Connie Dawson Ph.D. Helps Readers Shed Their Shame

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Author presents new rules to live by in ‘Life Beyond Shame: Rewriting the Rules’

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Author Connie Dawson Ph.D. takes on what she calls the “Old Rules,” which she says cast a shadow of undeserved shame on most of us, rules that have been inadvertently passed, without examination, from generation to generation by our : families. Dawson’s “Life Beyond Shame: Rewriting the Rules” (published by Balboa Press) is a call-to-action and a guide to help readers cast off these shame-based regulations and adopt “New Rules” that will lead to healthier self-concepts and interactions.

“The rules in question govern the way in which we have relationships. The rules are implicit. They aren’t posted, yet for the most part, we unknowingly march to their tune. Taking the set of 7 rules out of the closet and putting them on the refrigerator makes them known and available to change,” Dawson explains.

The book is presented in an easy-to-read format, taking a pragmatic approach to present its case: Dawson provides stories, examples and suggested methods to move away from the “Old Rules” to the “New Rules,” and demonstrates how to implement these changes into daily life.

Through her book, Dawson hopes to help “readers wake up to what has guided their behavior and realize they can make other choices if they want to be happier and lead more authentic lives.”

“Life Beyond Shame: Rewriting the Rules”
By Connie Dawson Ph.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781504344623
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781504344609
E-Book | 274 pages | ISBN 9781504344616
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
After a variety of experiences as an educator, attachment therapist, mother, grandmother and author, Connie Dawson Ph.D. remains fascinated by the mechanisms of humiliation we’ve come to regard as normal. Her point of view is anchored in recognizing and changing her own legacy of shame. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington. More information is available at

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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