Treating Shame

Professional Series

Shame is a key driver in sexual brokenness, whether that be in the form of abuse, unwanted sexual behaviors, or sexual betrayal. In all these cases shame must be addressed for healing to take place. Pastors, Counselors, Group Leaders, and Mentors all need to understand how shame may be portrayed, the sources of shame, and how to treat shame. This is a critical element for professionals to master.

This 6-Part Series Includes

Part 1: Embarrassment, Shame, & Guilt

Shame is a primary driving force behind unwanted sexual behaviors. Learn to identify and guide healing in the sources of shame in order to find freedom to move away from destructive behaviors.

Part 2: Shame in Key Relationships

Taking a look at how shame affects relationships and how relationships are viewed. Concludes with a  family of origin assignment suggestion.

Part 3: Spiritual Foundations

Considering what it looks like to come alongside people who suffer from shame the ways Jesus demonstrated. Then we take a look at an awareness building model as a tool to help others defeat shame.

Part 4: Grace & Rest

How the rhythms of rest help remove shame as well as a look at VanVonderen’s Rest Cycle. Concludes by considering how shame can become grace.

Part 5: Forgiveness & Change

Considers what forgiveness looks like for someone whose shame is the results of actions by others toward them. Discovering how we can help people become resilient against shame. Concludes by considering some spiritual foundations related to shame.

Part 6: Concluding Comments for Professionals

A brief look at considerations for various kinds of professionals who are helping people on the journey to recovery and healing. Includes recommendations for pastors, therapists, support group leaders, and mentors. 

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Courses are regularly $19 each. This bundle saves you $29 over the regular price.



Dr. Richard Shaw

Dr. Richard Shaw, DMFT, LMFT, LMHC, Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University.

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