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

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

We’ll be giving an Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop in Portland, Oregon
on 02/25 or 02/26 (two sessions) via Kami Huck, who has taken the workshop in MA.

Cost $150 (includes lunch prepared by Kami :)) 10am-5:30pm

Instructors: Andy Hahn and Joni Beckett

Payment will be due by January 1, 2017

Please RSVP to Kami Huck (kamip@comcast.net) by December 5, 2016, and she’ll send you more information.

We are offering a day long Intro to the Enneagram on Sat. Oct. 1st, in Waltham, MA.

Come learn an effective way to understand yourself and others, or to enhance your knowledge.

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Healing Retreat

Is There Something That You Want to Heal ?

Join us for this uplifting and healing experiential weekend that helps you release traumas so you are able to live a fully engaged, feeling, thoughtful life. The weekend begins with naming what you would like to change in your life.

Over the course of the 3 days we will work together, utilizing the wisdom of the body and the power of the collective to release and shift these limitations and enhance our capacity to live a vibrant, joyful life – bringing us to a re-membering of ourselves.

Thurs afternoon, Nov. 3rd beginning at 4pm til Sunday, Nov. 6th, noon

Details: The retreat (3 nights and 4 days) opens at 4pm on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Truro, MA, at a beautiful house on the beach, with a Healing Circle, followed by a group dinner, which is included.

Format: there will be two Healing Circles per day, one in the morning and a second at some time later in the afternoon/evening with free time to explore the local area.

There will be a closing circle on our final morning, Sunday, Nov. 6th, before departure at noon.

Structure: The Healing Retreat opens on Day 1 with participants gathering in a circle to discover and share our intentions for healing and growth. The basic premise for these gatherings is a safe space to explore our suffering from something that couldn’t be handled. One of our purposes in life is to master these trauma. In fact, what we suffer about, on a deeper level, is an invitation to remembering and being in a different relationship with what couldn’t be handled.

What’s included: a room with an ocean view, with up to 8 participants (several more if couples share a bed), dinner the first evening, breakfast and lunch supplies, and 6 HEALING CIRCLES. While dinners are on our own (except for the first evening), we have discovered that many people choose to cook together while others find restaurants in the area.

Location: Truro, MA in a beautiful private home on Cape Cod

Presenters:
Andrew Hahn, Psy.D. & Joan Beckett, LMHC

Cost: $950. if registered by Oct.12, 2016, $1050. if after Oct. 12th, 2016.

Registration and Inquiries: Email: info@guidedselfhealing.org or call 781-891-7448

Web Site: www.guidedselfhealing.org (soon to be Life Centered Therapy)

Join us for this uplifting and healing experiential weekend that helps you release traumas so you are able to live a fully engaged, feeling, thoughtful life. The weekend begins with naming what you would like to change in your life. Over the course of the three days we will work together, utilizing the wisdom of the body and the power of the collective to release and shift these limitations and enhance our capacity to live a vibrant, joyful life – bringing us to a re-membering of ourselves.

http://guidedselfhealing.org/Calendar%20of%20Events.html

HealingRetreat

www.guidedselfhealing.org 
​info@guidedselfhealing.org    
Guided Self Healing Institute
115 Worcester Lane
Waltham, MA 02145
(781) 891-7448

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Join us (Andrew Hahn, Psy.D. and Joan T Beckett, LMHC) for a healing experiential weekend that will help you release traumas so you are able to live a fully engaged, feeling, thoughtful life.

The weekend begins with naming what you would like to change in your life. Over the course of 3 days we will work together, utilizing the wisdom of the body & the power of the collective to release & shift these limitations and enhance our capacity to live a vibrant, joyful life – bringing us to a re-membering of ourselves.

Space limited to 8 (several more than 8 if there are couples who share a bed). All rooms in the light & spacious beach home have an ocean view. Your dietary limitations taken into account.

More info: http://guidedselfhealing.org/Calendar%20of%20Events.html

www.guidedselfhealing.org