Erin Merrihew (CNVC Certified Trainer)

Location: Zoom
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Date and Time:

   Thu, Jul 9, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


   We’ve all felt that feeling—the ache of unworthiness. Believing that we’re bad, wrong, or not enough. Feeling shut down, checked out, and alone. Flooded with embarrassment. Wanting to numb out. Wishing we could disappear.

Shame shows up differently for each of us, but it’s universal. We all feel shame from time to time. And no matter how it expresses, there’s one common ingredient: suffering.

Here are some of the behaviors we can develop as a result of unhealed shame:

- Workaholism, over-achieving & controlling behavior
- People-pleasing, co-dependence & boundarylessness
- Judgment, blame, gossip & revenge
- Taking things personally, defensiveness, comparison & impostor syndrome
- Self-sabotage, procrastination, manipulation, lying & secret-keeping

Shame is painful. It’s one of the most powerful emotional experiences we know! When we fall into shame, it spirals us downward in what can feel like an endless and inescapable cycle of torture. Shame hurts, and that hurt often drives us to treat ourselves and others badly. And somehow, the whole time, shame has us convinced we’re so “bad” at our core that we “deserve” to suffer.

Listen: you don’t deserve to be trapped in pain. Nobody does. Self-love and happiness are your birthright, and contrary to what you might have come to believe, you feeling shame doesn’t serve anything positive. In fact, your freedom, self-acceptance and joy are the greatest gifts you can offer yourself and the world!

You have the power to transform your shame. The shame you experience isn’t your fault, and it’s not a life sentence. Most of our shame is inherited from unhelpful cultural and familial norms, and false belief systems we unconsciously internalized. We can’t always control when or why we feel shame, but we can learn to compassionately work through and heal our shame when it comes up.

It’s time to release your shame and step into the truth of who you are. You get to decide the extent to which shame shapes who you are and how you live. You deserve to be radiantly self-accepting and unapologetically free.  If you’re ready to lovingly transform your shame and reconnect to your wholeness, come join us on this Shame Liberation journey!

Join us for a 60-minute FREE workshop to understand how shame works, and learn to catch it and transform it in your day-to-day.

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  • Erin is a Communication & Empowerment Coach and CNVC Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication, based in Seattle. For more info about her approach and style, visit
  • For any questions about this training, please contact Erin directly at e r i n AT DOMAIN erinmerrihew~com

Who is it for?

  Anyone interested in experiencing less shame, building their capacity to move through shame, and living from a place of greater worthiness and self-esteem.