Toxic Shame is a neurotic, irrational feeling of worthlessness, humiliation, self loathing and paralysing feeling that has been inflicted onto an individual through repeated, traumatic experiences often, but not always, rooted in childhood.
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It is described as toxic both because it permeates and corrupts every level of the human system and because of the corrosive effect it has on the individuals psychological outlook, emotional states and ability to maintain a positive self image.
Handling Toxic Shame is key to overcoming the effects of Complex PTSD that is rooted in adverse childhood conditions. Complex PTSD is the effects of being raised in a traumatic, confusing, violent, demanding and contrary emotional environment. It is like PTSD...