Category Archives: Shame

Fundamental Anxiety: The Anxiety of Being Who You Are

Does Your Life Feel Disingenuous? Sometimes in therapy I come across clients who report they don’t really know what they truly want or who they really are. They have been so used to adapting to others or trying to be who they think they should be that they have lost touch with themselves and have…
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Shame: The Hidden Root of Most Psychological Problems

You won’t find “disorders of shame” as a category in the DSM-5 (the official American catalogue over mental health diagnoses), and yet shame is probably the biggest single cause of most of our psychological problems. Shame is often the secret engine that get us started on a path of disordered eating, makes us feel bad…
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