(ep. 015) Releasing Shame with Rachel Grant

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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


Links and Resources:

Reference Material:
Rachel Grant’s Website
Rachel Grant’s Book | Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse
Rachel Grant’s Beyond Surviving Program
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