Have you ever wondered how it would feel to free yourself from the legacy of shame? The burden of shame is transmitted by the mothers of our generation, whose smothered ambitions and unfulfilled expectations have spilled over and contaminated us with a legacy of shame. Shame is inherently social and has its roots in social contradictions that begin at an early age. In order to feel shame, we have to have been shamed. The fusion of identity with shame is formed and reinforced through repeated and elaborated experience of those contradictions as we grow. The meanings of shame have changed in our lifetime, and the mid-1970s formed the watershed years for that change.
We can learn to live without shame. In this blog we explore the roots of shame in order to deconstruct our historical narratives of self and reconstruct them in accord with the self that we want to become.
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