We are only as sick as our secrets.
In her book Daring Greatly, Brené Brown writes, “Shame resilience is about moving from shame to empathy – the real antidote to shame. If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive. Self-compassion is also critically important, but because shame is a social concept – it happens between people – it also heals best between people.” This is why sex and porn addicts have so much trouble healing on their own. Without the empathetic support provided in group therapy, 12-Step sexual recovering meetings, and the like, shame continues to fester and to drive the addiction.
Task for Today
In therapy or in a social support group, share about one of your worst sexual moments.