Shame: 3 Tips for Breaking the Cycle

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. • 2/16/2017 • 5 Comments

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.)

Topic: Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry

Tags: Shame | Trauma | Trauma Treatment | Somatic Interventions

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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

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 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

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

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.