Is Toxic Shame Impacting Your Choice Of Partners?

Is Toxic Shame Impacting Your Choice Of Partners?

The use of the term “toxic shame” was first introduced in the 1960’s by Sylvan Tomkins, an American psychologist, and theorist. While famous for many of his theories, perhaps his most well-known is affect theory, which includes shame. At its most...
The Link Between Addiction And Shame

The Link Between Addiction And Shame

Most people have had moments of being embarrassed and perhaps even humiliation in our lives. This is usually a result of doing something we see as foolish or wrong, or perhaps even unethical and unsavory. It is not about the act of doing something wrong; it is the way...
Harnessing Energy for Recovery

Harnessing Energy for Recovery

Recovery from any type of addiction is both physically as well as mentally exhausting and draining. For many people, it is literally peeling away layers upon layers of unhealthy behaviors and coping mechanisms to understand the root of the issue and then build new,...
Dysfunctional Families And Codependency

Dysfunctional Families And Codependency

Many adults who are codependent grew up in families where alcoholism by one or both parents was a fact of life. Other adults with codependency may have grown up in families where drug addiction, mental health conditions, physical health problems or general family...

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