Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame

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Griflette

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Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame
« on: March 18, 2020, 04:27:13 AM »
I had a breakthrough in therapy recently (yay!) where I connected with a deep, scary feeling which I have now christened 'The Black Hole' (sigh)

I think it might be the same as the 'abandonment depression' that Pete Walker describes in his work.

But my therapist also recommended this book 'Understanding and treating chronic shame: A relational / neurobiological approach' by Patricia Deyoung which really resonated with me, especially some of the descriptions of chronic shame as a feeling of "sickness in the soul" and the idea that it is borne out of "misattunement" with a caregiver.

Here's a review with more info in case it might be helpful for anyone else: https://iahip.org/inside-out/issue-83-autumn-2017/book-review-understanding-and-treating-chronic-shame-a-relational-neurobiological-approach

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Re: Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 05:12:31 AM »
Thanks for the info
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Griflette

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Re: Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 10:19:39 PM »
You're welcome!

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Re: Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 05:32:42 PM »
Just read the review and it really resonated so am going to order it.  Tks for this Griflette  :thumbup: