Infographic showing how to transform shame with self-compassion

Understanding shame

The average human response to shame is to disengage from it. We don’t understand shame as an invitation to reflect, process and grow, we use it as a lock to the associated events and feelings.

Could shame be the brain’s response to the threat of disconnection? What are the links between attachment, shame and anger? Could your understanding of this emotion empower you to live a more liberated life?

If you live with a lingering or pounding sense of shame, please contact me.

Here an infogram by NICABM.

Understanding shame, replacing it with curiosity, acknowledging the inner critic and practicing what is helpful could transform shame

Dr Herman Holtzhausen is a Psychotherapist based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK. He is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Qualifications include Bachelor degrees in Law and Divinity, a Masters degree in Family Therapy (thesis on Online Therapy), a PhD in Systemic Therapy and Mindfulness, and a current enhanced DBS certificate.