In her recent seminar, Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma, Janina Fisher, Ph.D., discusses how persistent shame responses reflect procedural learning, allowing the trauma survivor to respond instinctively, automatically, and non-consciously.

Watch as Janina Fisher, Ph.D., explains one tactic to combat shame through the body.

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Janina Fisher, PhD, is the assistant educational director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and a former instructor at Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is the author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation and is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma. She is known for her work on integrating neuroscience research and newer body-centered interventions into traditional psychotherapy approaches. More information can be found on her website: www.janinafisher.com