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

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

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. 

This workshop is open only to people who have taken at least two workshops with us—or by special permission—so we can really get down to business.  If you have taken two or more workshops with us, this will increase your competence in working with shame.  It is also a final step on the path to certification.

My work with clients has deepened as I am seeing and addressing shame so much more and educating clients about it, often with dramatically positive results. Your Workshop has really helped me recognize, name, and gently explore shame that is binding other primary emotions, attachment needs and fears.
— Dinah Bachrach, MFT, Santa Rosa, CA

Saturday, May 25, 10:00am - 6:00pm & Sunday, May 26, 10:00am - 5:30pm

In Berkeley, California, just off I-80.

13 CE credits* (See CE info below.)
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

This course is for therapists and helping professionals. If you're not sure if it's the right class for you, please contact Bret Lyon (see contact information below). This workshop can be applied toward certification as a Healing Shame Practitioner

$350 / $325 with full payment by April 19th(Use coupon code EARLYBIRD) Note: To receive the discounted price you must pay in full by the early bird deadline. The $100 deposit does not qualify you for the early bird discount.
Special rate for interns. (Use coupon code INTERN)


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This is a workshop for therapists and other helping professionals, taught by Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC.


Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin have co-led workshops on Healing Shame for over a decade in many cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Berkeley, New York, Montreal, Ottawa and Victoria, BC. Both have trained in EFT with Sue Johnson and in AEDP with Diana Fosha.


* The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California - CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393. PhDs in California and PhDs and licensed therapists outside California may be able to receive 12 CE credits through the co-sponsorship of R. Cassidy Seminars. (Apply for CE credits from R. Cassidy Seminars prior to the workshop at

The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds. The amount paid can be applied toward a future workshop within 12 months. Registrations are not transferable.

The Center for Healing Shame welcomes people who have disabilities. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. Location is wheelchair accessible.