Debilitating and complex, shame is among the most destructive of human emotions. Depression, violence, anxiety – it emerges in a variety of ways that are profoundly damaging to your clients’ lives and the lives of those around them.
Working with clients experiencing unhealthy shame presents you with a formidable therapeutic challenge. How do you effectively manage something that hides in the shadows…that by its very nature is so excruciating that it pushes people toward avoidance? How do you heal something that lurks behind masks of anger and defensiveness? How do you break through to suffering individuals who’ve spent a lifetime viewing themselves as wrong, unlovable, and unworthy of getting better?
Stop letting shame derail the therapeutic process and transform how you work with shame-driven clients.
Help your clients end avoidance, face their shame, and rewrite their story of dysfunctional self-worth and condemnation into one of compassionate acceptance.
Key benefits you’ll learn:
Teach clients to manage shame without resorting to destructive measures.
Reduce judgmental thoughts and reactivity with mindfulness.
Cultivate secure self-attachment with somatic approaches.
Discover how shame complicates trauma treatment and how addressing shame can help you expedite recovery.
Build resiliency to shame with interventions based on empathy, forgiveness, and compassion.