Workshop: Working with shame
The aetiology, and phenomenology of shame will be explored including defences against shame. For those of us working therapeutically it is helpful to understand our personal shame triggers and responses and how these might impact our work with clients, both adults and children. As Siegel says, we need to put our own life mask on first, before helping others.
We will also consider ways of working with shame, the ‘monster’ that can inhibit lives and relationships.
The workshop will be a mixture of didactic input, exercises and opportunity for case work discussion.
Joanna Hewitt Evans, MA Gestalt Psychotherapist UKCP, EAIP Integrative Psychotherapist is a Supervisor and visiting trainer on psychotherapy training programmes in several countries in Europe. Joanna has has a particular interest in the links between shame, attachment, trauma and affect regulation and how these manifest in the therapeutic relationship.