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How You Tame the Flames of Shameflammation

Are you struggling with feelings of worthlessness, inadequacy, and shame? Feeling drained and exhausted? You may be a victim of shameflammation. Join me in exploring the physical and emotional effects of shameflammation and how to heal from the trauma that can cause it. But watch out: your journey may leave you with more questions than answers.

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“Negative self-talk is another significant contributor to shameflammation, as it has the power to drag us down an emotional rabbit hole and leads us to fixate on our shortcomings rather than celebrating our successes.”

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Taming the Flames of Shameflammation

In this episode, I explore the concept of shameflammation and its impact on our lives. This phenomenon occurs when negative feelings about ourselves accumulate, leading to physical and emotional symptoms like migraines and chronic inflammation. Factors such as childhood trauma and societal pressures can contribute to this buildup of shame. I discussed the importance of addressing the root causes of shameflammation and practicing self-compassion to counteract its harmful effects. By doing so, we can improve our mental health, relationships, and overall well-being.

This episode also includes a preview of an interview with Terri Cole, a licensed psychotherapist who shares insights on the fear of change and transformation. Be sure to give it a listen if you’re struggling with shame and self-worth.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact of shameflammation on mental health and learn effective strategies to tackle it.
  • Identify sources of shame for nurturing self-compassion and emotional healing.
  • Manage shameflamation to enjoy better sleep, increased energy, and boosted productivity.
  • Develop uplifting self-talk to fortify personal connections.
  • Balance gut health and emotions to achieve comprehensive well-being.
  • And much, much more!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
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The Health Consequences of Chronic Shame

Chronic shame can lead to various adverse health consequences, both physically and psychologically. When an individual is overwhelmed by negative thoughts and feelings, these mental stresses can trigger physical reactions such as migraines, insomnia, lethargy, and even contribute to systemic inflammation. Additionally, self-worth and personal relationships can diminish, resulting in a life filled with distrust, dissatisfaction, and anxiety. John R. Miles shares with his listeners the gravity and the impact that chronic shame has on human health. Acknowledging that shame can lead to a lack of trust in oneself and others, John encourages his audience to recognize the negative repercussions of chronic shame and take active steps to heal and restore a sense of personal power and contentment.

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Transcript from the episode:

  • Identify the source of your shame by tracing it to a specific occurrence in your past or present.
  • Practice self-compassion and forgiveness to counter negative self-talk and feelings of inadequacy.
  • Engage in activities that bring joy and foster positive self-esteem, such as hobbies or spending time with supportive friends and family.
  • Seek professional help, such as therapy or counseling, to address and heal from past traumas that may be contributing to shameflammation.
  • Focus on practicing gratitude for yourself and acknowledge small successes throughout the day to shift your focus from fear and doubt to appreciation.
  • Learn from mistakes and failures, and treat them as opportunities for growth and self-improvement.
  • Develop a mindfulness practice, such as meditation or journaling, to increase self-awareness and better manage negative thoughts and emotions.
  • Limit exposure to societal pressures and unrealistic expectations by curating your social media feeds and surrounding yourself with positive influences.
  • Cultivate a strong support system of individuals who uplift and encourage you rather than contributing to feelings of shame and inadequacy.
  • Listen to and trust your gut instincts when making decisions or facing situations that may trigger shameflammation.

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About John R. Miles

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John R. Miles is globally recognized as an expert in intentional behavior change, leadership, personal mastery, and veteran advocacy. He founded and serves as CEO of PASSION STRUCK®, a media company that boasts a significant social media following and tens of millions of annual views on its podcasts and YouTube channels. His podcast, Passion Struck with John R. Miles, sets records and has held the top spot among alternative health podcasts on iTunes. Furthermore, John is the author of the upcoming book “Passion Struck,” which is set to be published in early 2024.

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