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 21, 10:00am – 6:00pm & Sunday, April 22, 10:00am – 5:30pm
In Berkeley, just off I-80

$350 / $325 with full payment by March 9
Special rate for interns
Partners welcome! Contact us to find out about couples discount.

13 CEUs*

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, visit the Schedule page at www.CenterforHealingShame.com.
Space is limited.
For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, as well as articles and free 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 MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California – CAMFT CE provider #134393. PhDs in California and PhDs and licensed therapists outside of California may be able to receive 12 CEUs through the co-sponsorship of R. Cassidy Seminars. (Apply for CEUs from R. Cassidy Seminars prior to the workshop at www.ceuregistration.com.) The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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