Without a doubt, the compassion we offer our clients is often a key part of their healing.
But how do we help our clients build compassion toward themselves . . .
. . . especially when they feel frozen and unable to act, cut off from themselves and those they care about? When their ability to be kind to themselves is blocked by a punishing inner critic?
Well, Laura Silberstein-Tirch, PsyD uses two powerful interventions from compassion-focused therapy to help her clients heal shame.
In the video below, you’ll hear the compelling case of Seth. Laura shares exactly what she did to help him end the cycle of shame-based paralysis and isolation.
Check it out – it’s about 4 minutes.
Laura’s approach can be powerful – especially for clients who might be equating compassion with “letting themselves off the hook.”
We’ll be getting into several other strategies for helping clients transform shame with self-compassion in this week’s session in The Clinical Application of Compassion program.
But for now, I’d like to hear from you. How have you helped a client heal from shame? Please share your experience in the comment section below.