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Shame, Humiliation, Blushing
By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Your Future Self
When we accept distressing emotions as being a natural part of life, it’s ironically linked to experiencing them less and, in the long run, having better emotional health.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on February 26, 2019 in Women Who Stray
Sextortion threats are proliferating. The only viable strategy is to expose them, and potentially yourself.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on February 24, 2019 in Shame
Do you believe gay men aren't masculine? Think again.
By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on February 24, 2019 in In It Together
Emotional vulnerability becomes strength in loving relationships.
By Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Understanding Narcissism
Are you wondering why your narcissistic partner always blames you, even when it's obvious that it's not your fault?
By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on February 15, 2019 in Rediscovering Love
Who are you sexually — and are you okay with it?
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
Shame and guilt are warning signs that your behavior has either let you or someone else down. Shame, though, locks you in place, while guilt may propel you forward in a good way.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on February 05, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
Practicing self-compassion can help us cope with suffering, according to Dr. Joshua Knabb. In this interview, he explains the importance of self-compassion in resilience.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 05, 2019 in Finding a New Home
I recently interviewed Dr. Paul Gilbert, known for his research on shame and self-compassion. This is the second of a two-part interview.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 04, 2019 in Finding a New Home
I recently interviewed Dr. Paul Gilbert, known for his research on shame and self-compassion. This is the first of a two-part interview. Part 2 will be published shortly.
By Rita Watson MPH on February 01, 2019 in With Love and Gratitude
When it comes to trauma survivors, well-run groups—both self-help groups and therapy groups—are critical for recovery.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on January 24, 2019 in Talking About Trauma
Many mothers suffer from stress, shame, and guilt associated with breastfeeding.
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on January 19, 2019 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
Few events are more gut-wrenching than separating from someone you love. This article explores how we can tap into inner resources to us heal and move forward.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Impractical Jokers is an outrageous TV show, where all kinds of people are put in uncomfortable and inappropriate situations. Why are we drawn to entertainment of this nature?
By Robert Kurzban Ph.D. on January 15, 2019 in Mind Design
Joe McCarthy thought that he was patriotically rooting out communism. What do you think you're rooting out?
By Sarah Epstein MFT on January 14, 2019 in Between the Generations
Does your family have secrets?
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on January 11, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
How group therapy can reduce social anxiety.
By Laura Martocci Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in You Can’t Sit With Us
An Arizona high school requires low-performing students to wear a scarlet badge. This isn't against the law—but is it okay?
By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on January 06, 2019 in The Teen Doctor
The secret to avoiding the three most common types of embarrassing moments.
By Laura Martocci Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in You Can’t Sit With Us
Before deciding it is bad parenting, think about the ways in which public humiliation (a time-worn, cross-cultural social control) is embedded in accepted parenting practices.
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on January 03, 2019 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
Life presents unavoidable losses and adversity that we have little control over. But we do have control over how we relate to what happens to us. How can we find our balance?
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on January 03, 2019 in Beauty Sick
Our motivations for exercise matter. Try framing fitness goals in terms of health instead of body shape.
By Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on December 31, 2018 in The Compassion Chronicles
How to set achievable goals for 2019.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on December 30, 2018 in Moral Landscapes
I grew up with shame — feeling worthless and that people found out. It's an overwhelming desire to crawl into a hole and disappear. How does this terrible state develop?
By Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on December 27, 2018 in The Compassion Chronicles
Creating your goals for 2019? Self-encouragement can help.