In her talk, Listening to Shame, researcher and storyteller Brené Brown explains the difference between guilt and shame and how women and men tend to differ in their experience of shame. She also identifies empathy as the antidote to shame.
In her talk,The Power of Vulnerability, Brené defines shame as the universal fear of disconnection. She advises us that in order to have connection, we need to embrace being vulnerable.
Also on the topic of shame...
In her book and CD titled, Radical Acceptance, psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach shows us how to free ourselves from the grip of our insecurities about not being good enough, through a program of guided meditations and skill-building exercises.