we experience guilt   

▫️ The subjective nature of guilt

▫️ Practical ways to move beyond guilt

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“Feel guilty and do it anyway.”

Meg Durham

“Our emotions are messengers. They’re not facts. They don’t have to stop us. We can keep going even when it feels uncomfortable.”

Meg Durham

“Feeling guilty is a healthy, normal and predictable human experience.”

Meg Durham

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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