The next two-session course will meet at the Foundational Concepts Brookside Office Friday August 23 2019, 5:00 - 9:00 pm & Saturday August 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration is limited to 12 participants.
This Workshop will provide information about the physiology and thinking/feeling behavior patterns associated with shame as discovered in the research of Dr. Brené Brown, prominent shame researcher. Information regarding shame resilience and vulnerability which are also important concepts in Dr. Brown’s research will also be provided. According to Dr. Brown’s research, shame triggers the sympathetic nervous system in much the same way that trauma does, causing our bodies to tighten and to feel on guard. While trauma treatments can decrease the painful, emotional effects of trauma, frequently shame about those experiences lingers, continuing to trigger the sympathetic nervous system and continuing to be a barrier to emotional recovery.
Learning shame resilience and the skills Dr. Brown teaches in Whole Hearted living are additional, powerful tools in the treatment of trauma and other mental health conditions and emotional experiences that can trigger shame and impair feelings of worthiness and self-confidence. Participants will obtain information through video, discussion and experiential exercises. Participants will be able to:
Describe the functions and physiology of shame based on Brené Brown’s research.
Describe the elements of shame resilience: identifying shame, recognizing the messages underlying shame, reaching out, and speaking about shame.
Employ five strategies to resolve and decrease feelings of shame.
Begin learning about daily practices of Whole Hearted living that can help prevent shame in themselves.
Cost: $200 for the 2 sessions; $15 for the workbook.
Please contact Rose Wigodner at RWigodner@WorthItTherapy.com to express interest, or with any additional questions.