August 31, 2021

Podcast 56: 3 Ways to Shift Shame to Self-Compassion

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Anxiety in the Midst of Shifting Religious Beliefs

Joanne Williams interviews, Amanda Waldron, LCSW, she tells her story of a life experience that shook her faith and now helps her clients as a Licensed MH professional.  She’s launching a new venture called Hey Amanda!  A mentoring program, where anyone can come by video chat who is having doubts about their beliefs in their Christian faith to be listened to and supported.

Amanda is a Clinical Social Worker, that works in Grand Rapids, MI where she supports clients around anxiety in life transitions, and distressing life events as a therapist. She shares what she has learned on her journey to Make this process easier for others.

3 ways to Shift Shame to Self-compassion:

  1. Identify consciously what you are feelings. Guilt is a gateway to shame in her body, that can move into depression is you are not aware of it.
  2. Patterns of thinking that keep unhealthy thoughts
  3. Shifting to non judgement to self-compassion

Self-compassion gives you options to make kinder choices of self-acceptance.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) gave her Ideas of how to change her thoughts affecting how she feels.

She offers a quiz of the unhealthy thinking style with

This is by no means a replacement for therapy of any medical attention if you need it.  Always reach out and take care of yourself or if you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there is always someone standing by at 1800-273-8255 or call 911. Remember to Share the Love.

Remember to practice the skills we shared today to feel more joys in your life.

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