The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space
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The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space

Christiane Sanderson explores more creative ways of working with shame to help clients break the silence and secrecy of shame and build shame resilience through authentic pride.

New Venue
Holiday Inn – Jesmond

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Early Bird Offer expires 15th March 2021

Limited places available due to maximum number of 30 delegates
(Social distancing measures in place)

Shame is like a virus that infects the soul and yet remains largely hidden.  As a social emotion, shame regulates social behaviour and is often shrouded in secrecy and silence.   We will explore when healthy shame can become chronic, or toxic and its crippling effect on individuals, in particular those that carry the burden of intergenerational shame and are raised in shame prone families, or who have histories of abandonment, prolonged or systematic emotional, physical or sexual abuse, neglect or exposure to domestic violence.

This workshop will examine the complex nature of shame, its origins and function. It will distinguish between healthy shame and chronic shame, shame and guilt and its relationship to hubristic and authentic pride.  It will explore the impact of chronic shame and long term effects, and identify the various defences against shame such as withdrawal, attacking self, avoidance and attacking others and their link to self-harm, addictions, repugnant obsessions, perfectionism, narcissism, grandiosity, rage and violence. 

The focus will be on being able to identify not just clients shame but also practitioner shame and how this impacts on the therapeutic relationship and the therapeutic process.   Awareness of practitioner shame and their defences against shame is critical in being able to work through shame and minimise the risk of re-shaming clients.

Alongside enhancing awareness of shame in both client and practitioner in the clinical setting, the focus will be on how to release shame and build shame resilience through a range of therapeutic techniques and strategies as well as experiential exercises.  Emphasis will be placed on creative, right brain based exercises such as the embodiment of shame, unpeeling the masks of shame, use of nesting dolls, and re-apportioning shame as well compassion focused exercises to promote healing, restore authentic pride and build shame resilience.

This workshop is facilitated by Christiane Sanderson and provides 6 hours of CPD.

New Training Venue:

Holiday Inn Newcastle – Jesmond
Jesmond Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE2 1 PR

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Covid-19 – The training will take place in a large room with a minimum of 1 metre distance between delegates.    The Holiday Inn Jesmond has implemented a number of measures to safeguard the wellbeing of guests and colleagues including deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants, and enhanced procedures, which may include: face covering requirements, various ways to reduce contact throughout the hotel, social distancing measures within public spaces and procedures based on local authorities’ guidance and/or advice.

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Holiday Inn – Jesmond
Holiday Inn - Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1PR United Kingdom

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