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 only compounded her shame, self-blame, and worry, and increased real world consequences. She was stuck. So I asked her to bring the document to her session.

A while into our time together, I asked her about it. She began dismissing it as not worthy of our time. I asked her what it might feel like in her body to have the document filled out and in the mail. She immediately began breathing more deeply.

“It would be a relief,” she confessed.

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