Sometimes I wonder, why I’m doing this work? Holding the space for others to ‘do the work’ of developing shame resilience can be tough. I encounter plenty of shame, my own and others!
Then I remember that whether the people I work with or I do the work or not, we will all feel shame. It’s a fact. Research has shown that everyone experiences shame and the ones who talk about it the least have it the most.
Brenè Brown has taught us that shame gets triggered in face down moments when we experience something as little as a skewed look across the room to greater triggers such as, job loss, break ups, people unloving us, failure, feeling misunderstood, hearing things incorrectly, someone bouncing their shame on us, comparison, making assumptions about others, and ourselves.Read More