Talk Therapy Seminars

Healing Shame

Date:   May 29th & 30th, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:   Holiday Inn South
4206 MacLeod Trail,
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 2R7

Cost: $450.00

Presenters: Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC and Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT


A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals

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.

You will learn:

  • How to help clients recognize shame, work through it and move on.
  • How to become more attuned and sensitive to the shaming often implicit in the therapy situation and learn how to counter shame in therapy.
  • Techniques to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions.
  • 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.

About the Presenters:

Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC has been a consultant/teacher of Somatic and Emotional Mindfulness for over 25 years and holds doctorates in both Psychology and Drama. He is certified in Focusing and Somatic Experiencing and has trained extensively in Reichian Breathwork. Bret is a board certified coach.

Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist who integrates somatic, expressive and attachment modalities to work with couples, adults and children who have shame and trauma. She has trained also in Hakomi. Sheila is adjunct faculty at CIIS and JFK Somatic Psychology Program.

Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin have co-led workshops on Healing Shame throughout Canada and the US.

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