Understanding Shame and Building Shame Resilience
Give yourself the opportunity to understand the emotion of shame and build solid shame resilience skills. This discussion may change the course of your life – it really is that important.
Shame is a universal human emotion. Everyone has it, but as a culture we don’t talk about it very much. People try to hide their shame. We tend to think we are the only one who has it, and we think there is somehow something wrong with us – that we are broken or defective. When we hide it our shame grows. On the other hand, when we learn how to recognize when we are having a “shame flash” and we develop skills to help ourselves process that experience in new ways, we can get rid of the reservoir of shame that we have been carrying around for years. We can also learn to identify and deflect the shaming messages in our culture, families, workplaces, and community-based organizations. We may even decide to use our voice and try to make our communities more shame resilient as well. Come join us for this 8 week series based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown.
You can join the conversation in person, or participate in the group process on-line via Zoom.
Lisa Laughman, LMSW, ACSW, Consultant, Emotional Wellness Program