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June 25, 2022

One month after the COVID19 pandemic hit there was an 891% increase in calls to the National Mental Health Hotline. Psychotherapist, author, and speaker Dr. Patti Ashley explains how not feeling good enough has contributed to this mental health crisis. Uncovering and demystifying the shame that develops from early childhood trauma, ancestral DNA, and neuroscience, Patti helps you find emotional safety and feelings of love and belonging. Patti Ashley, PhD, LPC owns and operates Authenticity Architects in Boulder, Colorado. Integrating her forty-plus years of experience in education, child development, and psychology she has developed a wholehearted psychotherapy approach that facilitates long-term changes in the brain and nervous system, breaking through unconscious barriers to self-love, belonging, and connection.

Dr. Ashley also teaches and trains clinicians, physicians, hospitals, universities, and other organizations on her unique psychotherapy approach, offering insights into the identification and treatment of shame, trauma, grief, and dysfunctional family patterns.

Patti holds a PhD in psychology from the Union Institute and University, a MS in early childhood from Old Dominion University, and a BS in special education from James Madison University. She is the author of Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype (2014,) Letters to Freedom (2019,) and Shame-Informed Therapy (2020.) This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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