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

  • 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102 Berkeley United States (map)

Shame is perhaps the most painful of all emotions. It is at the root of both the inner critic and perfectionism. It binds with other emotions, such as anger and fear, so that is often hard to detect. Also, revealing shame can be in itself shameful. For many clients who don’t get better in therapy, shame — unacknowledged and not worked through — is the primary factor.

In this workshop, you will learn how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. You will become more sensitive to the shaming often implicit in the therapy situation and learn how to counter shame in therapy. You will be able to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you'll learn how to help clients out of the shame morass so they can move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves. 

There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.

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I highly recommend this workshop to EVERY therapist. Bret and Sheila are brilliant together—well-grounded in research, hugely compassionate
and safe, and AMAZING....
— Belle Hazlehurst, RN, MFT, San Diego

All therapists should attend your workshop. Truly—it was invaluable. Incredibly rich and unforgettable. It has already changed my practice.
— Sara Wicks, LCSW, NYC

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 10:00AM - 6:00PM &
SUNDAY, JANUARY 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 at This workshop can be applied toward certification as a Healing Shame Practitioner

$375 / $350 with full payment by December 21, 2019(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 - $80 off full price. (Use coupon code INTERN 20)


Guarantee Your Spot:

Best workshop I’ve been to this year. Somatic and experiential focus, with excellent cognitive framing.
— Jay Seiff-Haron, PsyD, San Francisco

“It was very much worth flying up to Toronto from Arkansas to take your workshop. The workshop added much to my knowledge and skill bag, particularly in broadening the work with primary feelings.”
— Dell Tyson, RN, MA, LPC, LMFT, Arkansas

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


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.