Healing Shame Core Workshop

A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals

“Best workshop I attended all year. Essential knowledge for anyone who does any kind of emotionally based psychotherapy. Greatly needed information which will be immediately useful.”
— Richard Doleman, MFT, Certified EFT Therapist

Shame is perhaps the most painful of all emotions. It is at the root of both the inner critic and perfectionism. It binds with and hides behind other emotions, such as anger and fear, so that it is often hard to detect. Many people go to great lengths to avoid acknowledging or even feeling shame—and this gets in the way of making progress in treatment.

In this workshop, designed for therapists and other helping professionals, you will become aware of shame as both a primary emotion and a freeze state, which has a profound effect on personal development and relationship success, and which has been terribly neglected in most psychotherapy. You will learn that shame cannot be worked with in the same way as the other primary emotions and that special care needs to be taken to work with shame in specific ways.

We are qualified to provide 13 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCs and LEDs for each workshop taken (CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393*).

Many other states will also give CEUs if contacted by the individual therapist or sponsoring organization. We give workshops in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. See schedule for details.

* Healing Shame Workshops is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for therapists and other helping professionals. Healing Shame Workshops maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

“I really appreciated the demos, the safety created by Bret and Sheila and their incredible depth of knowledge. The entire weekend was great.”
— Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran, LMFT, Newark, C

“Immediately following your workshop, I noticed that I began listening differently to my clients and heard euphemisms for shame that hadn’t clicked previously. I’ve been cautious and have heeded the importance of resourcing before delving into the shame. The concept of giving back the shame is profound and although I haven’t gotten to that point yet, I’m actually excited to experience that piece with a client. Thanks for your important contribution to our field.”
— Barbara Roth, LCSW, Madison, WI