Episode 4 Part 1
Shame as part of the currency of the family. When parents love a version that is not really her, that is shame inducing. We may walk through the door of our parent’s home as a child, not as an adult. I have heard of ‘physician heal thyself’ but I haven’t heard of ‘psychotherapist heal thy family’.
Episode 4 Part 2
How to react to presents you don’t like. Rules and Christmas rituals in different families. Passing the shame on. The sadness of not being seen. Puberty as a threat to the parents. Words around shame that people can accept more readily: degraded, diminished, demeaned, disrespected.
Episode 4 Part 3
How the family history affects our predisposition to shame. Different tribes, prejudices, and values. The 80:20 rule. That 80% of the time when you are angry you are responding to something historical not something in the present. Mis-attunement.
Episode 4 Part 4
The gender divide. We flip into anger or tears instead of feeling shame. Chores: he likes to rest and then do chores, she liked to do chores and then rest. I make a request, he hears it as a demand. Demand anxiety. When you are consciousness you are triggered you can acknowledge it. Learning how to communicate with your partner in a way that your partner can take on board.
Episode 4 Part 5
Humour as an antidote to shame. No longer making negative assumptions about his behaviour. Asking someone to change and when they do, losing respect for them. Respecting that we are different. The romantic notion that we are one, means ‘we have to be me!’ Shyness as a way into shame. A parent who sees in a way that penetrates and strips you. Shame invoked by a lack of privacy. Shyness shuts down spontaneity. Being exposed. The artists dilemma. Celebrity shamelessness.
Episode 4 Part 6
We are the only one who determines our own self worth. Even if you don’t believe it, you still are worthy and valuable. Examples of how to appreciate and bless. New relationships. When do I tell someone about this shameful part of my history. Telling too much too soon. Shame by association.
Episode 4 Part 7
The shame of ageing. Feeling like too much for your partner. Being less able as we age. Shame rules that operate in dysfunctional families. Secrecy, Perfectionism. Blame.
Episode 4 Part 8
Virginia Satir and the 5 Freedoms. Don’t talk. Don't make mistakes. Shame passed down the generations. Don’t say sorry. Don’t trust.
Episode 4 Part 9
Shame bound families are poor at manging conflict. A genuine heartfelt apology can often dissipate tension. Compliments can trigger shame. Poem “Two ways of looking at the world.”
Episode 4 Part 10
What to do when being shamed. Old roles and our families of origin. Wait until you feel strong before you stand up to your family of origin. Shame is not a life sentence. Self soothe and self-regulate. Imagine seeing yourself through shining eyes of different parents.
Episode 4 Part 11
When dealing with own children don’t put forward a face of perfection. Make mistakes, it gives permission. Terry Real’s model: How to give feedback to your partner.
Episode 4 Part 12
Breakout discussion groups. Normal is not normal – my family is not normal. A heart breaking in a family that cannot express grief. Question: sharing feedback with someone who experiences that as criticism. Pendulation. Using the 4 realms. Love ‘em up good. Attachment theory. Being grounded our body as therapists. Naming and blessing.
Episode 4 Part 13
Under anger is a wound and inside the blame is shame. Wrapping shame in anger. Shame thrives in the dark. Naming shame gives dimension so it is not so overwhelming. Moving from shame to vulnerability. Anger begets anger, softness can beget softness. Poem: ‘It turns and softly speaks’
£10.00Shame 5: Shame & Betrayal: 85 minsLike the cruellest of conjurer’s tricks, betrayal leaves us feeling exposed and belittled. The shame of betrayal erodes trust, so we are prey to feelings of hopeless revenge bitter cynicism and paranoia. By avoiding false forgiveness, it is possible to begin to rebuild and move forward.