Called into Recovery

Recovery has been along and painful journey. In 1997, a counselor told me I carried Toxic Shame. I couldn't grasp what it meant. I read books on it and pondered on it until two years ago, I finally was able to grasp that subconsciously I had the constant feelings and thoughts about myself of being inadequate, inferior, not good enough, not lovable, not wanted, not likable, something is wrong with me, why can't I fit in, etc. while being in a group of friends or family or work associates, or parties. I learned that I would isolate myself within a group of people and withdraw inward with a huge weight on my chest that was very painful. I did not know what it was or how to deal with it. I just sat in my pain of the unknown within myself. I now have at least recognized what is going on, but have no idea how to heal my wounds of toxic shame.

Comments for Called into Recovery

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 28, 2016
by: Don

Hello CiR,

Very good! "How to heal?" is the right question to ask after one can see the wounds. There are a lot of pages on this website devoted to answering that question -- so much so that it can get overwhelming trying to find a place to start. Not to mention the triggering that happens when we begin to look inward!

Reaching out like this is ALWAYS a great place to start... In fact, if you or anyone else ever feel stuck, please do not hesitate to email us your question or set up a free 20 minute telephone consultation to talk about it.

With Regards,
Don Carter, MSW, LCSW

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to The Iceberg Discussion Forum.

Book Appointment with Don or Angie Carter

Visit Us on Facebook...

Like this Page? Pass it On...