Power of word
Both are excellent links, guys!
These treatments of shame help to cultivate its release.
I am a fan and practitioner of Buddhist tradition because it works for me and I can reconcile it with modern thinking.
The technique of Vipassanna or mindful awareness meditation uses focus of intellect (frontal cortex) on the llimbic (fear, shame, angst, etc) and links it to the prefrontal cortex (compassion, comfort, ease). This dissipates and inhibits the limbic activation, as sort of neuronal patch on a leaky limbic system.
These have been demonstrated on PET scans of Tibetan monks while meditating.
The above is experienced as becoming aware of the intense shame, focussing on every aspect and awareness of it, and then reaching for deep compassion for/from one's Heart.
Heart: (defined as the core of the desire to experience the joy of living, or more simply, the innocent inner child)
The more ways that people find to release shame by using this potential and resiliance within us, the more victories of nonviolence over the violence of oppression will be won.
Love and affirmation,
Forrester Tongpa Nyi (formerly Ash Phoenix, faeries evolve! )
When you come to know that your entitlement to joy is a given, All that remains is the exploration of the many different ways to let it in