Through The Lens Of Shame

Lollepot - RainbowHouse
13:00 > 15:30
Saturday 24 August 2019

Through The Lens Of Shame – Gay Boys To Men Workshop

I am bad, I am ugly, I am not good enough, I am unlovable, I am sin, I am, I am, I am…

The list could go on. These fundamental truths that we hold about ourselves are the cause for shame. Shame in a multi-system state which encompasses these negative self beliefs, overwhelming emotions, a physiological decline and self destructive behaviours.

When shame is activated we can lose ourselves for hours sometimes days in behaviours that act to maintain the cycle of shame.

As Gay boys we grew up with shame and know its crippling power over us all too well, as Gay men we do everything we can to avoid feeling shame and this can send us out of control.

“Through The Lens Of Shame” is the second in a series of Gay Boys to Men Workshops to understand the journey of Gay men. We aim to help you understand shame, develop ways to manage the shame cycleand start the journey tocreate a more loving, balanced and compassionate self-truth.
This workshop will be given in English.


Saquib Ahmad is a Consultant Psychotherapist based between Brussels and London. He has 11years of experience of working in Mental Health with a specialisation in Trauma/PTSD and Gay men’s health. Saquib currently works for the Grenfell Well-being Trauma Centre as a senior clinician and also partnerships with LGBTQ+ organisation in Belgium, namely RainbowHouse, Exaequo and Sensoa. He also works privately through his company Fighting Fear offering psychotherapy, workshops/seminars and training opportunities to other professionals.


Tea and coffee will be provided during the break

Reservations must be made here – 5 euros per person

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