A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals
Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance.
Presented by Brian D. Mahan, SEP and special guest Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT
EVENT FULL DESCRIPTION
Melting the Shame Freeze – A Somatic Approach to Working Effectively with Healthy Shame and Healing Toxic Shame
Sunday, July 19, 10am-6pm & Sunday, July 26, 10am-5:30pm
Online, via Zoom – Live and Recorded
$375 full price / $350 with full payment by June 12
Special price for interns
13 CE credits available - CAMFT CE provider #134393 (See website for details)
Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” Because shame exists in the body as well as in the mind, it is helpful for therapists to work with shame somatically. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance.
Learn effective somatic tools and techniques to:
• Connect more quickly with the client
• Forge a strong therapeutic alliance
• Resource the client
• Resource yourself to avoid counter-transference
• Recognize the physiological tell-tale signs of shame in your clients and help them to better understand it
• Help your client to safely titrate and pendulate in and out of their shame
• Counter over-verbalization, dissociation and freezing
• Help your client experience how and where they hold onto shame in their bodies
• Learn techniques and theory from Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing®), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi), and Eugene Gendlin (Focusing)
There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.
TO REGISTER, please visit the Schedule page at www.HealingShame.com.
For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website. You can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.
For more information, contact Brian at BrianDMahanSEP@gmail.com.
Brian D. Mahan, SEP began his Somatic Experiencing practice in Los Angeles in 2004. He is also an assistant trainer for two faculty members of the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute. For the past four years, he immersed himself in the 8-module certification program created by Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP and Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT, founders of the Center for Healing Shame. He became their first assistant trainer and is now dedicated to continue their legacy by sharing their comprehensive approach to working with shame. He also holds his own retreats, seminars, and lectures and writes about healing trauma. His book, I Cried All the Way to Happy Hour – A Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Profound and Long-lasting Healing, is slated to be published in 2020. For more information about Brian visit BrianDMahan.com
Add'l Presenter Bio
Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer who integrates somatic, expressive and attachment modalities to work with couples, adults and children who have shame and trauma. She is an alumnus of the CIIS Drama Therapy program and adjunct faculty in JFK University’s Somatic Psychology program. Her expertise, teaching, and writing contributions have been featured in numerous publications, including six books. She offers therapy through her private practice in Berkeley and online through Zoom, and she also offers consultation to therapists in person and over Skype.