Brené Brown, renowned author, educator, and speaker on trauma and shame defines shame as an:
“Intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.”
At The Bridge to Recovery, we love this definition. We believe that shame defined in this manner is at the root of pain caused by our trauma. Until we let go of unwanted shame, we stay in a state of emotional and mental unbalance.
Clients attending The Bridge to Recovery spend a tremendous amount of time on shame reduction work. We approach this in several ways:
“It’s Not My Shame”
This is a common phrase we use at The Bridge to Recovery. Toxic shame is never helpful.
Nearly every modality and exercise we use at The Bridge to help our clients heal from their trauma chips away little-by-little at this shame monster.
We work in great detail with our clients to understand that shame was given to us by others, who had shame given to them by others – and so on. Understanding this allows us to do the experiential work necessary to let go of the shame holding us in its grips.
If you would like to learn more about our program or if we may be a good fit for you, a loved one, or a client, we invite you to reach out to us today. Do not let shame continue to ravage your emotional health.
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“ Honestly the Bridge taught me something I already knew but had to remember. I am so damn special, valid, and important. Everyone in my life saw it, but me. The Bridge just showed me how to look in the mirror to see for myself. ”
- Jewel, Alumnus