Melting the Shame Freeze – Using Somatic Techniques to Create Safety and Build Attunement
A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals
With Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP, BCC

Saturday, February 24, 10am-6pm & Sunday, February 25, 10:30am-5:30pm
In Berkeley, just off I-80

$350 full price / $325 with full payment by January 12
Special price for interns
13 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” Because shame exists in the body as well as in the mind, it is helpful for therapists to work with shame somatically. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance.

We will:
• Focus on using breathing and grounding to resource the client, becoming more aware of our own breathing and expanding it in the process.
• Learn ways to help clients repair the disconnect between self and others—and between parts of the self—that have been created by shaming, inappropriate behavior or abuse.
• Explore how to keep our clients more present in the room with us and counter over- verbalization, dissociation and freezing.
• Learn techniques and theory from Wilhelm Reich (the father of Somatics), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing®), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) and Eugene Gendlin (Focusing).


Register online on the Schedule page at
Or register by mail by sending full payment or a $100 deposit to:
Bret Lyon
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710
Please include your full name, email and phone number.
We accept PayPal. For details, email Bret at
Space is limited.

For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website.
For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email

You can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars available on our website.

The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for therapists (CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393). The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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