Shame and Aging: A Workshop for Therapists and Helping Professionals
This course is for therapists and helping professionals. If you're not sure if it's the right class for you, please contact Bret Lyon at Bret@HealingShame.com. This workshop can be applied toward certification as a Healing Shame Practitioner.
WE ALL GO THROUGH IT. NO ONE IS IMMUNE. AND NOTHING PRODUCES MORE UNIVERSAL SHAME IN OUR SOCIETY THAN AGING. AND IT STARTS WHEN WE HAVE BARELY BEGUN TO ENJOY OUR ADULTHOOD. BY MID-THIRTIES, WE ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO EXPERIENCE THE CHANGES.
Whereas many societies have deep respect for people as they age and see a vital role for elders, our society still worships youth. What are we to do as we face the natural progression of losing muscle tone, hair, short term memory and many other physical and mental functions in a society that sees us as lacking if we’re not forever young? Shame is the feeling that “something is wrong with me.” How can we not feel that something is wrong with us as we undergo all these losses in the face of an indifferent and shaming society?
In this workshop, we will learn how to be more comfortable with our own aging process. And we will look at ways to help clients talk about, explore, and heal their own shame around aging.
Discover ways to help clients become aware of the many messages they received and continue to receive about aging and body image from family and society.
Learn ways to help clients cope with the shame of not being able to do all that they once did.
Understand counter-shaming techniques to help ourselves and our clients find pride and joy in the new reality — seeing that there are real gains as well as losses in this new stage of life.
Work with the shame that can cause and result from sicknesses and injuries.
Identify challenges in being looked at as unimportant and “not up to par” by a youth-oriented society and the layers of shame that can occur.
Discover how to make the necessary adjustments so we can regain access to the life force and creativity that we still have in a grounded and embodied way.
Begin to shift and transform cultural stereotypes about aging by finding a reservoir of vitality, inner vision and clear action for the next phase of life, which may be hidden under shame!
Course Level: Beginning
There is no prerequisite for this course.
2 SATURDAYS: DECEMBER 2 & 9, 2023
10AM–6 PM PACIFIC TIME
Live and recorded, using Zoom
13 CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California and RDTs in the US
(See CE information below.)
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393
Pricing and Registration
$395 full price
$375 with early bird discount, paid in full by October 27 (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD)
Special rate for interns - $70 off full price (Use coupon code INTERN)
$40 fee for CE credits - available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California and RDTs in the US
If you would like CE credits for this workshop, please pay for them now, at the same time you register for the workshop. Payment for CE credits is separate from your registration payment.
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We offer two payment options for registration:
1. If you want the early bird pricing, pay $375 by the early bird deadline. (Sorry, no deposits for early bird pricing.)
2. Pay the full amount of $395 or a $100 deposit to hold your space in the class. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a link to pay any balance due. Please note that we do not send a balance due bill, so it will be your responsibility to remember to pay. Any balance due must be paid in full at least 4 days before the class.
**If registering within one week of the class, you must pay the full amount; deposits will not be accepted.**
Please note: In registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to the terms of our Ethics and Scope of Practice Agreement.
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 credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
At this time, we are only able to provide CE credit to LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California and RDTs in the US. We are not able to offer CE credit to psychologists or nurses in California or to psychologists, therapists, or nurses licensed outside of California in the U.S. and Canada.
For complete information about CE credit, Hours of Attendance certificates, and course credit, please visit our information page.
The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Sheila Rubin: 415-820-3974 / Sheila@healingshame.com
Bret Lyon: 510-420-1441 / Bret@healingshame.com
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