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Overcoming toxic shame: a path to healthy identity and self-worth

Strategies for overcoming toxic shame Introduction to toxic shame Toxic shame is a profound emotional experience that harms self-image. It goes beyond simple shame and leads to long-term psychological problems. Foundations for a healthy identity and self-esteem Overcoming this involves developing a holistic view of oneself and a healthy sense of self-worth. Several prerequisites are […]

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Toxic shame: understanding and overcoming its effects

The profound impact of toxic shame Introduction: The nature of toxic shame Toxic shame is an intense feeling of inferiority and of not being enough. It is a paralysing and pervasive form of shame that is deeply ingrained in the self-image of those affected. It is characterised by feelings of worthlessness, inadequacy and self-loathing. Unlike

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Toxic Shame: Hidden Roots, Visible Impact

Psychological and social roots of shame Introduction Imagine your every action and thought being constantly judged by an unseen audience. Such constant judgement will lead to a deep-rooted sense of shame that questions your very self. That is toxic shame. Shame is a universal feeling that we all recognise. But when it turns into the

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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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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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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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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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Unveiling the Potential of The Five Tibetans in Healing Childhood Trauma

Embrace the Restorative Power of Simple Exercises for Profound Wellness and Trauma Recovery I. Introduction Defining Childhood Trauma and Its Various Forms Childhood trauma refers to childhood experiences that are emotionally painful or stressful and lead to lasting psychological and physical effects. Exploring Causes of Childhood Trauma Trauma in children stems from various sources, scaffolded

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