Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, NCC CDWF syllabus Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, NCC, CDWF Syllabus

Courage and Compassion: Journeying Through Shadows of Shame to Authenticity Instructor: Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, NCC, CDWF  

Course Description: No one goes through life unscathed. We work with individuals that struggle to obtain the lives and relationships that they desire. A variety of obstacles hold them back: their self-concept, self-worth, negative messages, and behavior sometimes leading to self-destruction. All of these can be directly connected to shame. Our brain works hard to protect us and help us avoid the uncomfortable and then turns against us when we feel vulnerable. Shame and fear can drive our lives. Learn how to recognize and identify shame and its counterparts as well as the implementation of mindfulness, connection, and self-compassion techniques for shame resilience. It is through this application that we assist others to embrace their authentic self and live a wholehearted life.

Learning Goals:  To identify how shame and fear is formulated through human developmental stages  To identify psychological and behavioral effects of shame based culture.  Explore research pertaining to neurological and biological effects of shame.  Assess effective experiential interventions aimed at empowering individuals suffering from effects of shame based relational interactions.  Explore ways individuals express shame through self-harming behaviors, self-limiting beliefs and activation of emotional and psychological symptoms.