As a full-time relationship coach, I can say for sure that the greatest obstacle to helping people learn, heal, grow, and cultivate loving relationships with themselves and others is toxic shame. Hands down.
Shame prevents people from setting boundaries, protecting themselves, asking for help, or stating their needs. It drives negative self-talk, self-abandonment, self-neglect, and self-pity. It’s typically an underlying condition or contributing cause to any relationship problem. So if you desire healthy connection to yourself and others, understanding and healing from toxic shame are absolutely paramount.
Those recovering from substance or process addictions will have to cross swords with shame at some point in order to heal. Same for people recovering from depression, child abuse, abandonment, neglect, sexual assault, domestic violence, codependency, insecure attachment, or just plain old shitty childhoods. Every trauma and its respective trauma response induces shame to some degree.
Therefore, all recovery journeys must necessarily address the issue of shame.
And so I’ve distilled the essential elements of shame recovery into a 3-hour, live Zoom event, jam-packed with practical exercises and resources for doing the WORK of healing from this soul-eating emotion. Get lifetime access to the replay, slides, and materials here. Zero risk. Money-back guarantee, no questions asked.