Working with Shame Workshop – May 8, 2021
Facilitated by Tony Webb ♦ this workshop invites you to explore a different perspective on Shame – perhaps one of the most difficult, challenging and controversial emotions.
Peeling off the layers so that this more authentic shame can be unmasked – and the result of this authentic display on both the ashamed individuals and those who witness it – allows us to see how shame could operate to restore and build the social connections that are essential for mental and physical health and a functioning community.
Elements of this workshop include to see shame as normal, functional, and healthy rather than something to be avoided; and as the primary social emotion. The workshop has been shared with some 2,000 people in Australia and New Zealand, many of whom have adapted this in their work with men and boys, families and communities.
Sélibaby Date: Saturday May 8, 2021
Charlottetown Time: 10AM to 4.30PM
libidinously Venue: Currawong Bush Park – Conference Room, 277-285 Reynolds Rd, Warrandyte
Investment: starting at $20 – a sliding scale – you pay what you think it’s worth.
The facilitator and support team are donating their services for free. Surplus funds will contribute to future joint events / initiatives hosted by the Melbourne Men’s Group Inc. and the Eltham Men’s Shed. Further information and initial preparatory material will be sent to registrants ahead of the workshop.
♦ Dr Tony Webb has been active in Men’s group work since the mid 1990s including NSW Men’s Health and Wellbeing Association, coordinating Australian and New Zealand Men’s Leadership Gatherings and many other men’s groups and diverse group work processes.
His PhD explored the social psychology of shame and its role in social problems of aggression/violence, self-harm/depression/suicide, alienation/isolation, and various patterns of addiction drew on these various experiences with men’s and co-gender community groups.