Date: 5/15/2018, 9:30 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Family Paths, Inc.
Shame is the feeling that we are flawed or worthless and unworthy of being loved. When someone is in shame, they have great difficulty feeling loved. This workshop is designed to help therapists and other helping professionals, help families to understand and heal the shame which is so prevalent and can disrupt family harmony. You will become aware of shame as both a primary emotion and a freeze state, which has a profound effect on personal development and relationship success, and which has been neglected in most psychotherapy. You will learn that shame cannot be worked with in the same way as the other primary emotions and that special care needs to be taken to work with shame in specific ways. This workshop will provide supportive counter-shaming concepts and exercises for those working with children, teens and families who have been involved in the foster care system.