DOI: 10.14704/nq.2019.17.3.1987

Shame and The Family Project: An Interpersonal Neurobiological Perspective

Claire Von Kahle, David Allen, Keva Bethell, Marie Allen, Flavia D'Alessandro


This paper describes the powerful effect of shame in social fragmentation. Discussing different aspects of shame and the Contemplative Discovery Pathway Theory, the paper seeks to illustrate how Sigel’s Interpersonal Neurobiological Concept deepens our ability to understand the healing effect of group psychotherapy, enhancing neuroplasticity and well-being.


shame, neuroplasticity, empathy, discovery, well-being

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