My favourite part of the course was completing the shame grid and especially the rewording to powerful honesty. The use of powerful honesty helped me to challenge or “flip” the things I am ashamed of. I found that “bold, vulnerable and playful” was a helpful way to describe me at my best. I learned that even when I have been bold and playful I have been afraid of being vulnerable and lost the confidence and playfulness as a result.
Most of my shames centre around the idea that I'm not good enough already as I am and that I should be a better person, more of a man, and work harder. I re-articulated these shames using powerful honesty and found myself discussing these shames more freely with friends and family. The shame grid exercise was my favourite part of the course.
I opened up so vulnerably to some people that I can't even recognize myself after the transformation. I have had a few spurts of panic where I suddenly have my old beliefs or mindset and realize what I've been doing but they are a lot more short lived than they used to be and I deal with them in a healthier way. I can see my past shame as a gift that if I share it I could show someone else that secretly has the shame that it's nothing too bad. That keeps me vulnerable and open and it helps who knows who.
Shame undermines your self confidence and self acceptance by reinforcing your not good enough story. The more comfortable you can be with being open about the things that create shame in your life, the more confident you will become.
In this 5-day course, Coach Dave walks you through the process of identifying, revealing, and overcoming some of your greatest limiting beliefs.
The following courses need to be completed prior to taking this course.