TICP 012: Shame, Self-Acceptance and Worthiness

In this episode you’ll learn what shame is and how to recognise it. How shame holds you back from unconditionally accepting yourself and prevents you from believing in your innate worthiness. How our childhood experiences of shame impact our lives. The difference between shame and guilt. Tips and journal prompts on how to understand shame better and overcome it. I also briefly talk about some of my personal experiences with shame.

In this episode I talk about:

  • What shame is and how to recognise it (1:45)

  • The link between shame and fear (3:00)

  • Why shame is a biological, but also a learned emotion (3:58)

  • Why our childhood experiences of shame affect who we are now (4:46)

  • The unhealthy mechanisms that we’ve unknowingly adopted to cope with the pain of shame (5:36)

  • How shame makes us believe that we’re unworthy (7:09)

  • Why people tend to shame and judge us (8:43)

  • The difference between shame and guilt (9:13)

  • How shame deprives us from the opportunity to learn and grow + corrodes our self-belief (11:37)

  • An example with some of my early experiences with shame (13:34)

  • How shame is the key reason why we struggle to accept ourselves (15:55)

  • Tips on how to understand shame better and overcome it (17:33)

  • Journal prompts (19:06)

  • The key things when it comes to coping with shame (19:37)

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Music: “Going Home” by Lee Rosevere licensed under CC BY 4.0.


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