Understanding and Treating Toxic Shame
Tuesday January 8, 2019
1:00pm - 4:15pm
3 contact hours total:
- 3 NBCC credit hours
- NCSAPPB approved substance use specific (SS)
This is the second half of the day. Understanding the Opioid Epidemic is the first half of the day. You can sign up for just one workshop, or both.
“Toxic shame is often defined as a feeling of being wrong as opposed to doing wrong: flawed at the core irredeemably. There is no way out.” Elias, 2006. Whether toxic shame comes as a result of parents who gave us the clear message that ‘we are not good enough’ or the belief was developed as an adult while in active addiction, the result is the same…a feeling of being wrong that has no way out. It may be masked by a guarded sense of perfectionism and control and or a habit of condemning others.
This training will look at two methods for understanding, identifying, and healing toxic shame, resulting in acceptance and compassion for self and others.
- Explore a working definition of toxic shame and how it develops in a person as a feeling of being wrong as opposed to doing wrong.
- Learn and practice two skills for transforming toxic shame to acceptance and compassion for self and others.
Lunch, coffee, tea, and water served!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Presented by Linda Harrison, BSW, LPCS, CCS, MAC