(ep. 015) Releasing Shame with Rachel Grant
February 20, 2019
Rachel Grant is a sexual abuse recovery coach and the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching. She also holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and is the author or Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse.
Rachel’s Beyond Surviving program has been specifically designed to change the way we think about heal from abuse. Based on her educational training, study of neuroscience, and lessons learned from her own journey, she has successfully used this program since 2007 to help her clients break free from the past and move with their lives.
In this episode, Rachel explains the distinction between guilt and shame and, through the lens of trauma and sexual abuse, explains how that shame clutters our mind climate. She also provides us with some techniques for breaking the shame cycle on a neurological level.
What you'll hear in this episode:
What Rachel loves about what she does
How Rachel defines shame and what shape it takes when it comes to sexual abuse
How shame clutters our mind climate
The distinction between guilt and shame
What becomes possible when you release shame and declutter your mind
The pitfall some might experience when releasing shame
A brief explanation of the neurological effect of trauma and some techniques to help heal from it