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Welcome to The Shame Training Company,

your expert resource for mastering Shame Containment Theory in professional practice. Grounded in the groundbreaking research of Lisa Etherson, our courses are specifically tailored for therapists, psychologists, and mental health professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of shame and enhance their therapeutic skills.

Our mission is to equip mental health practitioners with the tools and insights necessary to manage shame effectively within their clinical settings. We are committed to advancing professional knowledge and practices related to shame, aiming to improve client outcomes and enhance therapeutic methodologies.

Join us to elevate your professional capabilities and become a leader in applying innovative psychological theories within your practice, contributing to the broader field of mental health care.

Why Shame?

Shame is a powerful and pervasive emotion.

Despite its significance, has historically been overlooked in psychological and therapeutic practices. Its influence extends deep into personal and societal dimensions, affecting everything from individual self-esteem to interpersonal relationships. Yet, it remains one of the least addressed emotions in therapy, overshadowed by more commonly discussed issues like anxiety and depression.

Shame Containment Theory, pioneered by Lisa Etherson, brings this hidden emotion to the forefront of psychological study and therapeutic intervention. It offers a vital framework for understanding and addressing shame, providing practical tools that can transform therapy practices and enhance personal growth. By focusing on shame, we can unlock new pathways to healing and understanding, making a profound impact on mental health and well-being.

Course Highlights

Our courses are meticulously crafted to meet the specialised needs of therapy professionals, psychologists, and mental health practitioners. We provide targeted educational resources that are essential for those looking to enhance their clinical skills and understanding of psychological theories, particularly Shame Containment Theory. Explore our offerings to discover training that aligns precisely with your professional development goals in the mental health sector.

An Introduction to Shame Containment Theory

This course provides a detailed exploration of one of psychology's most neglected areas. Tailored for therapists, counsellors, and mental health professionals, this course delves deeply into the dynamics of shame and its effects on mental health. Participants will gain a robust understanding of Shame Containment Theory, developed by Lisa Etherson, learning how to effectively recognise, understand, and manage shame in both therapeutic settings and daily life. This course offers not only theoretical insights but also practical tools and strategies, equipping participants to transform their professional practices and personal approaches to managing shame.


This course gave me tools I use daily in my counselling practice and personal life.




Understanding shame has helped me manage my team more empathetically





What is Shame Containment Theory?

Shame Containment Theory is an innovative approach developed by Lisa Etherson. It focuses on understanding and managing the emotion of shame, which is often overlooked in psychological practices. The theory offers practical strategies for therapists and individuals to handle this complex emotion effectively.

Who can benefit from these courses?

Our courses are designed for a wide range of participants, including therapists, counsellors, mental health professionals, educators. They are particularly beneficial for those looking to enhance their professional skills in the mental health profession.

What will I learn in 'An Introduction to Shame Containment Theory' course?

In this foundational course, you'll explore the details of Shame Containment Theory, understand the psychological impacts of shame, and learn practical strategies for managing shame to enhance your professional practice. The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding that will improve your therapeutic practices or personal coping mechanisms.

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered entirely online, allowing you to learn at your own pace. It includes a mix of video lectures, interactive sessions, downloadable resources, and practical exercises designed to enhance your learning experience.

Can I earn continuing professional development (CPD) credits?

Yes, our courses are designed to count towards CPD credits for professionals. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate that can be used to claim your credits, subject to the approval of your professional body.

How long do I have access to the course materials?

Once enrolled, you will have unlimited access to the course materials moving forward.

What is the cost of the course?

It's free to register and you will get access to free lessons.

'An Introduction to Shame Containment Theory' is offered at an introductory price of £85, down from the regular price of £150. This fee includes full access to all course materials, additional reading resources, and personal support throughout the course.

Is there support available during the course?

Absolutely. Support is available throughout the course via our online learning platform, where you can ask questions, engage with fellow students, and receive guidance from instructors. You can also contact our support team directly for any technical issues or further assistance.

What if I am not satisfied with the course?

We offer a satisfaction guarantee with a 14-day refund policy. If you are not completely satisfied with the course content or delivery, you can request a full refund within 14 days of enrolment.

How do I enrol in the course?

Enrolling is simple. Just visit our website, register for a free account, this will give you access to free content, from there you can select each course you would like to purchase.