Shame and the Body: Body Image, Eating Disorders and Embodiment
Learning to Love our Bodies at any Age
A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals
SHORT SUMMARY: Our relationship with our body is our first and most important relationship. Yet many people feel uncomfortable in their own skin. This workshop focuses on aspects of body image and embodiment, including working directly with eating disorders. It will include theory and also be a process group with an experiential component. We will explore embodiment through somatic embodied processes, expressive arts and drama therapy.
Online, using Zoom – Live and Recorded
Four Fridays: June 5, 12, 19 & 26
10am – 1:30pm Pacific Time
$375 full price / $350 with full payment by April 24
Special price for interns
13 CE credits available (See website for details) - CAMFT CE provider #134393
Our relationship with our body is our first and most important relationship. Yet many people feel uncomfortable in their own skin. When we are able to live in our bodies instead of hiding from them, we are able to have relationship with ourselves and then with others.
This workshop focuses on aspects of body image and embodiment, including working directly with eating disorders. It will include theory and also be a process group with an experiential component. We will explore embodiment through somatic embodied processes, expressive arts and drama therapy. We will learn to help the client listen to the secret conversations inside, because those conversations have to do with perfectionism and shame.
You will learn to help clients:
- Move beyond the toxic shame into healthy shame that can allow healthy nourishment and pleasure.
- Talk to the inner child at different ages.
- Identify a kind inner coach.
- Learn mindfulness techniques to feel into emptiness and fullness.
- Work with the secret conversations inside.
- Develop and/or deepen the relationship a person has with her body, which begins with kindness.
- Learn to gently open to feeling the vital life force through embodied journal writing and movement, and through exploring the body’s story of embodiment.
There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.
For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website, where you can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: To register, please visit the Schedule page at www.HealingShame.com. For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.
REGISTER HERE: https://healingshame.com/new-events/2020/shame-and-the-body-online
Presenter Bio: Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT is a leading authority on healing shame. She co-created the Healing Shame – Lyon/Rubin method and is the Co-Director of the Center for Healing Shame, a continuing education provider that offers Healing Shame workshops to therapists and other helping professionals. She has delivered talks, presentations and workshops across the country and around the world, at conferences from Canada to Romania. Sheila has trained in AEDP, EFT, Hakomi and Drama Therapy and has developed therapy techniques integrating somatic and expressive modalities to work with the all-pervasive shame and trauma that underlie toxic family dynamics, eating disorders, and addictions. Her expertise, teaching, and writing contributions have been featured in numerous publications, including six books. She offers therapy through her private practice in Berkeley and online through Zoom, and she also offers consultation to therapists in person and over Skype.