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Potential Holiday Shame: 10 Common Triggers & Unshaming Tips

TRIGGER #1 Family Issues Our families of origin are often where we have experienced our first shame wounding or internalized feeling inadequate in some way. The source of these memories are held in our bodies and associative memory chains and can be triggered without...

A Paradigm Shift Toward Greater Health & Self-Love

I was struggling with a number of physical health challenges when my always buff and yoga teacher-svelte figure suddenly morphed into amoeba proportions. By the time I turned 45, my 5’2” stature was carrying 142 lbs; by the time I arrived in Southeast Asia in Jan 2018...

A Paradigm Shift Toward Greater Health & Self-Love

I was struggling with a number of physical health challenges when my always buff and yoga teacher-svelte figure suddenly morphed into amoeba proportions. By the time I turned 45, my 5’2” stature was carrying 142 lbs; by the time I arrived in Southeast Asia in Jan 2018...

Learned Helplessness: Learned Hopefulness

While in Northern Thailand I had the opportunity to experience bonded moments with elephants. I also witnessed incredible mistreatment of life, both human and animal. It is from these experiences and AST Model work that this piece emerged to be shared with you. The...

Inside Shame Transformation – October 2016

Editor’s Note: The ‘client’ in this blog represents a collage of stories and experiences to represent the writer’s perspective. This is not a real person. PDF version available here   Her cheeks were beet red and her blonde wig hung down in front of her face...

Inside Shame Transformation – Somatic Psychotherapy Today

I recently had the honor of working with an 80-year-old client, a magnificent embodiment teacher and leader in her own right. When she first came to me, she was spinning in such shame-chaos that a crucial legal document needing attention remained unaddressed, which...

Detaching from shame as a practice toward greater compassion & peace

Reflections from Spirit Rock, July 25th, 2015 Shame is an obscuration of our spirits, our souls. I say this from personal experience as well as professionally having worked with hundreds of people over the years to develop the AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®....

Detaching from shame as a practice toward greater compassion & peace

Reflections from Spirit Rock, July 25th, 2015 Shame is an obscuration of our spirits, our souls. I say this from personal experience as well as professionally having worked with hundreds of people over the years to develop the AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®....