One of the most empowering things I learned whilst training to be a therapist was the power of shame and vulnerability!
The way we use words and language towards ourselves and others can drastically impact upon our thoughts , feelings and emotions.
Shame is “I am bad”
Guilt is “I did a bad thing”
Thinking about these two sentences we can see which feels able to accept , process and repair from ? And which feels stuck, judgemental and self sabotaging?
I was introduced to the concept of shame by the brilliant Brene Brown.
Her TED talks on listening to shame are a great place to start in helping to understand the power of vulnerability , courage and importantly listening to what shame we carry.