Healing Shame in Couples


Healing Shame in Couples on May 14, 2016 in Berkeley, CA : Healing Shame in Couples - A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals
with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT & Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC
Satur day, May 14, 10:00am - 6:00pm & Sunday, May 15 10:30am - 5:00pm
In Berkeley, just off I-80
$295 ($275 with full payment by April 8)
Special price for interns
13 CEUs for MFTs & LCSWs (PCE #4456)
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 how to help them stop shaming each other and work together to create a secure base and heal the wounds of the past.
We will:
• 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,” how to actually 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 for the workshop, please send full payment or a $100 deposit (and include your email and phone number) to:
Bret Lyon
830 Bancroft ...read more

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