AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution® is the only mind-body-spirit model of its kind. With a laser focus on shame resolution through its manifestations as underbeing, inner conflict, chronic criticism, paradoxical physiobiological states and spiritual shattering, it is the gold star approach in somatic-based shame resolution.

Taught as part of Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute’s Post Advanced learning Program, AST Model® effectively harnesses the advances in neuroscience, physiobiological principles, chakra energetics & yoga principles, mindfulness, emergent design principles, stress physiology and polyvagal theory to bring their potency together in one gentle yet powerful life-changing

Neurobiologically-Based & Integrative in Nature

Built upon 14 paradigm shifts, AST Model® offers one of the most pioneering distinctions in shame resolution today. Unlike cognitive-behavioral approaches or even other neural-based approaches that often leaves the client to manage a new dilemma of half-processed, naked shame, and the professional burnt out, AST Model® partners with the various branches of the autonomic nervous system to shift the endless looping of shame and its hard-wired responses. AST Model then invites these shame shifts to integrate into mind, heart, and spirit. Concretely for clients this shows up as new thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and actions that despite historically seeming deeply habituated and impossible, now shift easily and in some instances even effortlessly.

The joy AST Model®’s offers you as a professional AST Model® respects all expertise and works best when its cutting-edge insights, principles and techniques are integrated into already successful professional backgrounds and modalities such as Hakomi, Sensorimotor, EMDR, SE, DARE and many others. AST Model®’s unique emphasis on an attuned facilitator-client alliance is reciprocal in nature. This fosters regulation between client and facilitator as the work for the client unfolds and brings shared satisfaction. Those integrating AST Model®’s approach experience less burnout, confusion, depleted energy levels, hopelessness and greater joy, satisfaction and sense of meaning when working with their clients on resolving shame.


The Alchemy of Shame Transformation® E-Book
This ebook offers an overview into some basic concepts behind AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution® and has become one of the most highly sought after ebooks for Therapist and Healing Professionals across the globe. It is written by Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, MA, SEP, developer of AST Model® and provides an eyeopening neurobiological & relational understanding of shame that leads to the creation of new neural pathways for authentic self-expression. It provides insight into why AST Model® focuses on integration on many levels, including body up, mind down, heart dimensionality and expanded levels of consciousness and spiritual realms.


Developer of AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®
Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, MA, SEP

Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia is an innovative developer of holistically-based models. As a somatic facilitator she transforms, educates, and trains professionals around the world in paradigm-shift,  life-affirming approaches to human development and growth. Author of Alchemy of Shame Transformation for Therapists and Healing Professionals, Caryn is a pioneer and thought leader in the field of shame resolution. She has developed what is fast becoming the gold standard approach to shame resolution: AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®.

Her work specializes in chronic shame relief, building shame and inner critic resilience, resolving early shame patterns, addiction recovery, sexual expression, and fostering life-affirming, authentic self-expression and empowerment. Caryn’s blog Inside Shame Transformation offers highly sought tips to professionals for applying the AST Model®’s breakthrough shame-resolving principles. Caryn works face to face with people around the world on Skype, and in-person in the California Bay Area and New York City where she sees adult clients.  READ MORE

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