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 25, 10am-6pm & Sunday, February 26, 10:30am-5:30pm

In Berkeley, just off I-80

$325 full price / $295 with full payment by January 30
Special price for interns
13 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs
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).

TO REGISTER, please send full payment or a $100 deposit to:
Bret Lyon
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710
Please include your email and phone number.
We accept PayPal. For details, email Bret at
Space is limited.

For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email

You can also check out articles and two free 1 1/2-hour Healing Shame webinars on the Resources page of our website.

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