Category - Effects of Shame

The biggest, nastiest vicious circle that affects nearly everyone.

(Oh yes, and those people it doesn’t affect are probably psychotic).

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Shame creates silence and secrecy
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Shame ignites your primal lizard brain
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A Case Study of Shame-Based Conflict

Shame creates silence and secrecy

People love to talk about themselves – but how often do we really open up to our selves, our vulnerabilities or insecurities?

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Shame ignites your primal lizard brain

There’s a good reason why you might “become someone else” when flying into a shame-based rage. You almost are someone else – the primal parts of your brain are being activated. Doesn’t this explain so much? 

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A Case Study of Shame-Based Conflict

A client once came to me with a curious condition.

Calmly, this chap in his late twenties described how his throat would randomly seize up, making him unable to speak and barely able to breathe. I imagined him being like a victim of one of Darth Vader’s strangulations via “the force”.

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