This workshop was experiential as well as theoretically reflecting on the exploration of shame and how we can best engage with it in ourselves and in our work as therapists.
Some of the topics and themes explored were:
Exploring definitions, descriptions and experiences of shame.
Some of the clever stuff we need - useful theory.
The purpose of shame – as a manifestation of the self care system.
Building shame resilience – how we go about this. What lies beyond shame and how might we get there?Therapeutic skills for working with shame.Shame in relation to identity, discrimination and oppression.
On being human.
"Fluid, a demonstration of being confident in personal working and delivery."
"A great modelling of being yourself in your work, as long as your intention is in honour of your client and their work. Clear, engaging, welcoming and informative."
"Left with more questions which is always an excellent sign that I was stimulated."
"Workshop was great, more experientiall stuff would have been welcome but really enjoyed what there was, profoundly touching and thought provoking."
"Enjoyable, insightful and good learning. Well-presented and interactive. Engaging and enriching. Robert is very engaging and authentic."
"The topic is spot on."