Unmasking Shame to Heal and Move Forward

  • Friday, November 19, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Live Event via Zoom


Program Information:

Title: Unmasking Shame to Heal and Move Forward

Presenter:  Sandra B Stanford, LMHC

Date:  November 19, 2021

Live Event: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

(Announcements, virtual networking) 9:00-9:30am; (Presentation) 9:30-10:30am

*Your Zoom link will be sent out at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.*

Presentation Summary:

Have you ever wondered what role shame plays in your clients’ lives and how to help them to unmask shame and to heal from it? It is now acknowledged that shame is one of the most important and frequent client experiences in the counseling process. Sandra B. Stanford is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator for an effective and empirically established approach based on the research of Dr. Brene’ Brown, a shame researcher. Sandra also studied Diane Poole Heller’s Therapy Mastermind Circle: Shame Healing Hidden Wounds. With Sandra’s expertise and using the research of Brene’ Brown and Diane Poole Heller, not only will shame triggers be identified but an awareness will be gleaned of how shame interactions contribute to conflict and deeply impacts relationships. In cultivating awareness about shame, a community of people can discover how to heal and utilize shame resilience strategies to live courageously. 

Learning objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Define and identify the physiology of shame.

  2. Define the differences between guilt and shame.

  3. Explain three common shame shields we use to protect ourselves from feeling shame.

  4. Explore, explain, and discuss shame resilience strategies:

*Deb Dana’s hand on back exercise

*Reducing Shame Exercise-Spiraling Technique

*Shame Shields

*Permission Slips

*Dr. Robert Miller’s Shame Release Protocol

Speaker Bio:

Sandra B Stanford works as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Charis Counseling Center’s satellite office in Titusville, FL. Sandra earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Sandra’s therapeutic style is collaborative in nature where her goal is to help clients recognize, define, and achieve growth and healing in their hearts and homes. Sandra and her husband David have been married over 30 years and have two adult children, Jonathan and Anna Beth, a son in love, Christopher, and two grandsons, Ashton and Elliot.

Sandra is Certified in EMDR Therapy which is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress.

Additionally, Sandra enjoys working with couples and is certified in the Prepare/Enrich program. She is trained in Emotional Intimacy which teaches couples how to connect on a deeper level. Sandra specializes in Affair Healing. She is the founder of Our Marriage Matters and offers faith-based retreats for couples. She is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator utilizing the work of Brene’ Brown. Sandra is an active member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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