Tag Archives: shame

  • Combatting Shame
    Sunday, December 27th, 2020

    Combatting Shame

    With sex and porn addiction, shame is the master emotion. A considerable amount of research makes it clear that not talking about feelings of shame is usually more damaging...
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  • Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head
    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

    Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head

    Shame loses its power when shared with another loving person. As sex and porn addicts, we can almost universally identify when other addicts talk about the ‘shitty committee’ that...
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  • Shame: The Wisdom of Sirius Black
    Friday, November 27th, 2020

    Shame: The Wisdom of Sirius Black

    Shame thrives in darkness, but withers in sunlight. In Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix, Harry fears the darkness with himself. When he shares this with his godfather,...
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  • How Shame Impacts Us
    Friday, November 20th, 2020

    How Shame Impacts Us

    David Fawcett PhD, LCSW There are many possible sources of shame, including secrets in one’s family of origin, abuse of various forms, body shame, mental health problems, work, financial...
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  • What Is Shame?
    Friday, November 13th, 2020

    What Is Shame?

    David Fawcett PhD, LCSW Shame is perhaps one of the most common emotions underlying addiction. This feeling is taught to us at an early age, and from many sources....
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  • Combatting Shame
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

    Combatting Shame

    Shame is an antisocial emotion. Talking about shame is the social solution. As active sex and porn addicts, we spent our days trying very hard to not feel our...
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  • Overcoming the Shame of Porn Addiction
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020

    Overcoming the Shame of Porn Addiction

    A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life. Porn addicts are often reluctant to seek help....
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  • Shame Resilience
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020

    Shame Resilience

    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....
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  • Sexual Shame and Substance Abuse
    Monday, August 10th, 2020

    Sexual Shame and Substance Abuse

    Understanding Sexual Shame No shame is more powerful than sexual shame. Often, sexual shame is linked to unresolved early-life sexual trauma. People who experience sexual abuse, neglect, violence, verbal...
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