About Shame


There are so many good resources online.  Help Yourself was recommended to me recently by someone who found it helpful.  It is a website that addresses many mental health related topics.

About Shame

The information I found there about shame was a nice summary, with many good reminders for people who struggle with toxic shame. It starts off by differentiating between shame and guilt, and then continues:

Shame is not the same as guilt.

When we feel guilt, it’s about something we did.
When we feel shame, it’s about who we are.

When we feel guilty we need to learn
that it’s OK to make mistakes.

When we feel shame we need to learn
that it’s OK to be who we are!


Shame comes from being taught
that we are worthless or bad or something similar…

(Click here to read more about shame)

Shame – What You Can Do About It

There is also a second article which provides more tips on reducing toxic shame.

To overcome shame, you need to learn that
it’s OK to be who you are!

To get there, you must have
and absorb deeply
many separate moments
of being accepted, loved, or valued.

I’ll be giving you some practical ideas about how to do this…

(click here to read more about shame – what you can do about it)

Anda Jines MS LCPC offers mental health counseling services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, in Tinley Park, IL (60477);  near Orland Park, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Palos Heights, Mokena, and Frankfort.  Click here for more about Anda Jines.

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