The Counsellors Toolbox when Working with Shame: Exercises to Break the Silence of Shame and Build Shame Resilience

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Date(s) - Saturday 27th April, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Coast Centre

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Saturday 27th April 2019

Trainer: Christiane Sanderson

Venue: Training Room, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG

Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm (Registration at 9.45am)

Course Fee: early bird £105 (before 30th March 2019; £120 thereafter), including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD Certificate


This training day will provide professionals working with shame an opportunity to develop and enhance their existing skills by adding new techniques to their therapeutic repertoire.

As toxic shame is primarily stored in the right brain, practitioners need to be able to facilitate right brain engagement through a range of creative techniques and exercises to expand their toolbox. In adopting a workshop style approach, counsellors and practitioners will have an opportunity to actively engage with a range of tried and tested exercises to use with clients who experience shame.

The aim is to enable practitioners to explore more creative ways of working with shame to help clients break the silence and secrecy of shame and build shame resilience through authentic pride.  Through a series of experiential exercises including creating a web of shame, developing a Circle of Shame, the use of masks to cover up shame, making shame genograms to identify the intergenerational transmission of shame, the embodiment of shame and working with nesting dolls, practitioners will be able to uncover hidden shame and explore the range of shame defences.

The focus will be on uncovering not only client’s shame but also practitioner’s shame in order to facilitate working with clients who are drenched in shame. In emphasising that the best antidote to shame is to talk about it, practitioners will be able to help clients build shame resilience and restore authentic pride through developing a Tree of Growth.

Additional Information:
Other than a brief recap of some key points at the beginning of the workshop there will be no overlap in content with Chrissie’s previous workshop on ‘Shame in the Therapy Hour’. This is a ‘standalone’ experiential workshop. Attendance at Chrissie’s previous workshop on ‘Shame in the Therapy Hour’ is NOT required.

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