Brené Brown calls herself a “vulnerability researcher,” and through her work, she’s learned more about shame than she ever wanted to. I found her conclusions highly enlightening, and I quoted her in Recovering Agency on the chapter in shame. She also taught me more about unconditional love than I’ve learned from any other single source.
Healing from shame is possibly the most important aspect of recovering from a high-demand group or even from an abusive relationship or family of origin. And understanding a thing puts you halfway there towards healing from it.
Two TED Talks from Brené Brown on Shame and Vulnerability. Watch them in order. In addition to these, her website has more videos and helpful information on shame.
The Power of Vulnerability:
Listening to Shame