Hey Ass kickers!

Welcome to episode 61 of the Your Kick-Ass Life podcast! Today we’re revisiting two familiar and favorite topics: perfectionism and shame. And joining us is one of my favorite people ever – Rebecca Bass-Ching.

Rebecca is a certified Daring Way™ facilitator and consultant. She’s also a licensed marriage and family therapist with her own multi-therapist practice. I had the honor of working with her as a client while also becoming certified in The Daring Way™ and I’m thrilled she’s here for this episode.

On today’s show we dive right into the thick of it. We define what shaming is, draw the connection between perfectionism, vulnerability and shaming, and discuss how to develop and practice courage in our everyday lives.

We also talk about:

  • How perfectionism and shame go hand in hand.
  • What is the dark underbelly of perfectionism?
  • The difference between perfectionism and striving for excellence.
  • The truth about how to develop courage in the face of perfectionism and shame.
  • How do you know you're accessing your courage?
  • Where does our super power lie?
  • Why you can't get rid of shame – and what to do instead.
  • Seasons of loneliness: why they are normal and how to deal with them.
  • And much more!

This is a rich, deep and powerful conversation on the truth about our need to be perfect, our resistance to shame and how to courageously face both on a day by day basis. It’s all here for you on episode 61 of the Your Kick-Ass Life podcast!

Rebecca Bass-Ching’s web site
Rebecca’s blog post
Brene Brown’s Rising Strong

Rebecca Bass-Ching

Rebecca Bass-Ching helps people heal their relationship with their body, food and their story. She is an expert on disordered eating, trauma+EMDR, identity, Brené Brown’s shame resilience theory and family relationship issues.

Rebecca is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, a Certified EMDR Therapist+Consultant in Training and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator+Consultatant (CDWF-C) after training with Brene’ Brown and her team.  She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist – Supervisor through IAEDP and a certified Prepare/Enrich counselor.

She is a founding board member and immediate Past- President of the San Diego chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). She also teaches as an adjunct professor at Bethel Seminary San Diego for their Marital and Family Therapy department and has also taught at Azusa Pacific University’s San Diego Regional Center for their Marriage and Family Therapy program.

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