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‘The Rescued Fragment’ What underlies shame? - Exploring the circle of shame and deception in psychotherapy

  • Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute (BRLSI) 16-18 Queen Square Bath, England, BA1 2HN United Kingdom (map)

Fiona Gardner

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist 

Shame and deceit are interwoven into a vicious circle; shame leads to deceit, deceit produces an underlying sense of helplessness, which then produces more deceit and self-condemnation, which produces even more shame, but underneath there is a fragile and vulnerable part - the true self - ‘the rescued fragment’ waiting to be discovered, welcomed and recovered. This talk will explore the complex, self-conscious emotion of shame and its different manifestations in psychotherapy.

Fiona Gardner worked as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and until recently was award leader for the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice at Bath Spa University. She is an associate member of BPC and SIP. Fiona is currently working as a consultant and spiritual director and is also a published author.

Tickets at the door only: £10 (refreshments included)