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Shame, Obsession & Habitual Worrying: A Perspective from Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy

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 Shame and self-righteousness can be viewed as protective dynamics that help avoid vulnerability to humiliation and the loss of contact-in-relationship with others. When our clients have experienced a relationship with another person which is tainted by criticism, ridicule, blaming, ignoring or humiliating behaviours; they face an increased vulnerability in all of their relationships – accompanied by shame, self-righteousness and a loss of self-esteem. Obsession, habitual worrying and repetitive fantasising, either independently manifest or concomitant with shame, absorb much of our clients’ mental activity – interfering with their spontaneity, intimacy and living joyfully in the present. The compounded and continual reinforcement of the belief ‘something is wrong with me’ presents the therapist with complex challenges which are specific and unique to the psychotherapy of shame, obsessions and habitual worrying.

Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 29 Nov 2019
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address Holiday Inn Kensington, Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SP
Amount £249
Organiser Nscience
Speaker Richard Erskine
CPD activity Workshop
Contact No. 020 7096 1722
Keywords anxiety, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic, Therapy
Regions Greater London