An introduction to shame and shame containment theory

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29th June 2024, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Counsellors and trainees
£40.00 plus booking fee

An Introduction to Shame and Shame Containment Theory, presented by Lisa Etherson, Psychosexual Therapist and PhD Researcher

Introducing a fresh perspective on shame through shame containment theory, this training provides an innovative approach to understanding and working with shame. Through the shame containment theory lens, we provide practical insights into why we have shame from the perspective of attachment and how shame is a vital emotion that is needed for survival.

In this 2 hours training on shame containment theory, we will explore the fundamental five components that constitute the bedrock of this theory:

  • attachment injuries
  • contained shame
  • uncontained shame
  • shame containment strategies
  • re-containment strategies

Through this learning experience, you will gain an understanding of these concepts, enabling you to recognise and navigate the intricate landscape of shame experienced by your clients.

About the speaker

Lisa Etherson is a psychosexual therapist in private practice in the UK. Lisa is also a PhD researcher, exploring shame, relational trauma and compulsive sexual behaviour in adult men. Her interest is in whether our experiences of shame in childhood influence our adult behaviours.

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Note to attendees

The content in this webinar is prepared for information purposes only. The webinar is not designed as a treatment for individuals experiencing a mental health condition. Nothing in this webinar should be viewed as a substitute for professional advice (including without limitation medical advice).

When asking questions during the webinar that may include clinical references, please make sure that client confidentiality is maintained at all times.

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