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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 our realizing it like a tick that has burrowed its way under […]

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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 at 50, I weighted 164lbs. The entire and […]

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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 conditioned shame response is like the baby elephant taught ongoingly through […]

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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®. From the perspective of action, it is an inhibitor; and in […]

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About the Author

Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, MA, SEP, is an innovative developer of holistically-based models. As a somatic facilitator she transforms, educators, and trainers professional around the world in paradigm-shift, life-affirming approaches to human development and growth. Author of Alchemy of Shame Transformation for Therapists and Healing Professionals, Caryn is the developer of what is fast becoming the gold standard approach to shame resolution: AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®.

Inside Shame Transformation monthly blog published by Somatic Psychotherapy Today, Inside Shame Transformation offers highly sought tips and case studies to professionals for applying the AST Model’s breakthrough shame resolving principles. As post-advanced instructor with Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Caryn trains therapists, somatic practitioners, healers, life coaches, and community leaders in how to facilitate shame resolution. Through her online programs, work with the United Nations, and FB presence, Caryn leads the (SFLM) or shame free living movement worldwide.