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Through the Looking Glass: Using Imaginal Resources to Heal Shame

  • 18 Sep 2021
  • Zoom

Through the Looking Glass: Using Imaginal Resources to Heal Shame

A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals with Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT & Bret Lyon PhD, SEP


2 Saturdays, September 18 & 25, 2021
10am–5:45pm PDT

Live and recorded, using Zoom


$395 full price / $375 with full payment by August 14 / Special price for interns

13 CE credits available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California

See website for details

Working with shame cognitively can only get us so far. When clients get stuck in shame, the most powerful way to help them get unstuck may be to activate their imagination. In the Imaginal Realm, logic and time are fluid and flexible. What actually happened can be explored and changed. What was stuck in the cognitive realm can be reexamined and shifted. Shaming situations from the past can be revisited and resolved. In this workshop, we will utilize techniques from Drama Therapy, Focusing, Expressive Arts Therapy, Jungian active imagination processing and Hakomi. We will explore the critical voices and/or the childhood scenes that are still driving the internal shame dynamic in the client.


You will learn to help clients:

·      Externalize shame so that it can be worked with directly.

·      Work with roles, parts and shame-based introjects.

·      Access strength, resilience, inner resources and role repertoire.

·      Find a deeper understanding by working with objects you already have in your office.

·      Utilize imaginal techniques to give the shame back, so that it stays in the Imaginal Realm.


Once the shame is worked through in the Imaginal Realm, the client can interact with the world differently.


There is no prerequisite for this course.


TO REGISTER, please visit the Schedule page at or use this link:


For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email


For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, and for free articles and webinars, visit our website.

The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California – CAMFT-approved CE provider #134393. Courses meet the qualifications for hours of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Sheila Rubin and Bret Lyon are leading authorities on healing shame. They created the Healing Shame – Lyon/Rubin method and are the directors of the Center for Healing Shame, a continuing education provider that offers Healing Shame workshops to therapists and other helping professionals. They 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 with Diana Fosha.

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