Held on September 15, 2016.
We’ve all experienced it — that uncomfortable feeling when something goes poorly at work… Your face gets hot, your stomach knots, and you just want crawl under your desk and disappear. Whether you just lost a major contract, received disappointing feedback from your boss, or made a mistake that cost your company time and money, the sense of embarrassment lingers, coloring how you perceive yourself or your situation.
That lingering feeling is more than just embarrassment, it’s shame — a powerful force that lives in life’s commonest moments, but has the power to distort God’s work in our lives, families, and organizations. It alters our perception of an experience by telling its own version of events.
It whispers, “God does not want good things for you… You are not enough.” As the author C.S. Lewis observed, “Shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much towards preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices can do.”
But what if we could overcome shame to find confidence and deep connection in our families, churches, and even in our workplaces?
At “Unashamed: An Evening with Curt Thompson,” Dr. Thompson explored the nature of shame, revealing its spiritual and neurobiological roots. He also provided practical, biblically-based tools to overcome shame and its damaging effects on our performance and relationships.