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Embrace Your Confidence and Eliminate the Toxic Shame Workshop

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Hypnotherapy HQ presents – “Embrace Your Confidence and Eliminate the Toxic Shame“ Workshop – May 2018 Facilitated by Lawrence Akers and Joe Busuttil. “I’m just not good enough.” “Nobody will find me loveable.” “I don’t have the intelligence to do that job.” How often do we find ourselves sitting with messages that we believe about ourselves that hold us back from the things that we might want to do? Holding us back with a belief that we’re inferior to others because of how we look, our education, our size, our race, our sexual orientation… From the moment we are born, we begin to form beliefs about who we are and our place in the world. We ‘learn’ from those around us the things that we choose to believe about ourselves. We learn from our parents, our peers, our school, our religion and our culture/society. When we believe we are inferior in any way, this belief about who we are can often form into a ‘shame message’. It can become that automatic thought that forms part of our reality about the world and our place within it. What is shame? Shame is that uncomfortable feeling that we are not enough in…

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Book Review: ‘Daring Greatly’

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Book Review ‘Daring Greatly – How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.’ Brene Brown Over the past year, I have spent a lot of time researching the topic of shame and vulnerability. It is a curious topic; the more I dig beneath the surface, the more I become completely fascinated and consumed by it and the more I recognize it every day in day to day situations. It was also one of the reasons why I had my own new year’s resolution around being more authentic in my day to day transactions, which would mean digging deep into my personal values and then living by them, no matter what kind of confrontation or awkwardness it may present. I can assure you now, it is harder than it sounds and it can often take a lot of courage to live authentically. I readily admit, there are times where I simply fail. Shame and vulnerability ‘Daring Greatly’ is a book that really delves into the topics of shame and vulnerability. It is a book so full of ‘aha’ moments that you could read it now, feel inspired, read it again in 12 months and…

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Book Review: Healing The Shame That Binds You

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Book Review: Healing The Shame That Binds You John Bradshaw Shame is such a fascinating topic. Often described as ‘the master emotion’, shame is frequently misunderstood while often remaining the source of many mental health issues that exist out there. In modern day conversation, shame can often be used to describe ‘something’ that a person(s) is missing out on. For example, if I was to say a sentence like ‘it is a shame that Bob couldn’t join us today’, we can ascertain that either Bob or ourselves (or both) are being deprived of something although even in this context, we still have no clear definition of what ‘shame’ actually is. ‘Healing The Shame That Binds You’ is a wonderful guide in first understanding what shame is along with how shame can actually be both beneficial and toxic depending on how we choose to action that shame felt. Bradshaw is capable of writing in a way that is both engaging without feeling too ‘simple’. His writing clearly shows that he has thoroughly researched the topic, often drawing in citations from clinical research as well as examples from his own years of clinical therapeutic experience. In this way, we tend to feel…

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What Is Shame (Really)?

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What Is Shame… Really. Have you ever had a secret? One that you felt was so bad that, if discovered by others, you would fear that they would no longer want to associate with you? And so you just kept it quiet, carrying that secret around with you as your ‘dark little secret’. Or have you ever felt that you were simply not good enough? Perhaps just waiting to be discovered as the fake that you tell yourself that you are? Have you ever felt so different from others that it just played on your mind? You played along with the situation, hoping that you could assimilate in but deep down, you knew that you were just playing along so that you could fit in? Or perhaps you felt you were being judged by others and simply not living up to their expectations? Your mother always telling you that you’re doing it wrong and ‘why can’t you be just like your older brother who has it all together?’ If any of the above sounds like a situation you’ve found yourself in, then you may be dealing with shame. Defining Shame The word shame has been used in so many different…

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