Overcoming Shame

Hello, and welcome to this event page! As a new visitor, you may be asking yourself some questions: why is the topic of shame so important to talk about? And what are the benefits of hosting a public presentation about overcoming shame? For answers to these questions, you are encouraged to watch the following video:

 

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Presentation Summary

Have you ever wondered what underlies many of our deepest interpersonal and mental health struggles?

The answer, in a nutshell, is shame.  Shame is part of the air we breathe and the culture we live in, but no one really wants to talk about it, and so it rarely gets addressed.  In this presentation, I break through the silence and talk openly about pathways through shame that transform relationships to oneself and others. This presentation teaches you how to construct and implement a recovery strategy from the toxic effects of false shame, freeing you to feel more known and loved.

Presentation Outline

Using videos, discussion, and cutting edge research, I explain that overcoming shame involves 4 keys steps:

FirstStepImage11. Identifying Shame–  learning what shame is, its relation to guilt, and the common themes associated with people who struggle with shame.

2. Finding Causes – understanding the origins of shame and how it perpetuates itself through cycles of relating.

3. Facing Shame – setting up a healthy support network and regulating difficult emotions during the process of recovery.

4. Healing Shame – transforming the way you see yourself and seeking out healthy families that affirm your inherent worth.

Target Audience

This presentation is ideal for any organization or community group that values interpersonal relationships and personal growth as part of its vision for success. The presentation material can be easily adapted for

  • Conference gatherings
  • Church members, staff and volunteer leaders
  • University campus groups
  • High school youth (e.g. assemblies)

Possible formats

This presentation can be delivered as one talk, a half-day seminar, or a two-talk series on separate days. The ideal length for one talk is 120 minutes, which includes breaks and group discussions for audience participants, but the presentation can be shortened or lengthened to meet the specific needs of your audience.

Intended Outcomes

  • Participants will be persuaded that healing from shame leads to (1) greater intimacy in relationships, (2) improvements in communication, and (3) a more peaceful, accepting attitude toward oneself and others.
  • Participants will learn how to implement a recovery strategy for healing shame which is based on cutting-edge research.
  • Participants will feel more hopeful about the prospects of recovery and realize that they are not alone.

Topic Authority

  • Five years of studying research-based interventions for healing shame. Sources include academic books, peer reviewed journals, and psycho-educational curriculum.
  • Four years of professional teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience at L’Abri Fellowship International – a study center located in Switzerland. Provided consistent, interactive learning experiences to students from over 20 countries by facilitating 280 group discussions. Directed students to published resources and practical tools for overcoming personal struggles related to shame, perfectionism, forgiveness, and identity.
  • Post-graduate career counselling training in strengths-based and hope-based interventions. These approaches enable clients to overcome the shame and stigma related to their perceptions of unemployment.

The Benefits of Facing Shame

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Next Steps

If you are interested in hosting an Overcoming Shame speaking event within your organization or community group, please contact me here. I’d be happy to discuss some next steps with you.

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