Connections Group:  Transforming Shame & Fear to Courage and Authentic Living

One of the most common experiences all human beings share is that of shame. The internal voice in your head that says you are unworthy, unlovable and not good enough. This experience, unchecked, leads to feelings of hopelessness and unfulfilled lives.

Developing resilience to shame requires that we talk about it. We can share our stories, connect with others and overcome the devastating effects of it on us. Cultivating the ability to be vulnerable and authentic is a natural antidote to shame.
This 12-week psycho-educational group experience is based on the “Connections” curriculum developed by Dr. Brene’ Brown, of TED talk fame, and on her book I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t).  In her years of research on shame and vulnerability, Dr. Brown has realized the power of courage, compassion, and connection in creating shame resilience and moving to a more whole-hearted and joyful life.Because shame thrives in an atmosphere of isolation and silence, we will gather together to tell our stories, explore our vulnerability, and courageously create compassionate connections with ourselves and others.  We will practice cultivating what Dr. Brown calls “shame resilience”.This group may be for you if you have struggled with:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Low-self esteem
  • Victim of abuse (physical, sexual)
  • Drug addiction & alcoholism
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Sexual addiction
  • Gambling addiction


In the safety of this group experience you will learn to:

  • Understand your shame triggers and work to counter them
  • Develop an understanding of the social/cultural messages that trigger and maintain shame
  • Speak “the language of shame” as a way to move out of isolation and into connection
  • Give and receive empathy, the antidote to shame
  • Find the courage to drop your masks and be your authentic self in the world
  • Experience the joy that comes as a result of these new connections with self and others

Program Details:

Facilitator
P. (573) 271-2008
E. info@greatoakcounseling.com

Fee
$45 per session fee.
Approximately 10 sessions for program and a copy of Brene’ Brown’s book, I Thought it Was Just Me.

Register today to ensure your attendance.

Space is limited.

Connections Group
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