STFU Self-loathing Edition – Therapist in the Wild [VIDEO]

In Therapist in the Wild by Dr. Keith Witt

We all learn shame as toddlers responding to the disapprovals that parents regularly are compelled to try to control us with–the average 10 to 17 month old hears the word “no” once every eight waking minutes. Since kids learn to parent themselves from  the ways they are parented, as we grow to be able to observe ourselves doing better or worse, we can disapprove of “worse” enough to feel guilt, remorse, or shame. Unfortunately, some of us can periodically dis ourselves so profoundly we become lost in self-loathing. This week’s TIW speaks to this distressing habit in our latest episode of STFU: Shut the f@#% up!–the self-loathing edition.