People talk about regret more than any other emotion except love. And these days, ever-increasing choice, speed of technology, and social-media shaming have all made us particularly prone to regret. When it spirals into shame, rumination, and intense self-criticism, it can lead to depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and avoidance. By helping clients respond constructively to regret, they’ll be able to leverage it to improve their lives. You’ll discover how to:
Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, the founding director of the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She’s a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and other popular outlets.