Being introduced to the meaning of shame by John Bradshaw
was a revelatory moment in my psychological understanding.
However, the concept had been pretty much ignored in my Gestalt training, and I had not come across any theory that looked at shame theory through a gestalt lens.
I discovered a wonderful article by Gordon Wheeler, PhD.
Dr. Wheeler is a gestalt therapist with over 30 years in the field. He is the president of the Esalen Institute. He is also editor of the Gestalt Press. This article appeared in a 1997 issue of Gestalt Review. I recommend this article highly.