Give shame a voice in your conversations

International coach federation global conference, 3-6 October 2012, london Coaching in which shame isn’t talked about, probably isn’t going deep enough, said Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. “Shame is the most primitive feeling [we can have]. Forty years of data shows that people showing no capacity for connection experience, no shame, [are] psychopaths” said Brown in her keynote address. “Shame can’t survive being spoken…For shame to survive it needs secrecy, silence and judgment. [So] we talk about holding a...

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