Shame and Guilt

From the perspective of developing trauma and shock

The shame and the guilt

There is a shame that we can name as healthy and another that is not so healthy.

Healthy shame supports growth, “I” formation, and intimacy. We can see shame as a "guardian" in the face of our own privacy and intimacy limitations as an internal knowledge about what is or is not appropriate.

But the shame and guilt that result from trauma are often perceived as overwhelming and tormenting feelings that can build a negative belief system and doctrine. At an extreme, the impact of early developmental trauma and shock trauma can drive a person into a state of internal misery.

The dynamics that are created around guilt and shame are reactions to the lack of support and relational attunement on the part of parents.

The loss that is triggered as a result of this lack of support and attunement, has an impact on the nervous system, resulting in a distorted identification that causes a state of dysregulation.

Shame operates from the background and its dynamics prevent self-regulation.

From these attachment dynamics, the child develops adaptive behavior instead of manifesting his authentic self to his parents.

Understanding shame as a working mechanism, shame acts as a trigger, It consumes and mobilizes, but does not lead to an acceptable resolution.

Healthy shame supports growth, “I” formation, and intimacy.

In this workshop

We will explore the dynamics of shame and guilt in theory and practice and in relation to the nervous system:

Healthy shame
Healthy guilt
Shame and guilt in terms of evolution
Shame, guilt - shock and fright
Embarrassment in adolescence
Shame and guilt in terms of doctrines
The circle of relief
Healing cycle


Elisabeth Schneider-Kaiser

Recognized therapist in Europe in the field of shock and trauma effects, integrative healing approaches. She developed her own training in Attachment. She is a professor at NARM, and is a member of the Somatic Experiencig® faculty.

Trained in Behavioral Activation Therapy, in PCA Client-Centered Therapy with Carl Rogers, in ISP (Comprehensive Somatic Psychology), in Somatic Experience with Peter Levine, and in Narm (neuro-affective relational model). She works primarily with shock and trauma effects.

Individualized and group practices with experience of more than 30 years. It carries out Supervisions, Individual Sessions and Seminars in Germany, Italy, Spain and Denmark.

His work focuses on people. He works with the effects of shock and trauma in rape-abuse, prenatal reflexes and their impulses, embryology, understanding of the organs in relation to the shock of trauma, understanding… etc.

He has accompanied training teams for 15 years. He has a great variety of approach due to his long years of experience, which together with his curiosity, presence and attention give him a unique and close character to people.


Workshop details

Dates 2021:

March 19, 20 and 21


Friday and Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Sunday from 10am to 2pm.


260€ by registering before February 20


Curso Online

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Satyarthi Wuwei Producer and General Organizer