I just shared this post with a follower.. Shame is such a hot potato in our culture and this post is an attempt to explore that issue with references to the work too of shame and vulnerability researcher Brene Brown.
I am half way through Brene Brown`s wonderful book Daring Greatly : How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead. It is resonating with me so deeply and making me so much more aware how defences against shame and vulnerability underlie so many of our challenges in life.
When I got sober in 1993 I was introduced to the work of John Bradshaw. For those of you who dont know John is a recovering alcoholic who was one of the first to address the issue of toxic shame in his book Healing the Shame That Binds You. Some of the most enlightening points in that book concerned so called
religious addiction and
poisonous pedagogy Inherent to both is the idea that who we are is intrinsically flawed and that the only way we can over come this flawed condition is…
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