Yesterday we at Denver Institute for Faith & Work had the privilege of welcoming author and psychiatrist Curt Thompson to Denver. We began with a conversation with pastors on how shame influences our brains, our vocations, and pastoral ministry; we then heard Curt speak at Colorado Community Church to 150 attendees on how to heal shame through retelling a different story about ourselves; he ended his time giving a workshop on shame for therapists in the Denver area. His combination of neuroscience, psychiatry, interpersonal biology, Christian theology and spiritual formation practices was, well, I’ve never heard anything like it… The videos of his talks will be available on our vimeo channel in about a month. Until then, here are some of my favorite quotes from his time with us. Seven Quotes from Curt Thompson on Shame 1. “Shame is directly connected to your ability to do creative, liberating work.” 2. “Shame was operative in the garden of Eden even before Eve ate the fruit; the serpent introduced it before the Fall.” 3....Read More
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