Healing Shame in Couples – A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals
with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT & Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC

Saturday, April 29, 10:00am – 6:00pm & Sunday, April 30, 10:30am – 5:00pm
In Berkeley, just off I-80

$325 ($295 with full payment by March 24)
Special rate for interns.
Partners welcome! Contact us to find out about couples discount.

13 CEUs for MFTs & LCSWs
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

The more we care about each other, the more vulnerable we are to shame. Intentionally or unintentionally, we poke each other in the tender spots. Couples can shame each other multiple times a day, often without realizing what is happening. This can become a highly reactive cycle, preventing both people from getting their basic safety and attachment needs met. And shame can distort how we hear each other; the received message may have little to do with the message the partner is attempting to send.

In this workshop we will explore the blame/shame game couples can fall into and learn how to help them stop shaming each other and work together to create a secure base and heal the wounds of the past.

We will:
– Look at some of the many subtle ways shame can be triggered.
– Explore shaming moments with great care so we can teach our clients how to avoid shame-based reactivity.
– Learn the gentle art of counter-shaming and how to help a partner with his or her feelings of inadequacy.
– Help a person give back shame to the original source with their partner’s full support.

If we can free the energy that has been stuck in blame and shame, couples can increase their vitality, joy and intimacy.

TO REGISTER, please send full payment or a $100 deposit to:
Bret Lyon
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710
Please include your email and phone number.
We accept PayPal. For details, email Bret at Bret@HealingShame.com.
Space is limited.

For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

You can also check out articles and two free 1 1/2-hour Healing Shame webinars on the Resources page of our website.

www.HealingShame.com

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

June 9-11, 2017
July 21-23, 2017
October 6-8, 2017
November 17-19, 2017
5% discount if application is submitted by April 10, 2017

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: Fridays/Saturdays: 9:00am-6:00pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hour lunch each day)
Sundays: 9:00am-3:00pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1 hour lunch each day)

Location: Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017.

Trainers: Ame Cutler, Ph.D., Kekuni Minton, PhD

Tuition: 3,100 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 04/10/2017. 5% Group of 3 or more (Tiered; 5%-15%) discount. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application. Refund Policy

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Sara Mindel, 202 321 3077, sara.mindel@gmail.com.

View complete details here: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s69900022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

September 8-9, 2017
November 3-4, 2017
January 12-13, 2018
February 9-10, 2018
March 9-10, 2018
April 13-14, 2018
5% discount if application is submitted by June 23, 2017

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch)

Location: Cathedral Counseling Center, 50 E Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Trainers: Anne Westcott, MA, LICSW, Rebeca Farca, MA

Tuition: 3,050 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 06/23/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Amy Zajakowski-Uhll, 773-754-7441 (ext. 20), jazajuhll@yahoo.com

View complete details here: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s64800022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.
Training Application

Training Dates:

September 15-16, 2017
November 3-4, 2017
December 1-2, 2017
February 2-3, 2018
March 16-17, 2018
April 27-28, 2018
Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hour lunch each day)

Location: The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, 12 West 12th Street, New York City, NY 10011.

Trainers: Janina Fisher, PhD, Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D

Tuition: 3,300 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 07/28/2017. 5% Group of 3 or more (Tiered; 5%-15%) discount. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D., 212-243-1540, amygladstone@comcast.net

For complete details: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s72900022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

This Training is co-sponsored by Partners in Healing

Contact information: Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, Carrie Hatcher-Kay, PhD, Cesar Valdez, LMSW 734-926-0071, partnersinhealingpsychotherapy@gmail.com

Training Application

Training Dates:

October 6-7, 2017
November 3-4, 2017
January 5-6, 2018
February 9-10, 2018
March 9-10, 2018
April 6-7, 2018
5% discount if application is submitted by July 28, 2017

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Click here for more information about securing CE credit

Times: TBA

Location: Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118. Map

Trainers: Anne Westcott, MA, LICSW, Kelley Callahan, PhD

Tuition: 3,000 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 07/28/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Carrie Hatcher-Kay, 734-730-3952, chatcherkay@gmail.com. http://www.partnersinhealingpsychotherapy.com/

For complete details: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s70900022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

October 13-14, 2017
November 10-11, 2017
December 8-9, 2017
January 12-13, 2018
February 9-10, 2018
April 13-14, 2018
5% discount if application is submitted by July 28, 2017

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch)

Location: TBA, Los Angeles, CA.

Trainers: Rebeca Farca, MA, Mason A. Sommers, Ph.D

Tuition: 3,100 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 07/28/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Bonnie Goldstein, Ph.D, drbonniegoldstein@gmail.com.

For complete details: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s69800022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

October 20-21, 2017
November 17-18, 2017
January 26-27, 2018
March 16-17, 2018
April 6-7, 2018
June 1-2, 2018
5% discount if application is submitted by June 23, 2017

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch)

Location: The Watertown Center for Healing Arts, 17 Spring St., Boston, MA 02472.

Trainers: Lana Epstein, M., Ed., LICSW, Anne Westcott, MA, LICSW

Tuition: 3,200 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 06/23/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Barbara Phillips PhD LICSW, 781-777-1277, phillipsba@aol.com.

For complete details: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s67600022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

October 20-21, 2017
November 17-18, 2017
January 12-13, 2018
February 9-10, 2018
March 23-24, 2018
April 20-21, 2018
Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

5% discount if application is submitted by August 21, 2017

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hour lunch each day)

Location: Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710

Trainers: Janina Fisher, PhD, Kelley Callahan, PhD

Tuition: 3,200 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 08/21/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Janina Fisher, PhD, 510-891-1809, drjjfisher@aol.com.

Focusing is a powerful process that can shift emotional stuckness into ease and balance. But it’s not always clear how Focusing can be of direct help when we’re confronted with the struggles of daily life.

Working Through Anxiety

When: April 17, 2017, 4:00PM – 5:30PM Pacific Time
Cost: $39 until April 9th, $49 after

A message about this webinar from Ann Weiser Cornell

Got anxiety? I know I do.

My throat closes up and my heart starts to pound, and I start to feel sure that something terrible is about to happen.

Luckily I don’t feel that way very often… even now that the world feels turned upside down… and luckily I have some powerful and empowering processes to help me deal with it when it comes.

We don’t choose when to be anxious. It hijacks us… reading an email, or driving in bad weather, or watching the news. Suddenly our body is in panic mode, adrenalin pours in, and our thoughts are hijacked as well. Disaster is sure to happen.

Or maybe it’s not as intense as that but it’s more a feeling of dread and doom that hangs over you all day. It might be about money, about your health, about the future of the world.

In this first seminar on Focusing in Daily Life, I will show you how to use fast, “first-aid” Focusing at the times when you feel overtaken by anxiety in the midst of life. You’ll come away with powerful and practical moves you can use immediately to feel more at ease, more balanced, more clear.

Join me or find out more here!

Focusing is a powerful process that can shift emotional stuckness into ease and balance. But it’s not always clear how Focusing can be of direct help when we’re confronted with the struggles of daily life.

Finding the Gift in Anger without Losing Your Head

Date: May 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:00PM Pacific Time
Cost: $39 until May 17th, $49 after

A message about this webinar from Ann Weiser Cornell

Anger is good. The feeling of outrage shouts out loud and clear that something is unfair, wrong, unacceptable. Our bodies are full of powerful energy that could be directed to righting that wrong.

But anger can also make us stupid, lead us to take actions that don’t help and actually make things worse. Anger at old wrongs can become corrosive, turned inward at ourselves, forming part of dead-end patterns of blockage and frustration. And worst of all, anger with no acceptable channel can turn into feelings of powerlessness, depression, and despair.

If you’re like me, there’s a lot to be angry about these days. I feel both angry and sad when I see how my values of compassion and caring for the more vulnerable among us are ignored and tossed aside by many of our political leaders. You may be different from me, and I respect that — but I bet there is a lot to trigger your anger too. (People trying to take your guns away?)

In addition to current events, our anger may be triggered by behaviors occurring now that set off something in us hurt and hidden from long ago. Being disrespected… not being heard… being marginalized.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could channel our anger into effectiveness without dissolving into overwhelm and feelings of powerlessness? In this seminar, I will show you how to use Focusing when your anger flares up and when your despair knocks you down, to shift from powerlessness to empowerment, and from inner suffering to inner strength.

Join me or find out more here!

Focusing is a powerful process that can shift emotional stuckness into ease and balance. But it’s not always clear how Focusing can be of direct help when we’re confronted with the struggles of daily life.

Reaching Across Differences

Date: June 28, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Cost: $39 until June 20th, $49 after

A message about this webinar from Ann Weiser Cornell

“I don’t get it. How could you have done that? How could you see the world the way you do?”

In a world that feels increasingly divided, I long to have conversations with people who have made choices that make no sense to me. I wish I could find out how someone could believe that climate change doesn’t exist, or that immigrants are inherently dangerous.

It’s not that I’m trying to change their minds. Well, maybe part of me is. But most of all, I’d like to be in dialogue with them so that together we can find a way to go forward. And so the world starts to make a bit more sense.

Being able to reach across differences to hear each other, and possibly to find common ground… do you long for that, too?

For many of us, the differences are in our own families. The people whose choices baffle us are our brothers and sisters, our children and our parents. And maybe it’s not about politics, but it’s about child-rearing, or about whether therapy helps, or whether forgiveness is possible. It hurts to be so far apart… estranged for years… is there any way to come together again?

In this seminar, I will offer some ideas about how to use Focusing when you want (or need) to have conversations with people who have different values and different assumptions from you. I will be joined by some people who have experience in this area, and I look forward to being inspired by what they share with us. We’ll come away with more hope and more possibilities for life-changing dialogue.

Join me or find out more here!

Join Caryn for in Austin for Live AST Model® Intro as well as Returning AST Model® Student Demo/Case Debriefs.

LIVE AST Model® Intro

Please join AST Model® developer, Caryn Scotto d’Luzia, on March 18th, in Austin, Texas, for a LIVE Intro to the AST Model®. This event will include 14 paradigm shifts of AST Model® theory, dynamic group work, and a live Demo. Find out what it takes to move core stuckness forward. You will never experience shame the same way again. Space is limited, and once filled, we will take names on a waiting list basis. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

Returning AST Model® Student Demo/Case Debrief

Gather to debrief demos and discuss clients through the gentle yet powerful lens of the AST Model with Caryn. This is optn to AST Model students who have attended a live AST Model Level 1 training, attended a full length AST Model webinar, attended any AST Model online course or are or have been part of an AST Model case review group with Caryn. Bring your questions, where you feel stuck with your clients, in applying this work, or whatever is relevant to advancing AST Model learning. PDF will be included in your tuition.

Visit https://www.re-embodylife.com/product/ast-model-live-austin/ for full details and to register.

Do you have clients who are stuck, get into repetitive ruts, get lost in self-analysis or self-criticism? Do you believe in valuing your clients’ intrinsic wholeness and inherent knowing of what their own growth direction is? Have you been looking for a way to help your clients go past analyzing and story-telling, directly to their own inner source of change?

We believe that clients hold the keys to their own best way forward and that a healing professional who knows how to help clients unlock the inner doorway to change is a priceless resource in the transformation process. So we’ve created this program to help people like you facilitate shifts from the inside out – with presence; gentle, even radical acceptance; and a clear focus on the client’s wholeness.

We hope you’ll join us for 4 weekends of transformational training in a client-centered and body-based practice. 4 weekends, starting Oct 21-22, 2017. Workshop in Berkeley, CA. Cost: $1795 until September 28, 2017. CE units provided. Free Open house available. Find out more here.

 
Enrollment is now open for the 3 Semester Online Intensive Course: Intersection of Shame & Trauma Combining SE & AST Model® for More Effective Client Outcomes

Taught by Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, MA, SEP, Developer of AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®. 

Enrollment is open for all 3 semesters, or you can purchase just one or two.

Full details can be found via http://re-embodylife.com/ast

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn Caryn’s incredibly life changing work.

 

Build Shame Resilience, Empower Your Clients, Resolve Inner Conflicts

AST Model® for SEPS 3 Semester Online Intensive Course
In partnership with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Highly-focused learning when the SE and AST Model®’s are combined for greater client outcomes.

 

  • Working effectively with collapsed motor programs
  • Understand how to avoid redundant neural shame looping
  • How to approach shame and trauma when there are coupled neuro-emotional states
  • Creating safety, attunement & introception inside the completion of protective defenses
  • Recognize the difference between defensive orienting vs exploratory orienting
  • Discover developmental shame and early trauma’s link to defenses
  • Apply the neurobiology of shame with clients using impulse over-ride

More details can be found at:   http://re-embodylife.com/ast

Focusing has been linked in over 50 research studies with positive outcomes in therapy including greater emotional regulation, more satisfying relationships, and increased self acceptance.

In the Focusing Training Program for Healing Professionals, you’ll discover an experiential, body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing that you can immediately bring into your work with clients.

Create Better Therapeutic Relationships

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

    • a practical, step-by-step method for taking any problem or stuck situation and finding relief, insight, and new steps of action, so you feel bigger than your problems and in control of your life – and ways to help your clients do this too
    • a process that lets you help your clients be in touch with the very place in them with the potential to open up into flow, change, and new possibilities a facilitative language that enables you to be supportive of your clients – and yourself – without pushing (and so without bringing up resistance)
    • a sense of greater confidence and ease that you can be available for what your clients are bringing and at the same time able to guide them to be present and available to themselves

Join Lucinda Hayden for 5 Wednesdays, April 19 to May 17, 2017. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Course taught by Zoom, an online video conference platform. Cost: $395 through April 11, 2017. Free intro webinar available. 12 CE Units offered.

Find Out More: How Focusing Can Help You Help Your Clients

Level One is the starting point for our Certification as a Focusing Professional Training Program, which requires Levels One-Four be completed prior to entry.

Sex and Shame – A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals
with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC

Saturday, March 25, 10am-6pm & Sunday, March 26, 10:30am-5:30pm

In Berkeley, just off I-80
$325 / Special price for interns

13 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

Sexuality is a vital, defining part of our identity. We are at our most vulnerable when we experience sexual feelings—therefore we’re the most prone to feeling shame. We are subject to sexual shaming from early childhood, when we are most vulnerable to moral judgments from family and society—and to boundary violations from family members and those older than us. Entering our teenage years, we long to be attractive to others and try desperately to “be cool” and fit in. As adults, we seek a partner and try to balance the constraints of monogamy with sexual adventure. In our mature years, our ability to function sexually diminishes and our faces and bodies are no longer as we remember them.

In this workshop, we will offer tools you can use to help clients talk about, explore, and heal the sexual shame that can arise at any stage in the life cycle—and help them towards a life-affirming sexuality.

We will:
• Discover ways to help clients become aware of the many, often conflicting messages they received about body image and sexuality from family and society.
• Learn ways to help clients repair the disconnect between self and others—and between parts of the self—which has been created by shaming, inappropriate behavior, or abuse.
• Understand counter-shaming techniques and develop tools for couples to understand their shame triggers and communicate about taboo sexual topics.
• Work with the shame that can cause and result from affairs.
• Identify challenges in being a sexual minority in society and the layers of shame that can occur.
• Unfreeze shame and open life force in a grounded and embodied way, helping clients to access and safely explore their sexual energy.

TO REGISTER, please send full payment or a $100 deposit to:
Bret Lyon
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710
Please include your email and phone number.
We accept PayPal. For details, email Bret at Bret@HealingShame.com.

Space is limited.

For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

You can also check out articles and two free 1 1/2-hour Healing Shame webinars on the Resources page of our website.
www.HealingShame.com

There are so many ways the demands of everyday life, the obligations we carry, and the needs, desires and expectations of others, make us lose touch with what we really want, feel and know inside, until our inner voice becomes barely a whisper. Have you ever wondered if you could stay in touch with a deep sense of your true self – your Inner Voice – in your everyday life, so that you can access it whenever you need to?

Psychologist Helene Brenner, Ph.D. developed her methods for accessing and listening to the inner self while being a mother and a busy professional with a full-time practice helping other busy people connect with their inner selves.

Join Helene for 5 Tuesdays, March 28 to May 9, 2017 (skip Apr 11 & 18). 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM Pacific Time. Course taught by Zoom, an online video conference platform. Cost: $195 through March 20, 2017. Free intro webinar available. CE Units offered. Discover How to Lean Into Your Inner Voice & Get The Support You Need

Are you or your clients going through a time of transition? Facing one or more big decisions? Troubled by past choices and grappling with regret? Decisions can be tough. And some decisions torment us. At times it seems like a decision is a battle between our head and our heart. But here’s a secret: An important decision should not be made by either the head or the heart.

In At the Crossroads, you’ll discover how to honor your whole self and handle the hard parts of big life decisions as you find your way forward! Learn for yourself, share your discoveries with your clients…

Join Ann Weiser Cornell for 5 Tuesdays, April 4 to May 23, 2017 (skip Apr 25, May 2 & 9). 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time. Course taught by Zoom, an online video conference platform. Cost: $175 until March 27, 2017. Free intro webinar available. CE Units offered. Discover a New Way to Approach Big Life Decisions.

Melting the Shame Freeze – Using Somatic Techniques to Create Safety and Build Attunement
A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals

With Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC

Saturday, February 25, 10am-6pm & Sunday, February 26, 10:30am-5:30pm

In Berkeley, just off I-80

$325 full price / $295 with full payment by January 30
Special price for interns
13 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

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.

We will:
• Focus on using breathing and grounding to resource the client, becoming more aware of our own breathing and expanding it in the process.
• Learn ways to help clients repair the disconnect between self and others—and between parts of the self—that have been created by shaming, inappropriate behavior or abuse.
• Explore how to keep our clients more present in the room with us 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).

TO REGISTER, please send full payment or a $100 deposit to:
Bret Lyon
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710
Please include your email and phone number.
We accept PayPal. For details, email Bret at Bret@HealingShame.com.
Space is limited.

For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

You can also check out articles and two free 1 1/2-hour Healing Shame webinars on the Resources page of our website.

www.HealingShame.com