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The Shame Spiral
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on September 11, 2018.
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
9/11/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  1. Enhance client attunement with clinical strategies that replicate conditions for healthy attachment.
  2. Characterize how shame complicates the treatment of trauma and specify how shame can be worked with in traumatized clients.
  3. Evaluate how shame can be addressed in your treatment plans with self-forgiveness interventions that can help facilitate recovery.
  4. Communicate how anxiety generated by feelings of shame can be managed with breathing techniques that can be taught in-session.
  5. Establish how depressed clients can manage shame generated negative emotions with imagery-based compassion exercises.
  6. Analyze how mindfulness can be incorporated into therapy with shame-prone clients to reduce judgmental thoughts and reactivity.
Recognize Shame: Assessment Tools
  • Shame vs. guilt
  • Multicultural perspectives
  • How addressing shame expedites treatment
  • Reading the body – non-verbal signs of shame
  • Interviewing questions for assessing shame in:
    • Key relationships and current patterns
    • Sexual, physical or verbal abuse, trauma, and neglect
Shame and Attachment Styles:
Clinical Strategies to Cultivate Secure Attachment and Self-Compassion
  • Characteristics of shaming environments
  • Concerns of adults shamed in childhood
  • Strategies to replicate conditions for healthy attachment
    • How to enhance presence, attunement, resonance and trust
    • Dignity in the telling – titrating shame exposure
  • Somatic approaches to cultivate secure attachment
    • Developmental movements
    • Horizontal processing
  • Self-compassion exercises
    • Interventions to address interpersonal difficulties
    • Befriend bodily sensations
    • Common humanity visualizations
Address Shame in Your Trauma Treatment Plans:
Reclaim the Body from Shame with Breath and Movement
  • How shame complicates trauma recovery
  • Polyvagal theory – shame and the shutdown response
  • Shame and victims of sexual assault – from victim to survivor
  • Exercises to strengthen connections
    • Belongingness treasures
    • Divine child mandala
    • I am meditation – choosing visibility
  • Interventions based in breath and movement
    • Heart mudra and breath – embracing resistance
    • The peaceful warrior
Effectively Intervene in the Downward Spiral of Shame, Anxiety and Depression:
Cognitive approaches that lean into ruminatory shame
  • Put shame into perspective
  • Dispute shame messages
Anxiety interventions for the shame-prone client
  • Breath and movement strategies to stem panic
  • How yoga addresses anxiety symptoms
Break through shame fueled depression with:
  • Techniques to bring shame to light
  • Prosocial behavior
  • Imagery-based compassion exercises
The Devastating Impact of Shame in Relationships:
Build, Maintain and Repair Couple and Family Relationships
  • Unmask shame – anger and other disguises
  • Engage partners in shame reparation
  • Shame resiliency strategies – empathy, forgiveness and compassion
    • Forgiveness in practice – Releasing breath with mantra
    • Identify shame wounds and antidotes
    • Mindful RAIN for shame – regulate emotions and reduce judgmental thoughts
Shame Research, Limitations and Treatment Risks


Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D. C-IAYT, RYT, is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over 25 years of brain-based, clinical experience. She specializes in applying neuroscientific principals to enhance clinical outcomes. Debra’s interest in brain-based therapy began in the early 1990’s while studying neuroanatomy. Her curiosity about how psychotherapeutic interventions could best engage the brain’s capacity to grow and change led her to study with leading experts Dan Siegel, Rick Hanson, and Bonne Badenbach. She then combined this neuroscientific foundation with attachment, somatic, and mindfulness based cognitive behavioral approaches. She discovered that wedding brain-based principals with body oriented and traditional psychotherapeutic orientations helped clients to recover more easefully and quickly form mood, trauma, and substance abuse concerns. In addition, clients more frequently practiced the strategies required to maintain recovery and move toward thriving. Debra has refined the application of this integrative model through her work in private practice and as a clinical supervisor, educator, and consultant. She developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia where she now teaches undergraduate students to use brain based strategies to further their self-development, offers training to graduate students in applying neuroscience to their clinical work, and develops brain-based research studies. A 30-year personal contemplative practice and over a thousand hours training as a mindfulness and yoga teacher further enrich her presentations. Join Debra, a seasoned and sought after international presenter and consultant, for an experiential day offering abundant mind tools, professional renewal, and personal restoration.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. She receives compensation as a Professor for the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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