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Shame, Trauma, and the Nervous System

  • 15 Oct 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom

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

4 Fridays: October 15, 22, 29 & November 5
10am – 1:30pm Pacific Time

Online – Live and recorded, using Zoom

$395 full price / $375 with full payment by September 10 / Special price for interns

13 CE credits available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California* – $40 fee

(See website for details)

Shame and trauma are both states of freeze. Shame, like trauma, puts the body in a freeze state and lowers the ability to think and act clearly. Shame almost always accompanies trauma—and being shamed can have a traumatic effect. In working with trauma, there is a tendency to miss the shame component that is often hiding in plain sight. And shame can be worked with most successfully as a form of trauma, utilizing many somatic techniques. Shame is also a primary emotion. And it has a strong cognitive component—the belief that “something is wrong with me”—that needs to be addressed.

Being able to understand and have compassion for the parts of the person that are still frozen in shame and trauma helps us be able to sit with a client without having our own shame triggered. In this workshop, we will explore the connection between shame and trauma and look at ways to unlock somatic and imaginal resources to work with both effectively.

Course Level - Intermediate

PREREQUISITE: This workshop is open to students who have either taken at least one Healing Shame workshop with us or who have significant training in working with trauma.

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


For more information, call Bret at 510-420-1441 or email

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

Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin 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. Both have trained in EFT with Sue Johnson and in AEDP with Diana Fosha.

*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 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.

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