Melting the Shame Freeze: Building Resilience, Resources, and a Return to Safety and Connection
Because shame exists in the body as well as in the mind, it's important to know how to work with shame somatically. In this workshop, learn somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance. Learn how to prevent somatic counter-transference and avoid taking on the client's physical shame patterns, explore how to keep your clients more present in the room with you, and counter over-verbalization, dissociation and freezing.
Presented by Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP
A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals with Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP
Saturday, January 23, 10am-6pm & Saturday, January 30, 10am-5:45pm PST
Online via Zoom – Live and Recorded
Cost and CE info: $395 full price / $375 with full payment by December 18 / Special price for interns 13 CE credits available – $40 fee (See website for details) CAMFT CE provider #134393
Shame is an extraordinary combination of a primary emotion and a state of freeze. It is an embodied belief that "something is wrong with me." Shame, like trauma, puts the body in a freeze state and lowers the ability to think and act clearly. Because shame exists in the body as well as in the mind, it is important that therapists work with shame somatically.
In this workshop, you will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance. You will learn how to prevent somatic counter-transference and avoid taking on the client's physical shame patterns, explore how to keep your clients more present in the room with you, and counter over-verbalization, dissociation and freezing. You will:
• Focus on using breathing and grounding to resource the client, becoming more aware of your own breathing and expanding it in the process.
• Learn how you can resource yourself so that you don't fall into somatic counter-transference and take on the client's physical shame patterns.
• Explore how to keep your clients more present in the room with you and counter over-verbalization, dissociation, and freezing.
• Learn techniques and theory from Wilhelm Reich (the father of Somatics), 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 or
For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.
For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website, where you can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars. www.HealingShame.com
The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California – approved CE provider #134393. Berkeley and online courses meet the qualifications for 13 hours of continuing education credit.
CE credits for PhDs and nurses licensed in California and PhDs, therapists, and nurses licensed outside of California in the U.S. and Canada are available through our co-sponsor. Please visit our website for details. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Sheila Rubin and Bret Lyon have co-led workshops on Healing Shame for over a decade in many cities in the U.S. and Canada. Both have trained in EFT with Sue Johnson and in AEDP Diana Fosha.
Online, using Zoom - Live and recorded
$395 full price / $375 with full payment by December 18, 2020. Special price for interns
TO REGISTER, please visit the Schedule page at HealingShame.com.
13 CE credits available - CAMFT Approved CE provider #134393 (See website for details.)