BRING THE LOVE AND COMPASSION YOU CARRY FOR OTHERS TO YOURSELF
Deep down inside do you blame yourself for things that are happening in your life? Do you feel worthless? Put a lot of pressure on yourself? Feel like you are not good enough? Do you want to hide away?
These feelings come from guilt and shame. They can make life more difficult. They hurt!
These feelings and thoughts about yourself may have started in you childhood and can be triggered again and again throughout your life, especially now when you are trying to build a family or are already a parent. These types of feelings can cause a poor self-esteem, self-criticism/criticism of others, perfectionism, self-sabotaging tendencies, and difficulty making decisions or sustaining relationships.
What to do about it?
In my work, I address the issue of shame with the Shame Resilience method based on Brené Brown's work. Shame resiliency is the ability to practice authenticity, to move through the experience of shame without sacrificing yourself and your values. The goal is to come out the other side with more courage, compassion, and connection. It's about being more gentle and tender with yourself while simultaneously bringing more empathy inside yourself - the real antidote to shame.