Healing the Shame that Binds You

Denver, Colorado
Friday, May 06, 2011
Healing the Shame that Binds You
Friday, May 06, 2011 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Mountain Time)

Grand Hyatt - Denver, Colorado
1750 Welton Street
Denver, Colorado 80202-3999
United States

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About the Presenter

       John Bradshaw, MA

John Bradshaw, MA, Fellow of The Meadows, has combined his exceptional skills as counselor, author, theologian and public speaker for the past four decades to become a world-renowned figure in the fields of addictions, recovery, family systems and the concept of toxic shame.  John has written three New York Times best-selling books: Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, Creating Love, and Healing the Shame That Binds You. His latest book is titled Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason.



Healing the Shame that Binds You

In John Bradshaw's New York Times best-selling book, Healing the Shame That Binds You, he introduced us to the concept of toxic shame; this workshop offers new strategies for healing that shame.   Neuroscientific research has clearly established the "affect system" as the primary motivator of human behavior and the nondominant hemisphere as the seat and regulator of the affect system.  No affect is more vital for our dignity, honor, and sense of self than shame. When the nondominant hemisphere is dysfunctional, our sense of shame becomes toxic and reactive. We now understand that the healing of toxic shame involves strategies aimed at the intuitive "felt thought" cognition of the nondominant part of the brain. This workshop will introduce several "right brain" (nondominant) healing strategies, such as music and poetry, as well as other exercises aimed at ameliorating the intensity of toxic shame scenes stored in the brain's amygdala.


Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

*           How the affect shame becomes a toxic identity

*           The critical importance of rapport and prudent "self-disclosure"

*           Why the "talking cure" is limited

Friday, May 6, 2011
  • Location
    Grand Hyatt Denver
    1750 Welton Street.
    Denver, Colorado  80202-3999

    Registration          9:00 a.m. -   9:30 a.m.
    Lecture                 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    Lunch                     12 noon -   1:00 p.m. (on your own)
    Lecture                 1:00 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.

    $95 per person / $85 online registration
    (includes lecture and materials and 5 continuing education credits)
    Hotel valet parking is discounted to $10 for the day; otherwise, street lot parking is available in the area.

  • Confirmation letter will be emailed.

  • A fee of $15 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be made in writing to The Meadows, 553 W. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390, fax: 928-684-7821, or email: events@themeadows.com; no refunds will be given on or after the event date.
  • The Meadows is committed to providing all attendees equal access to this event; call two weeks prior to event for ADA needs.
Earn 5 Continuing Education Credits
The Meadows provides 5 continuing education credits from the following agencies:
  • NAADAC Approved Provider. Provider # 000217, 5 CEU’s. 
  • The Meadows is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education. Provider # 5687, 5 CEU’s.
  • Course meets qualification for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSW as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # 2645, 5 Credits.
  • Provider Approved by CAADAC. Provider # OS-03-960-0811, 5 Advanced CEH’s.
  • Provider Approved by CAADE. Provider # CP40 905 C 0713, 5 CEH’s.
  • MFT for the State of Illinois. Provider # 168-000155.
  • LCSW/LSW for the State of Illinois. Provider # 159-000839.
  • Texas State Board of MFT Approved. Provider # 418. 
  • MSW for the State of Texas. Provider # 2462.


Certificate of Completion
You must attend the lecture in its entirety. No partial credit will be given. No exceptions. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/ certification boards to determine eligibility to meet your continuing education requirements.


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