Healing Shame in Couples - 13 CE Credits
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Healing Shame in Couples - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. 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.

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Sheila's New Online Consultation Group:  Shame, Countertransference & the Therapist
May
15
to Jun 5

Sheila's New Online Consultation Group: Shame, Countertransference & the Therapist

Bring in your challenging cases!! Surprisingly, those awkward moments in therapy, when things seem confused or stuck, can be the golden key to working with clients. We will look at therapist’s shame when it comes to earning or promotion of their practice - or work in the world - - and how it can get in the way - or help work with clients shame.

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Online - Healing Shame in Inner Children - and Actual Children - 13 CE Credits
May
17
to Jun 14

Online - Healing Shame in Inner Children - and Actual Children - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Using Imaginal techniques, we join and explore the world of the child. Learn how to work effectively and add a healthy coach or caring inner parent to repair the shame ruptured parts from neglect or simply misattunements. Say hello to the part that wants to eat healthy and the part that wants ice cream. Say hello to the bully and the scary places.  Learn to listen deeply - and provide a champion or protector. We get to explore and re-enact scenes from childhood when a person was shamed and repair or replace what they wish they could have said. ( 4 Fridays, 10am - 1:30pm PDT)

“ I loved your online course. Zoom made it as close to reality as technologically possible. The class size was perfect, enough people for stimulating questions and conversation and small enough to feel intimate. The charts you provided will be so useful. Sheila and Bret, you and your assistants are providing a greatly needed service. Thank you so much! I’ve learned a lot from you and look forward to attending another workshop. Until then, I’m already benefiting watching the recordings, gleaning even more the second time around.”
Charlette Mikulka, LCSW author of Peace in the Heart and Home

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Advanced 2: ShameShifting: Transforming Toxic Shame Into Healthy Shame - 13 CE Credits
May
25
to May 26

Advanced 2: ShameShifting: Transforming Toxic Shame Into Healthy Shame - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this advanced workshop, you will learn to help yourselves and your clients shift the shame, transforming it from toxic freeze to helpful change agent. How do we learn from and modify our words and behaviors without going into the toxic freeze state of shame? Even when we have been shamed or abused, how do we take responsibility for the part of what happened that is ours, even if it is quite small, and learn from it? We will cover the shame produced in many situations in which we feel we have let someone down or broken some important rules, including affairs.

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Shame and Aging - 13 CE Credits
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Shame and Aging - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We all go through it. Noone is immune. And nothing produces more univeral shame in our society than aging. Whereas many societies have deep respect for people as they age and see a vital role for elders, our society still worships youth - still idealizes the Pepsi generation. In this workshop, we will explore and learn to be more comfortable with our own aging process. And we will explore ways to help clients talk about, explore and heal their own shame around aging.

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Healing Shame Online Core Workshop: Understanding, Transforming, and Reducing Shame - 13 CE Credits
Sep
20
to Oct 11

Healing Shame Online Core Workshop: Understanding, Transforming, and Reducing Shame - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop, you will learn how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. You will be able to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you’ll learn how to take clients back to early shaming situations and reverse the outcome — helping clients move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves.
Four Fridays, 10am - 1:30pm

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Through The Looking Glass: Using Imaginal Resources to Heal Shame - 13 CE Credits
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Through The Looking Glass: Using Imaginal Resources to Heal Shame - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We have developed our Imaginal Workshop to provide new and powerful tools that have been incredibly under-utilized in most therapy trainings. Working with shame cognitively can only get us so far. When clients get stuck in shame, the most powerful way to help them get unstuck is to activate their imagination. What was stuck in the cognitive realm can be reexamined and shifted. Shaming situations from the past can be revisited and resolved. Utilizing the Imaginal Realm can greatly expand your toolkit and give you powerful and exciting new ways to heal shame.

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Sex and Shame - 13 CE Credits
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Sex and Shame - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop, we will offer tools you can use to help clients talk about, explore and heal the sexual shame that can arise at any stage in the life cycle -- and help them towards a life-affirming sexuality. You will discover ways to help clients become aware of the many, often conflicting messages they received about body image and sexuality from family and society. You will develop tools for couples to understand their shame triggers and communicate about taboo sexual topics.

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Melting the Shame Freeze: Somatic Techniques To Create Safety And Build Attunement - Online Workshop - 13 CE Credits (Fridays)
Mar
1
to Mar 22

Melting the Shame Freeze: Somatic Techniques To Create Safety And Build Attunement - Online Workshop - 13 CE Credits (Fridays)

In this workshop, you will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance. You will learn how to prevent somatic counter-transference and avoid taking on the client's physical shame patterns, explore how to keep your clients more present in the room with you, and counter over-verbalization, dissociation and freezing.

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Melting the Shame Freeze: Somatic Techniques To Create Safety And Build Attunement - 13 CE Credits
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Melting the Shame Freeze: Somatic Techniques To Create Safety And Build Attunement - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop, you will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance. You will learn how to prevent somatic counter-transference and avoid taking on the client's physical shame patterns, explore how to keep your clients more present in the room with you, and counter over-verbalization, dissociation and freezing.

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Advanced 1: Giving Back The Shame - 13 CE Credits
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Advanced 1: Giving Back The Shame - 13 CE Credits

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This hands-on weekend workshop provides a chance to practice specific techniques for working with shame so that you can be even more precise and effective in helping clients gently feel into and integrate their shame.  We will look at the moment-to-moment interaction between therapist and client and how to be both caring and forceful, both gentle and relentless, in helping your client to a more positive and accurate view of self and other. You will gain practical experience in attuning more fully to your clients and developing and keeping a safe container so that shame can be explored delicately, without overwhelming yourself or the client.

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Online Healing Shame Core Workshop: Understanding, Transforming, and Reducing Shame - 12 CE Credits
Mar
9
to Apr 6

Online Healing Shame Core Workshop: Understanding, Transforming, and Reducing Shame - 12 CE Credits

In this workshop, you will learn how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. You will be able to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you’ll learn how to take clients back to early shaming situations and reverse the outcome — helping clients move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves.

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