Episode 126: Jane Shure: Shame and Compassion in Eating Disorders

Today, Kathy is joined by Dr. Jane Shure and they have a conversation about the role of shame in eating disorders. They take a deep dive into shame and then explore compassion, which Dr. Shure identifies as the antidote to shame.

Dr. Jane Shure, cofounder of The Resilience Group, is a psychotherapist and leadership consultant, nationally recognized for her expertise in bolstering resilience and self-confidence, and in helping people break negative patterns and achieve positive change. Jane’s TEDx Talk Boost Resilience: Take Charge of the Inner Critic & Inner Worrier, addresses fear-based thinking & how to get beyond perfectionism and shame.  She coauthored Inside/Outside Self-Discovery for Teens and co-edited Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, she wrote for the Huffington Post, has taught at the Athena Leadership Lab at Barnard College, NYC, the Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University, Wharton Women at Penn, St. Joes University, Hunter College and Rutgers University,  has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer and has been a guest on National Public Radio and CBS television.

Jane is an innovator and expert on the importance of self-awareness as a vehicle for change in the workplace and in person life. She e is cofounder of the Inner-Coaching for Resilience Model (with Dr. Beth Weinstock), and trains a wide range of audiences in learning  strategies for  getting out of one’s  own way, counteracting fear and negativity, and promoting success and well-being in self and others.  TheResilienceGroup.com


-Jane’s TEDx Talk: Boost Resilience: Take Charge of the Inner Critic & Inner Worrier

-The Role of Shame in Eating Disorders


LINK to the Gurze Catolog page for Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, The Heart of the Matter,
co-edited by Jane Shure (along with Margo Maine & Willam Davis)

Inside/Outside Self-Discovery for Teens: Strategies to Promote Resilience, Relationships, and Positive Body Image,
Jane Shure, co-author (with Helene Feinberg-Walker & Sarah Barrett, ToucanEd 2009).

These resources can also be found on Jane’s website. http://theresiliencegroup.com/psychotherapy-eating-disorders-body-image-perfectionism/ 

An article written about Jane’s work:   

-Goodbye, Inner Critic – Hello, Inner Coach


Published Articles:

Tips for Women on How to Ask for What You Want & Deserve in the Workplace-an Interview with Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe



-Take Charge of the Inner Critic & Inner Worrier


-Manage Fear-Based Thinking so Fear doesn’t Manage You


-Courage Requires Walking Through Vulnerability


-What it Takes to Act With Courage


-Breaking Free from the Need to Do More


-Getting Confidence: How it Really Works


-Overcoming Doubt and Fear in Order to Foster Self-Confidence


-Empowerment Comes From Checking In, Not Checking Out


“The Body As A Shame Container” in The Renfrew Center working papers.


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