Rick Patterson Connects
Here at http://RickPattersonConnects.com, we focus on exposing the root driver behind our destructive decisions to empower a life of increasing freedom to make healthy life choices. Many times we make important decisions based on our past experiences and self-understanding.
Our mistakes and failures can play too important a role in directing our future as well. It’s a vicious cycle that seems impossible to break. What if there was a way to hone in on the root roadblock, stop the bus and change course?
“Shame Unmasked is a brave, challenging, and necessary work to anyone who really wants to live a life of freedom. This book is a helpful companion for the journey.”Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
“Shame takes on all forms of negative self-talk. Richard Patterson explores all aspects of shame in his groundbreaking new book. Through his own stories and those of his brave children, Richard takes the reader on an eye-opening adventure of self-discovery.”Danette Kubanda
“Shame can terrorize you and strip you of all that you are and can be. Thankfully, Rick Patterson exposes shame for what it is and helps all of us to reclaim our lives. A must read.”S. Renee Smith
“Rick Patterson shows how shame distorts all our relationships, and he points us to the path of healing and wholeness—an important book for all those who deep down feel that they are not good enough.”Dr. Tom Boogaart
I became aware something was wrong in my early 30s. I was a stereotypical overachiever: working full time in corporate America, going to school full time to get my Master’s degree in ministry, launching a new outreach program at church, and raising 50 head of beef cattle.
On the surface it all seemed to be going really well, but inside there was a storm brewing. Anxiety and rage were overtaking my life. Eventually I landed in my doctor’s office hoping for some happy pills to take off this miserable edge… To Read More About Rick Click Here
Your life is in the present. The answers are in your past. There is hope for your future.
I am Rev. Dr. Rick Patterson and I’m a narcissist. More accurately, I’m a recovering narcissist. There was an article in Psychology today with the headline “Empathy, the Ability that Makes us Truly Human”. As a shame researcher myself, I generally agree. It’s also...read more
Narcissism brings pain to many Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm– but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless...read more
Is it all really about pride? Pride vs shame is a complicated question that, frankly is quite simple. I am frequently challenged to explain the difference between pride and shame; usually from people with some or extensive experience in Christianity. After eons of...read more