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Unlocking Shame Binds: Unbinding Shame from Grief, Anger, Fear, Joy, Curiosity and Pleasure

  • 20 May 2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 3 Jun 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • Online

A Workshop for Therapists and Helping Professionals

with Bret Lyon PhD, SEP & Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT

Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded

2 Saturdays: May 20th and June 3rd, 2023

10am–6pm Pacific Time

$395 full price / $375 with full payment by April 7, 2023/ Special price for interns

13 CE credits available for California therapists (See website for details.) CAMFT CE provider #134393

Emotions are designed to run through our bodies and complete in an action. Every emotion has an action tendency. The action tendency of shame is to hide, vanish, disappear. Shame is designed to keep us safe by binding with the other primary emotions, lower their intensity, and keep them from completing in an action, such as grieving, reaching out, or setting a boundary. When shame binds with anger, fear, joy, curiosity, or grief, those emotions cannot finish. We get caught in a maze of feelings, with no end. When someone simply can’t get angry, or can’t finish grieving a loss, or can’t feel joyful, or can’t move forward in life, we know that shame is involved, binding with the other primary emotions in a toxic, endless stew of feelings.

In this workshop, learn how to help clients untangle shame from the other primary emotions so that they can complete. A client can mourn a loss and move on, or express anger in an appropriate way, study for an exam, complete a project, or simply enjoy life. Learn to explain the shame-fear bind, the shame-grief bind, the shame-anger bind, the shame-joy bind, and the way shame binds with curiosity to keep us stuck. And learn techniques to untangle the binds so the client can live their life in a fuller, more productive, and more joyful way.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

To register, please visit the Schedule page at

For information: Bret Lyon: 510-420-1441 /

Sheila Rubin: 415-820-3974 /

Please visit our website for free articles and webinars, our Sounds True podcast, details about our Sounds True audio learning series, and information about our complete training program in Healing Shame.

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 continuing education (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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