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Healing Shame:
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
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  • Identify the three key components of self-compassion.
  • Describe research supporting therapeutic benefits of mindful self-compassion.
  • Summarize the difference between self-compassion and self-esteem.
  • Explain shame roots, physiology and cognitive narrative of shame.
  • Apply specific mindful self-compassion practices that regulate emotions and heal shame.
  • Demonstrate mindful self-compassion interventions that create emotional resiliency, dis-identify from shame.

Toxic Shame

  • Interpersonal origins - cultural, developmental and trauma
  • Causes of shame in men, shame in women
  • Physiology and narrative of toxic shame
  • Self-criticism, self-protection, shame collapse triangle

Research on the Healing Power of Self-Compassion

  • Mindfulness as the foundation of self-compassion
  • Components of self-compassion
  • Physiology and neuroscience of compassion
  • Research on how yoga heals toxic shame
  • Self-compassion as intervention for low self-esteem
  • Self-compassion for emotional resiliency

Repairing Toxic Shame Using Mindful Self-Compassion Skills

  • First Skill set -cultivating safety with heart centered mindfulness, and/or sensory awareness practice
  • Second skill set-emotional regulation and calming body with body centering, gentle yoga movement and/or breathing awareness
  • Third skill set -naming thoughts, reflection (I am not my story), inquiry and understanding, larger perspective
  • Fourth skill set-naming and taking care of painful emotions, including grief, with compassionate self-talk, cultivating inner loving mother
  • Fifth skill set -using self-compassion to make desired changes

Practices of Self-Compassion and Clinical Uses

  • 3 part self-compassion letter- embrace shame like loving mother
  • Compassion prayer to self - softening resistance to compassion
  • Tonglen practice - link shame to compassion
  • Healing self-touch, comforting self-talk - regulation of painful emotions
  • Self-compassion break -accessing self-compassion
  • Heart centered yoga - for healing the physiology of shame
  • Experience these practices for yourself

Necessity of Self-Compassion for Therapist

  • Empathy vs compassion in your brain
  • Importance of healing presence
  • Modeling self-compassion


Mary NurrieStearns, LCSW, RYT, has over 35 years of professional experience in mental health and maintains a counseling practice in Tulsa, OK. An advanced level yoga teacher and mindfulness student of Thich Naht Hahn, she is a long-time yoga practitioner and meditator. Mary is the author of numerous articles on psycho-spiritual growth, author of Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma and Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind (2015) and co-editor of Soulful Living. Former editor of Personal Transformation magazine, she has produced audio CDs on the healing practices of mindfulness and compassion and DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and anxiety. Mary teaches yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, teaches seminars across the United States and co-leads, with her husband, transformational meditation and yoga retreats. She has suffered from anxiety and emotional trauma and credits mindfulness practices for profound personal transformation.

An expert presenter, Mary’s seminars are light-hearted and filled with research, neuroscience and experiential learning. Her wealth of knowledge about treatment of anxiety, depression and emotional trauma, familiarity with current research on yoga and mindfulness as treatment modalities, and her expertise in body/mind/spirit healing transform into powerful and easy to apply skills for mental health professionals. You will leave the seminar with something for yourself and your clients. To contact Mary or for information, go to

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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