The Shame at the Heart of Addiction
For me, over the last ten years, it has become very clear that the toxic shame ingrained in my brain, from early childhood maltreatment, is at the core of my addictive behaviours.
I will be posting here on this page on the role of shame in addictive behaviour and how to address shame in recovery.
This video is the fifth out of six videos and brilliantly describes how shame activates and maintains addictive behaviours – I urge you to watch all of these videos.
Becoming a Human Being not a Human Doing
Great insight here in how we need to become vulnerable and trusting in order to recover from the shame that drives our addictive behaviours.
Ultimately recovery becomes a process of becoming more human!
Allowing yourself to become more human…the healing in recovery involves the healing of human relationships.
Shame and Guilt
Some Blogs related to the central role of shame in addictive behaviours
This article is a review of the idea that shame is a master emotion affect other negative emotions in a tapestry of affect.
Academic Blogs from Inside the Alcoholic Brain