Updated: Feb 22
Please join Victory For Veterans (VFV) for Warriors For Life (WFL) Sunday edition, with your host Veteran, Mental Health Counselor, and Jungian Psychotherapist PO3 Christopher St. John, as he discusses the understanding of guilt.
Sunday's Topic: "A Psychological Understanding of Guilt."
Guilt can be described as a conflict between the id, ego, and superego. These are concepts from the father of psychology Sigmund Freud. Freud describes the superego as the highly moral part of our subconscious. It is the part of us that fights against injustice and points out wrongs in others. The alter to this persona is the id or the primitive, unrestrained parts of our subconscious. Freud believed that the superego and the id are mediated by the ego, which represents a struggle for mental balance between these polar opposites. The conflict between the superego and the ego could also be associated with our guilt, or the conflicted feelings about one's actions. Whether real or imagined, guilt is actually a feeling of responsibility or remorse for an offense or crime.
Guilt is more likely to be present after the morals of right and wrong have been taught and reinforced. This is when the highly rigid morals of the superego and the logical rationale of the ego are at odds. For example, if you're having a bad morning and you snap at a co-worker, you may feel guilty for using your negative mood against them. Your guilt may want you to apologize or explain yourself because you had no intention to offend them. If not your offense may 'haunt' you or make you feel bad about yourself.
Warriors for Life Group Support Community Service - Sunday, 16 February 2020 at 4:30 PM PT, 5:30 PM MT, 6:30 PM CT, and 7:30 PM ET
Dial in 5-10 minutes early to test your communications!
Veteran, Mental Health Counselor, and Jungian Psychotherapist PO3 Christopher St. John will be your host tonight and is inviting you to a RingCentral meeting.
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Meeting ID: 435-717-4198
PO3 Christopher St. John