Library Resources with shame

Worthlessness and shame are linked to the idea of not belonging or being unworthy of belonging -- that is, a deep sense of belonging to life, to your sense of self, and to our earth. Compensatory strategies to win worthiness and belonging arise from here and effectively block the very thing it is pursuing. Transformation occurs when there is a critical mass of clarity about the harm of a particular way of thinking and behaving.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2020
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Trainer tip: In every interaction, we have a choice of responding in one of these four ways: judge/blame self, Judge/blame others, empathize with self, and/or empathize with others. The goal is to make a conscious choice about our response. Notice the choices you have when you receive someone’s communication today.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 1-2 minutes
  • Production Date 10/2005
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Trainer Tips
In listening to what our emotions tell us, and embracing what we do not know, we begin the path of courage. Even though our culture tells us not to, revealing our imperfections is where we can deeply connect. Living our lives more courageously honest, can shift us towards inspiring one another. Read on for how some people experienced this in coming together to transform one woman's heroine addiction.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read Time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 07/2017
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Trainer Tips
The ability to identify your needs and take effective action to meet them is one way to define agency. Access to agency is complex and varies widely from person to person. Access to agency depends upon a variety of conditions. For example, if you struggle with agency, shame may tell you that you're broken in some way. If agency comes easily in an area, then you may view others who struggle with it, as lazy or stubborn. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 3-5 minutes
  • Production Date 07/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
We can see throughout many examples in history that when we look for "who" is at fault, and thereby seek social change through shaming that person (or that group), it tends to lead to disastrous long term consequences. Even if it works in the short term. Instead, if we want to end cycles of violence we can seek to understand systemic causes and context of individuals' behaviour. And from there, look for solutions that stem from this understanding.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2017
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
During the holiday season we may find ourselves taking responsibility for other's feelings, which can lead to guilt, shame, depression, and resentment. These feelings are exacerbated by the habitual pattern we call the "Vortex of Submission" (being hooked by a sense of duty and obligation). Read on for ways to recognize and break the pattern.

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Published in Trainer Tips
During this session, Giorgos will walk you through a series of short, meditative practices and exercises designed to help you practice noticing, experiencing, and bringing shame to light — transforming it from a burden to a playful fellow as well as a portal to self-knowledge and internal freedom. You'll discover how the deep power of human connectedness can dilute the fogginess of sensitive issues, bringing them higher into your consciousness, and enabling the flow of life to pass right through them!

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 45 minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2018
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Video

This gentle, healing telecourse recording will assist you in unearthing feelings and issues that have become tangled up with loss, enabling you to face whatever is blocking your grief.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 02:55 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 11/06/2013
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio
What will it take to reclaim our fundamental relatedness with all things alive, surrender our attempts to control nature, and find a way of living that averts or mitigates the worst possible catastrophes awaiting us while it's still possible?

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 33 pages
  • Production Date 6/2017
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
When we take a leap in life and put our hearts out into the world in new or bigger ways—sharing a song, dance, or poem, writing a book, competing at a sporting event, giving a speech, and so on—there is greater potential for aliveness but also for shame and pain

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 page
  • Production Date 01/2016
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Trainer Tips
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