Healing Shame
A workshop developed and facilitator by Sheila Rubin (Co-creator of the Lyon-Rubin Method)

This series of workshops is designed to support mental health practitioners (therapists, community advocates, outreach workers, grassroots community leaders, organizers) with how to recognize shame, work through it and move on. Using a variety of Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts and other somatic and embodied techniques, Sheila will teach us how to become more sensitive to the shaming often experienced by clients seeking support in the mental health/wellness space to learn how to counter shame in our work and in our communities. We will learn how to help people separate feelings of shame from other emotions and how to take people back to early shaming situations and reverse the outcome, helping move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves.

Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT is a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Drama Therapist and a Somatic Therapist. She has integrated somatic and expressive modalities with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to work with adults, couples, and children who have shame and trauma. She has trained in EFT with Sue Johnson, in AEDP with Diana Fosha, and in Hakomi with Ron Kurtz. She is adjunct faculty at the JFK University Somatic Psychology Program. She has been a healing professional for over 30 years.

Dates: Oct 26 and Nov 2, 9, 16, 2020 (attendance to all four workshops is required)
Time: 10:00 - 1:30 PM
Online using Zoom

Please complete this form to register by 11:59pm on Wed, Oct 21st. We will confirm your participation by Friday, Oct 23rd.

Learn more about the workshop series: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13v3nmnvcFPSdh-KN682-2DvTdYaEgq9rbOL10TUc4GE/edit?usp=sharing

This is an offering provided by Wellness in Action, a program of the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) and funded by Alameda County Behavioral Health Services.
Contact communitywellnessinaction@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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Name *
Email *
Phone Number
Where are you currently located? (City, State) *
Gender Pronoun (e.g., she/her, they/them) *
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Are you a mental health practitioner, in the health or wellness field, or interested in pursuing a pathway in the field of mental health/wellness? *
If other, please explain your interest in this course
For the purposes of creating a safe space for the group, in what other ways do you self-identify that you'd like to specifically and explicitly let us know?
Can you commit to all four days of the series? *
What is your intention for this class or what do you hope to achieve?
Please share any previous training and experience with practices in expressive arts and drama therapy.
Have you participated in Wellness in Action programs or events in the past? *
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By submitting this application I commit to participate in all four scheduled days and to respect the confidentiality of all participants.
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