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Shame, self-compassion & forgiveness: A sacred meeting

November 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This free online workshop is offered as part of the Exeter Festival of Compassion.

‘Unlike guilt, which is the feeling of doing something wrong, shame is the experience of ‘being’ something wrong.’ Marilyn J. Sørensen

Shame is the ultimate painful story. It has us believe at the core of our being that there is something wrong with us. It whispers and sometimes shouts that we’re not good enough. It tells us we’re bad, we’re broken, and that we don’t deserve love, because we’re worthless.

When we feel this way, it seems as though there is plenty of evidence to prove it – every harsh word we hear, every criticism, betrayal, or abandonment we experience…

In this workshop, we will be gently shining the light on shame, and how it can be transformed and released through the self-compassion & forgiveness process. We will:

-Gain a deeper understanding of what shame is, and how it operates as a part of a bigger system in our life, and its impact if left unattended.

-Explore what self-compassion is and how we can take its lead in how to approach shame and bring it into the light.

-Look at how the forgiveness journey helps us to release shame from our life bringing a new sense of freedom, peace, and love.

The workshop will be facilitated by Helen Tanner – Creative Psychotherapist & Healer specialising in guided self-compassion & forgiveness journeys. helentanner.com




Helen Tanner LLB PgDip DTH MA
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