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 29, 10:00am – 6:00pm & Sunday, April 30, 10:30am – 5:00pm
In Berkeley, just off I-80
$325 ($295 with full payment by March 24)
Special rate for interns.
Partners welcome! Contact us to find out about couples discount.
13 CEUs for MFTs & LCSWs
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393
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.
– 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, please send full payment or a $100 deposit to:
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.