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Shame: A journey through history, light and shadow

Scham – eine Einführung Einleitung Scham ist ein Gefühl, das so alt ist wie die Menschheit selbst und dessen Verständnis sich im Laufe der Zeit erheblich gewandelt hat. Von den antiken Gesellschaften, die Scham eng mit Ehre verknüpften, bis hin zur modernen Psychologie, die sie als selbstbezogene Emotion untersucht, bietet dieser Begriff einen faszinierenden Einblick […]

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The faces of shame

Die Vielschichtigkeit der Scham: Einblicke und Fragen zur Bewältigung   Scham wird in verschiedenen Weisen definiert. Léon Wurmser stellt in Die Masken der Scham – Die Psychoanalyse von Schamaffekten und Schamkonflikten fest, dass Scham ein uraltes Gefühl ist und eine wichtige Abwehr gegenüber anderen Gefühlen darstellt. Scham wird oft mit Schwäche, Makeln und Schande assoziiert.

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Shame and guilt: definitions, similarities and differences

Shame and guilt Shame and guilt are two different reactions to misbehaviour or in relation to oneself. The similarities and differences between shame and guilt are described below. Definitions Shame “Shame” refers to the feeling of embarrassment or humiliation caused by a perceived failure, inadequacy or violation of social norms. It involves a negative evaluation

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Maladaptive Daydreaming: Understanding, Treating and Overcoming – A Comprehensive Guide

All about maladaptive daydreaming (MD): causes, therapies and self-help strategies Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) is an intense form of immersion in dream content accompanied by an exuberant imagination and the tendency to regularly escape from the present into inner images and imaginary worlds over long periods. This tendency is the fundamental characteristic of maladaptive daydreaming. It

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The meaning of kindness in a neoliberal world

Freundlichkeit unterbewertet: Einblicke in die Sozialpsychologie unserer Gesellschaft 1. Einführung: Die Rolle der Freundlichkeit in der modernen Gesellschaft Freundlichkeit gilt oft als selbstverständliche Tugend in der Gesellschaft, doch ihre Bedeutung wird häufig geringgeschätzt. Dabei spielt dieser Begriff, geprägt von Gesten der Fürsorge und des Mitgefühls, spielt eine zentrale Rolle in unseren sozialen Interaktionen und im

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Childhood trauma: replacement child syndrome — correcting an error

Replacement child syndrome: New perspectives on coping with trauma and emotional development in families The concepts of the “replacement child syndrome” are often based on Kristina E. Schellinki’s ideas, which are, however, characterized by her theoretical orientation towards the psychoanalysis of C. G. Jung. According to this theory, “replacement children” suffer from an identity disorder

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Self-doubt and toxic shame

From overthinking to self-acceptance: how to overcome self-doubt and toxic shame 1. Self-doubt and trauma identity Self-doubt … questions your own abilities, decisions, or self-worth. Instead of a reflection and examination, doubts are negative thoughts or inner criticism that do not deepen knowledge about oneself, but rather impair confidence in one’s own competence and self-image.

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Childhood trauma: allowing closeness – a holistic approach

Alain de Botton on closeness – a guide to overcoming toxic feelings of shame and guilt I. Introduction    – Alain de Botton on proximity When toxic feelings of shame and guilt make trust and closeness impossible, Alain de Botton, a renowned philosopher and author, offers profound insights into closeness. That topic occupies a central

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Childhood Trauma: “The Art of Loving”

Life help from Erich Fromm Introduction “Is love an art?” asked the psychoanalyst and philosopher Erich Fromm in 1956 and developed his theory of love in response. He analysed who, why and how we love. The book also looked at the disintegration of love in contemporary Western society, and his thoughts on this have lost

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Childhood trauma: connecting with your inner child

Embracing healing: strategies and practices for reconnecting with the inner child Introduction The concept of the “inner child.” The “inner child” concept refers to a part of your personality deeply rooted in childhood experiences and influences. It contains the sum of early childhood impressions, including positive and negative experiences. The inner child is the part

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