From the desk of Dr. Jake...
Of all the emotions, shame is perhaps the most misunderstood and damaging. Some teach that all shame is bad and that any experience of shame is problematic and to be avoided. Shame is often connected to addiction, believed to be one of the primary fuels for acting out behaviors, and is also identified as a potential symptom of trauma.
But I actually don't believe that all shame is unhealthy and bad. Healthy shame is an essential emotion for our individual wellbeing and the wellbeing of cultures and societies. Toxic shame — also sometimes called chronic shame, carried shame, or unhealthy shame — is a very different emotional experience and can cause tremendous distress for those who feel it.
In this webinar, I will teach you what healthy shame is and how it serves us well, as well as outline the ways that unhealthy shame can be differentiated from healthy shame. We will look at this powerful emotion through the lenses of sociology, theology, neurobiology, and psychology in order to have a three dimensional understanding of the experience. Research on shame will be examined, not just about the sources of shame but also the solutions to chronic, unhealthy shame.
This is a topic I've been studying for a long time, both personally and professionally, and I cannot wait to share with you all that I have learned. I truly believe that this webinar has the potential to change lives as people are set free from the shame that binds them.