How Compassion Can Heal Shame from Childhood

How Compassion Can Heal Shame from Childhood

The Antidote to Shame Published on July 14, 2013 by Beverly Engel, L.M.F.T. in The Compassion Chronicles Available at Psychology Today Visit Psychology Today We all experienced shame in childhood—whether it was from being teased or bullied on the playground, from always being the last one chosen to be on a team, from not knowing the answers when called upon in the classroom, or from being rejected by the girl or boy we had a crush on. Shame is...

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Healing Your Shame Though Compassion

Healing Your Shame Though Compassion

Beverly Engel  “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.” -Dalai Lama If you were to ask any group of people what they think the most destructive human emotion is, most would either say it is anger or fear. But in actuality, shame is the most destructive of human emotions. It is the source of cruelty, violence, and destructive relationships, and can be at the core of many addictions. It can damage a person’s image of themselves in ways that no...

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The Nice Girl Syndrome

The Nice Girl Syndrome

10/01/12 Publisher: Beverly Engel In this day and age you would think that women had learned enough about assertiveness, boundaries and codependency that they wouldn’t continue to be used and abused. There certainly are enough books on the subjects. So why is it that women continue to be victimized and taken advantage of by lovers, partners, family members, friends and coworkers? The main reason certainly lies in the fact that we still allow...

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