Shame in the therapy hour
Trainer: Christiane Sanderson
Shame is like a virus that infects the soul and yet remains largely hidden. As a social emotion shame can have crippling effects on individuals, in particular those that have experienced prolonged and systematic complex trauma, such as in childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse.
This training day will examine the nature and complex dynamics of shame and its impact and long term effects and how it manifests in the therapy hour. It will identify the various faces of shame and how it manifests in both counsellor and client, and its role in attacks on self and others.
Through experiential exercises counsellors will be able to explore how their own shame can help and hinder the discharge of shame in clients and familiarise themselves with a range of therapeutic strategies and techniques that facilitate the release of shame to promote healing.
For more information and to book a place, please visit our website: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/shame-therapy-hour-2/
About the host
Christiane Sanderson is a renown expert on childhood sexual abuse and has written many books on the subject. Her book Counselling Skills for Working with Shame, was published by Jessica Kingsley in August 2015.