By: Dr Carla Kesrouani April 4, 2023 no comments


Shame is a powerful emotion that can have a profound impact on mental health. It represents feelings of guilt, humiliation, and inadequacy, often in response to a perceived failure or mistake. Itcan lead to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

The Negative Effects of Shame

Shame can have a number of negative effects on mental health. First, it can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression, as individuals may feel unworthy or flawed.

Second, it can lead to negative self-talk, as individuals may constantly criticize themselves for their perceived failures or mistakes. This can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy, where the person’s negative beliefs about themselves actually become true.

Third, this negative feeling can lead to a lack of self-esteem, as individuals may feel that their mistakes define their worth as a person. This can lead to a sense of hopelessness and a lack of motivation to pursue personal growth and development.

Treating Shameful Feelings Using RTT Technique

RTT can be an effective technique for treatment. By identifying the root cause of the shame, RTT can help individuals overcome negative beliefs and behaviors and promote a more positive self-image.

The first step in treating shame using RTT is to identify the root cause of the shame. This may involve exploring past experiences, such as childhood experiences or traumatic events, that have contributed to the development of shame.

Once the root cause of the shame has been identified, RTT can be used to reprogram negative beliefs and behaviors. This involves accessing the subconscious mind and introducing positive beliefs and behaviors that can help the individual overcome their shame.

For example, an individual may have a subconscious belief that they are unworthy of love or acceptance because of a past mistake they made. Through RTT, the therapist guides individuals to reprogram this negative belief and replace it with a positive belief, such as “I am worthy of love and acceptance, regardless of my past mistakes.”

In addition to reprogramming negative beliefs and behaviors, RTT also promotes self-compassion and self-acceptance. By helping individuals to recognize and accept their imperfections, RTT can promote a more positive self-image and reduce feelings of shame.


In conclusion, this negative feeling can have a significant impact on mental health, leading to anxiety, low self-esteem, and negative self-talk. However, RTT can be an effective technique for treatment, by identifying the root cause of the shame and reprogramming negative beliefs and behaviors. Thus, by promoting self-compassion and self-acceptance, RTT can help individuals overcome their shame and achieve greater personal growth and fulfillment.



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