Building Shame Resilience in Healthcare

Program Date

May 10, 2018   8:00 am – 12:30 pm     Download PDF Brochure

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Program Location:

Acute Care Education
7200 NE 41st Street, Suite 206
Vancouver, WA 98662

Cost: $89.00 Special Nurse Appreciation Week Cost: $79.00

Program Description

Shame resilience is a relatively new concept in healthcare theories. Researcher Brene Brown has described shame as an “intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.” Since by nature we are all flawed human beings (and healthcareproviders!) at times we will all feel shame in our personal and professional lives. The problem with shame is that it causes us to doubt our own self-worth and we usually react by avoidance, withdrawing or lashing out at self/others. Learning to cope with our own shame helps us stay engaged in our lives in a healthy way and recognize ways we may be contributing to a shameful environment at home or in the workplace. This course will help you to understand the nature of shame on the personal and professional level and be able to identify individual triggers. Through a variety of activities, you will create tools to deal with shame. Most importantly we will create a safe environment in which we can explore this issue in an honest and meaningful way.



Who Should Attend? Registered Nurses, ARNP’s, LPN’s and Other Health Sciences Professionals who want more empathy building tools.

Desired Learning Outcomes: You will identify your triggers and create tools to deal with shame in your personal and professional life.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the nature of shame on the personal and professional level.
  • Identify individual triggers.
  • Develop tools to deal with shame


Program Agenda

7:30 am – 8:00 am      Registration / Sign In
8:00 am – 9:00 am      The Nature of Shame
9:00 am – 10:00 am    Triggers
10:00 am – 10:15 am   Break
10:15 am – 12:15 pm    Tools & Exercises
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm   Q & A / Online Evaluations

Kathryn King, MSW

Kathryn King is a counselor, spiritual advisor and teacher who has been in private practice in the Vancouver WA area for over 30 years. She is a woman committed to her own growth and exudes humor, compassion and acceptance to those she works with. In addition to being trained as a Social Worker, she is an ordained Interfaith Minister.

She works extensively with the healing of shame in individual counseling and women’s circles and was trained by Seena Frost in the process of SoulCollage ®. Kathryn is committed to helping people navigate transitions and volunteers with the No One Dies Alone program in Vancouver, WA.


Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, all day coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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