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The S word:

“No one wants to talk about it. And the less you talk about it, the more you have it.”
- Brené Brown

As social animals, shame is the instinct that regulates all of our emotions, social interactions, and relationships. Brené Brown calls shame “the master emotion”.

But most people think they don’t even have it! That’s because wired right into shame is a natural aversion to shame itself. The result is a society that’s willfully blind to the very force that holds it together.


One of the most powerful ways to overcome shame is just to talk about it! This meetup will take a fun and lighthearted approach to shame education with casual discussions, games, and exercises designed to help us all understand and deal with shame in a healthier way.

Since everyone experiences shame, this group is open to everyone!

We will be announcing our first meetup soon. Until then, check out our podcast for more info about shame: https://discomfortable.net

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Getting Discomfortable: Let's Talk About Shame!

Vancouver Public Library, Kitsilano Branch

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