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The Web of Shame in the Theraputic Space - Christiane Sanderson
Christiane Sanderson
Date: Saturday 20th January 2018, 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: St George’s Hall, 206 Andover Road, Newbury RG14 6NU

Shame is like a virus that infects the soul and yet remains largely hidden. As a social emotion, shame regulates social behaviour and is often shrouded in secrecy and silence. This seminar will explore:

  • the complex nature of shame
  • its origins and functions
  • how it differs from guilt
  • the difference between healthy and chronic shame
  • the relationship between shame and hubristic and authentic pride
  • the various defences against shame such as withdrawal, attacking self or others, and avoidance
  • how chronic shame is linked to self-harm, addictions, repugnant obsessions, perfectionism, narcissism, grandiosity, rage and violence

We will discuss how chronic shame has a long-lasting toxic and crippling effect on individuals, particularly those who carry the burden of intergenerational shame, those from shame-prone families, or those who have histories of abandonment, neglect or abuse. There will also be a focus on identifying not just clients’ shame but also practitioner shame and how this impacts on the therapeutic relationship and process, particularly with reference to minimising the risk of re-shaming our clients. Through therapeutic techniques and experiential exercises, you will understand how shame can be released and how shame-resilience can be built. Emphasis will be placed on creative, right brain based exercises such as the embodiment of shame, unpeeling the masks of shame, use of nesting dolls, and re-apportioning shame as well compassion focused exercises to promote healing and the restoration of authentic pride.

Christiane Sanderson BSc MSc is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton. With 28 years’ experience working in child sexual abuse, interpersonal trauma and domestic abuse, she has run consultancy and training for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, solicitors, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Committee, the Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Police Service, the NSPCC and the Refugee Council.  She is the author of many books on shame, trauma and childhood sexual abuse, including Counselling Skills for Working with Shame (JKP 2015).

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This seminar will be suitable for all talking therapists and related health professionals (incl those in training).
Tickets: £95, Early Bird booking before Jan 5th 2018 - £85
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Includes parking & refreshments but not lunch. CPD certificates and handouts will be supplied.
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Tea, coffee and water will be available at the seminar but lunch is not provided.

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