We have added this paper to the site (inspite of the rather repelling title!) , firstly because the Stone Institute based in Wellesley College, Massachusetts USA have developed a Relational-Cultural model of therapy that has been influential in bringing the ‘Relational Turn’ to psychotherapeutic practice, and they have a policy of making their papers and research open sourced, thereby opening up huge resources for everyone interested.

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Secondly, because Shame and Humiliation are the experiences that lie at the heart of so much mental health distress, this article explains how these human experiences impact us, and how working relationally can repair the sense of isolation and disconnection these experiences engender in us.

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Shame Humiliation article Stone Institute