Shame Workshop – 3rd July 2017


Date:                           Monday 3rd July 2017

Venue:                       The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy

Time:                        10.00 am  –  5.00 pm

Cost:                           £135.00   (Deposit £75 non-refundable. Cheques payable to:  Manchester Trainings)

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Presented by Amanda Phillips :

Shame is the affect which is the source of many complex and disturbing inner states: depression, alienation, self-doubt, isolating loneliness, paranoid and schizoid phenomena, compulsive disorders, splitting of the self, perfectionism, a deep sense of inferiority, inadequacy or failure, the so-called borderline conditions and disorders of narcissism”

Shame is a normal human emotion and necessary for our development as a human being. However it can take over our very being and become our identity. When shame is internalized in this way we believe that we are flawed, worthless and alone. This can leave one feeling powerless and that there is no way out. We can be the interpersonal bridge offering our clients a way back from the toxic shame by transforming it into a more healthy shame.


Together in this workshop we will explore:

  • Shame and its many faces
  • Where shame comes from
  • How shame is experienced and the internalization process
  • The impact on the development of identity
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Restoring the interpersonal bridge

Amanda has had 20 years of experience of working with children and young people in numerous settings such as schools, colleges, hostels and private practice. As a Psychotherapist this work includes school’s counsellor, family therapy and in-depth 1-1 with homeless teenagers. She runs groups on self esteem, anger management and provides training for the City council on attachment, engaging young people and managing challenging behaviour. Her passion and respect for young people combined with her warmth and humour allows the young person to feel safe enough to engage and build a relationship where change can take place.   Amanda has been in private practice with adults for over 12 years using an Integrative approach which draws on a variety of modalities including TA, Gestalt, CBT and Humanistic. She believes that the theoretical model forms the backdrop to her work but that it is the relationship between which is fundamental to growth and change. She works therapeutically part time at a pupil referral unit and part time at the Institute