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Episode 118 “Living Centered at the Intersection of Spirituality and Shame”

Featuring Caroline Bravo, LHP-MHSP

Shame—we are all familiar with it. It can often take up residence in us, staking its claim and attempting to divert our attention and steal our power. Unfortunately, this often leads to great suffering. But what would it look like to notice our shame before it robs us of our joy? What if we tended to it? What if we gave it care and attention and allowed it to become our teacher? This week, Hannah and Nicole are delighted to sit down with Onsite Guide and therapist, Caroline Bravo, to unpack the intersection of shame and spirituality. In this conversation, Caroline speaks from a place of deep wisdom and shares practical tools to help us generate self-compassion and fortify the spiritual self on the path to healing. 

Meet this episode’s expert

Caroline Bravo, LPC-MHSP, is a therapist, wife, friend, and enneagram 7. A licensed professional counselor with a private practice in East Nashville, Caroline also works as an adjunct therapist at Onsite as often as she gets the chance. As a Guide, Caroline can be found doing intensive work with both couples and individuals on campus. She enjoys working with clients who are open to exploring family of origin wounds, as well as those who experience shame or anxious styles of attachment. Her primary modality is experiential therapy, but she loves any client who is open to incorporating mindfulness into their system!

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Mentioned in this episode

Mentioned in this Episode:  

“If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.” 

– Baldwin, James

Living Centered Program

Life—it can be so overwhelming.  

So often we move through it so swiftly and efficiently that we subconsciously begin to muscle through each day without even blinking. We don’t have time to get that workout in let alone tend to our internal landscapes, so we bypass our trauma, sidestep our emotions, and keep it moving. Our daily actions have become completely disconnected from our purpose, our dreams, and our desires. It was all working…until it wasn’t. The cracks begin to appear. 

The Living Centered Program is our response to this phenomenon—we want to help you quiet the noise and bring you back to center. Living Centered is an invitation home to your true self. 

What is the Living Centered Program? 

The Living Centered Program is a six-day workshop led by expert therapists who will guide you in exploring, deconstructing, and rewriting your narratives. Our beautiful campus and retreat-like setting allows you a break from your daily distractions and provides the clarity needed to re-establish congruence between your feelings, values, and actions so that you might live a more intentional, meaningful, and fulfilling life.  

This world-renowned group experience is specifically designed to meet you right where you are. Our team will help you connect your past and present experiences and work through issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, codependency, loneliness, childhood wounds, family dysfunction, negative relationship patterns, or simply the stresses of daily life. 

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