The web of shame in the therapeutic space with Christiane Sanderson
Stratford upon Avon
This one-day training will examine the complex nature of shame, its origins and function. It will distinguish between healthy shame and chronic shame, shame and guilt and its relationship to hubristic and authentic pride. The focus will be on being able to identify not just clients shame but also practitioner shame and how this impacts on the therapeutic relationship and the therapeutic process.
Alongside enhancing awareness of shame in both client and practitioner in the clinical setting, the focus will be on how to release shame and build shame resilience through a range of therapeutic techniques and strategies as well as experiential exercises. Emphasis will be placed on creative, right brain based exercises such as the embodiment of shame, peeling back the masks of shame, use of nesting dolls, and re-apportioning shame as well compassion focused exercises to promote healing, restore authentic pride and build shame resilience.
About Stephanie Hershon
Christiane Sanderson BSc., MSc. is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton. With 26 years’ experience working with survivors of child sexual abuse, sexual violence, complex trauma and domestic abuse she has delivered consultancy, CPD and professional training for a wide range of sectors, charities and mental health teams.