008 – I Should Know This Already! Dealing with the Shame of Learning

Dealing with The Shame of Learning

Do you ever tell yourself: “I should already know this!”, or “How can I be so stupid?”, or “What is wrong with me?” ?

In this podcast I talk about understanding and respecting the feeling of shame that learning can trigger, without becoming overwhelmed by it.

Ideas discussed in this episode:

  • The concept of healthy shame
  • Can you be vulnerable around your social circle?
  • Everything is a skill
  • “Therapy magic” – The incredible power of self-acceptance
  • Is it grandiosity to think that we should know “basic” things?


Steven Franssen’s YouTube Channel

Healing the Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw

The Six Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathaniel Branden

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