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Shame: 3 Tips for Breaking the Cycle

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Your shame-prone clients are stuck in a vicious cycle...

Around and around they go. Beliefs about themselves trigger the physical response, which reinforces the cognitive schema, which then evokes the physical response...and so on.

So how do we help our clients escape this cycle?

In this short video, Dr. Janina Fisher shares with you 3 interventions drawn from neurobiologically-oriented therapies. (She'll also show you when it's ok to break the 11th commandment.)

If you work with cases involving trauma, you've likely experienced the frustration of having a powerful session with your client one week... only to have them come back the next week with no memory of the previous session’s breakthrough work.

This happens not because of anything you did wrong, but because of the way trauma impacts the way our brains function.

So what can you do?

Get the traumatized brain working correctly again with the help of my simple but effective trauma treatment worksheets!

These take-home handouts give your clients a structured tool that leverages the latest neuroscience insight to help your clients finally experience lasting therapeutic improvement.

Plus these worksheets address overwhelming emotions like anxiety and shame.

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Topic: Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry

Tags: Shame | Trauma | Trauma Treatment | Somatic Interventions

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:20:50 PM | posted by Jenny
I enjoyed this video as I work with a lot of clients who struggle with shame and guilt (military members with PTSD, depression, and substance use). I have been using a similar "drop the thought" technique with my clients who like to use "but....". When it's been noticed they are using but to dismiss themselves I will begin to interject and stop them from completing their sentence and it will get to the point that I may just have to look at them a certain way and I get the "I know...." from the client. I chuckled during the video because when I'm in session and it has become the game you described and I have a severely depressed client who is laughing because of our game I know they are improving and starting to think about things differently.

Monday, March 6, 2017 2:02:55 PM | posted by willie wise
Thank you for sharing

Sunday, March 5, 2017 10:11:13 PM | posted by Elena
Thanks for this short video by Janina Fisher, I found it was simple EXCELLENT! I will put ti to practice immediately. Best, Elena

Sunday, March 5, 2017 4:11:01 PM | posted by NatalieWilliams
Presenter clearly articulated helpful practical tips for intervention. Thank you

Sunday, March 5, 2017 4:08:49 PM | posted by Constance A Morrison
That woman is absolutely fabulous I loved this session Please give the Dr. My highest praise I learned so much in a few short minutes Amazing Dr Constance A Morrison ESQ 603 667 5598