Month: September 2018


I wrote about “shame triggers,” recently (September 19th ). I had an experience earlier this week that provoked a common shame trigger for me: I was rejected. I had been in conversation with a board member of a prominent treatment facility in order to bring my particular approach to shame to patients, staff and families. …

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Shame Triggers

Remember: shame is a feeling we have that we are not quite good enough, that we don’t measure up, we can’t please so-and-so, we don’t deserve our accomplishments. Shame happens when we consciously or unconsciously put ourselves into a “one up/one down” position. We compare ourselves (on anything) to another person or situation, putting ourselves …

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