Crucial Steps For Healing Toxic Shame

The healing of toxic shame is a process consisting of many small steps. Because shame can develop in many different areas the healing process is equally complex and multi layered. Some of these steps we can only take when accompanied by a supportive person like an experienced therapist. The reason for this is that ...

Acknowledging Your Needs

Needs play a central role in the context of shame. Non-fulfilled or seemingly unreachable needs can make us withdraw, and their ongoing nonfulfillment can create chronic (or toxic) shame. How difficult it can be to come back out of hiding is part of my own story. If we are affected by chronic shame, we ...

The Most Important Antidote To Shame

When it comes to shame, there are many things we can talk about. But one insight in particular is worth sharing, because it has turned out to be the most important one. The best and safest antidote to shame is connection. But what exactly do I mean by that? And how can we reach ...

What Is Shame And How Does It Work?

What Is Shame And How Does It Work? Shame is probably our most painful and hidden emotion, but it has an important function. It activates when our personal sphere is breached, private things become unvoluntarily visible, when we feel judged or believe to have failed other people┬┤s expectations. In its linguistic root, shame ...

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