With a culture in which we have to have jobs, children, hobbies, online presesnces, friends, etc. we can sometimes feel like we are not good enough. This goes back to childhood. In childhood we had many pressures coming from being socialized (going to school, being in a family, being part of society) In order to survive we had to adapt how we acted in order to get attention, love, friendship from others. In that process we had to give up a part of ourselves. We learned to dislike the parts of ourselves that formed in this survival process. The one who is quiet to avoid getting yelled at. The one who is non confrontational to avoid getting picked on. The one who pretended to be someone else, etc. This behavior caused us to hate these part of ourselves since they masked out true selves. We stopped being and acting as our true nature. We then hated ourselves for this. This workshop reveals the origin of self-hate, how self-hate works, how to identify it, and how to go beyond it. It provides examples of some of the forms self-hate takes, including taking blame but not credit, holding grudges, and trying to be perfect, and explores the many facets of self-hate, including its role in addiction, the battering cycle, and the illusion of control.
I will be teaching and coaching you through this process. I have a bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Education and have been teaching these workshops to other adults in variuos settings. I also have been incorporating into my life for many many years. This book and practice has saved me in many times of crisis and has opened up doors for me to be closer to who I wish to be in the world.
25 slots only.