In this workshop, our expert facilitators, Michael Derby (author of Exploring Shame) and Alison Krusec (educator and trainer) will guide you through a discussion on the origins of shame, its influence on our sense of self, and practical techniques you can use to help people build resilience and self-acceptance.
We will also explore the intersection of shame and vulnerability, learn how to connect even when shame is present, and talk about how we can create respectful and inclusive environments.
Topics we will cover:
- Understanding shame: explore the definition, origins and psychological impact of shame.
- Building shame resilience: develop skills to navigate and integrate shame, including self-compassion, vulnerability, and resilience-building.
- Shame and relationships: reflect on the influence of shame on interpersonal connections, communication and intimacy. Explore strategies for fostering healthy relationships.
- Shame and empathy: understand the role of empathy in addressing shame, both in ourselves and others, and the power of empathetic responses.
- Shame-based behaviours: recognise the connection between shame and self-harming behaviours such as addiction, perfectionism and people-pleasing.
- Shame and empowerment: harness shame as a catalyst for personal transformation, embracing vulnerability and reclaiming one’s power and authenticity.
- Breaking the shame cycle: strategies for breaking free from recurring patterns of shame.
Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your skills and understanding of how to work with shame.
Date: Thurs OCTOBER 19 2023
Time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm