Shame: a painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace

I think of shame as an unclean emotion. It’s laden with ideas of unworthiness and inferiority that are separate from the root emotions. These ideas attached to emotions, make shame extra tricky to sort out.  Pure emotions without the baggage are much easier to deal with, process and integrate. It’s worth thinking about shame and how we experience it.

So some food for thought:

He mentions and refers you to Brené Brown at the end of the video. I have two posts that have her videos on Beyond Meds. The videos are both excellent:

●  We numb vulnerability

●  Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior

Books by Brené Brown:

●  The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

●  Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

●  I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough”

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