From the Couch

Healing from the Trauma of Shame Series

The Impact of Shame

Our relationship to shame is one of our most important psychological relationships to understand.  As a punishment for bad behavior shaming can make us aware of our faults, but it can also can change the very way we see ourselves, make us feel worthless, trigger self-doubt and self-criticism; and cause us to withdrawal from others, including even those closest to us. Research and clinical evidence has shown that if shame lasts long enough, it can become a core aspect of our being. 

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