In this episode of MMM, Lucy and Suzanna explore shame and vulnerability using Brene Brown’s discoveries as a shame researcher.
“I define shame as the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection. I don’t believe shame is helpful or productive. When we experience shame, we feel disconnected and desperate for worthiness. Full of shame or the fear of shame, we are more likely to engage in self-destructive behaviours and to attack or shame others. In fact, shame is related to violence, aggression, depression, addiction, eating disorders and bullying”. – Brene Brown
Suzanna also discusses the ‘empathy’ as the antidote to shame, and outlines how to identify and deal with it.
- Know your triggers
- Reality check them
- Reach out and share your story
- Speak to the shame
Suzanna, a hypnotherapist, music manager and wellness manager offers her advice and tips on how to deal with this difficult time, as the duo reflect on their own experiences of depression and anxiety as creatives.
Join the duo on their journey to break down the barriers of mental health, with an episode dropping every week.
A very special thankyou to HYPNOTYST who created the jingle for the podcast.