Course curriculum

We start exploration into shame with the topic: hiding in plain sight. Shame inhibits the simplest of social interactions, and yet we often fail to recognise it for what it is. William Ayot and Juliet Grayson peel back the curtains of denial and minimisation that can shield us from the agony of toxic shame. Defining and dissecting the many shades of shame allows us to recognise its insidious effects in ourselves and others. Video.

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    Exploring Shame: Episode 1: The Hidden Face of Shame in short segments

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    This is the audio version of the Hidden Face of Shame: Episode 1. 1 hour 15 mins

    • The Hidden Face of Shame: Exploring Shame Episode 1: Audio

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    This is the same video (Hidden Face of Shame) in one unbroken piece for those who prefer to watch 1 hour 15 minutes together

    • The Hidden Face of Shame: The unbroken video - i.e. 1 hour 15 mins continuous

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    Feedback and Certificate of Completion

    • Please give feedback. NB A Certificate of Completion is released once feedback form has been filled in.

What people say about The Hidden Face of Shame

The poetry adds so much!

Comments from the audience of the live talk

Love the combination of theory and poetry, which works so powerfully. This has resonated with me deeply. Thank you.

You are both so easy to listen to

Lucy

I love your teaching style Juliet. This is the first time I have 'met' William. You both complement each other beautifully in the way. William, your poetry and your authenticity touch me. You are both an inspiration.

Insightful

Lee Roethenbaugh

I found the talk really insightful. The personal experiences of shame added a dimension to a potent topic that shoild not be hidden away.

Warm and Open

Leonie Johnstone

Love the presentation style, warm and open. Also love the interaction between you both and William's insights and poems.

Brilliant

Comments from the audience of the live talk

Brilliant workshop. Thought provoking. Love the poems. Love the openness. Can’t wait to watch the next shame module.

A surprisingly non-shame inducing exploration!

Shadow GB

EXCELLENT. An incredibly well presented thoughtful exploration of a difficult subject. A surprisingly non shame inducing exploration of shame.

Speakers

Speakers

Juliet Grayson & William Ayot

JULIET GRAYSON has worked as a psychotherapist since 1991. She specialises in working with couples and sexual problems. As a psychotherapist she is UKCP registered, NLPtCA accredited, COSRT accredited, and a PBSP accredited Trainer. WILLIAM AYOT is an award-winning poet, author, teacher and ritualist. Over three decades he has hosted and led, men’s and mixed personal development events and rites of passage. He uses poetry and the arts to teach leadership in boardrooms and business schools around the world, currently teaching on the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. William designs and leads bespoke rituals for individuals. He is available for one-to-one coaching online.

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    We continue our exploration with a look at the way shame triggers and induces both our drives and our dysfunction. Behind the success of a thrusting executive or the downcast expression of a shrinking non-achiever, we can often find the same overwhelming shadow of shame. In this interactive event, William Ayot and Juliet Grayson will be exploring what shame can activate – addiction, workaholism violence, perfectionism, or anti-social behaviour.
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More things that people say!

5 star rating

Excellent.

Shadow GB

An incredibly well presented, thoughtful exploration of a difficult subject. A surprisingly non shame inducing exploration of shame.

An incredibly well presented, thoughtful exploration of a difficult subject. A surprisingly non shame inducing exploration of shame.

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Openly explored Shame

Jen Smith

Juliet and William entrusted us with their experiences of shame so that it was recognisable and ready to start to be dealt with, with committed firmness.

Juliet and William entrusted us with their experiences of shame so that it was recognisable and ready to start to be dealt with, with committed firmness.

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Hidden Face of shame

Joan Scarrott

I appreciated how accessible Juliet and William made the material, their language and their own presence throughout. Both were open and accessible - great ...

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I appreciated how accessible Juliet and William made the material, their language and their own presence throughout. Both were open and accessible - great models for just being human and that being enough. Thank you not only for the content but for how you were in offering the content. Extraordinary in your ordinariness. Thank you!

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Coming out with shame

Jan Dryden

So valued this session - your clarity, generosity, examples, warm and modelling of what you are presenting.

So valued this session - your clarity, generosity, examples, warm and modelling of what you are presenting.

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4 star rating

The title triggered me and made me curious.

monique cuppen

I was touched by the authenticity and honesty of Juliet and William. It wasn't just the text, but the tone In which they were talking. I could really feel t...

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I was touched by the authenticity and honesty of Juliet and William. It wasn't just the text, but the tone In which they were talking. I could really feel that shame is something universal and I could recognize it in myself. Maybe shame encompasses more than the diagnoses we are used to in psychiatry. Yes I can imagine that shame is at the base of many of the problems we encounter in society and see among our clients.

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Thank you!

Kate Sapara

An inspiring and comforting look at Shame. Your personal experiences showed me that I am not alone. There is a way out of this disconnection and you will be ...

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An inspiring and comforting look at Shame. Your personal experiences showed me that I am not alone. There is a way out of this disconnection and you will be with me as I practice climbing up that ladder. Very much enjoyed and appreciated.

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5 star rating

Hidden Face of Shame

Brian Dennis

Excellent and informative.

Excellent and informative.

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Shame 1 - Hidden Face of Shame

Deborah Aita

Nicely done, chatty, friendly.

Nicely done, chatty, friendly.

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Hidden Shame

Nicola Wasson

Very enlightening, great delivery and enjoyed listening to personal insights

Very enlightening, great delivery and enjoyed listening to personal insights

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