USABP Speaker Series - Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin

Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP

Presented by:
Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT
Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP

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In this speakers event, authors Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin will discuss what they have discovered as a successful pathway for transforming shame from a self-punishing emotion into a powerful ally for your health and happiness.

About Embracing Shame

After decades of successful teaching, we have found ways to heal shame's negative effects and transform it into the supportive force it was meant to be - and we have condensed over twenty years of research and experience into this book. Through case studies, creative tools, and body-based practices, we show you how to break the cycle of toxic shame and access the messages, insights, and surprising gifts that become available as you access inner reservoirs of positive energy.

With Embracing Shame, we are proud to share an invaluable guide to an emotion so volatile that most of us―including therapists―avoid talking about it. Given how painful and destructive shame can be, it’s easy to see this emotion as an inner demon that turns our own mind against us. Yet shame is a universal emotion―and it serves an important purpose. While toxic shame can keep us stuck in a self-defeating vortex, there is a healthy expression of shame designed to protect us, help us change, and actually build our self-esteem.

While no amount of positive self-talk or therapy can eradicate shame, we can transform shame into a supportive, health-promoting force. Created as a resource for laypersons and healing professionals alike, Embracing Shame offers a path for reclaiming the true potential of this vital emotion to help you grow, connect, and find a new confidence in the way you move through life

Your Instructor

Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT;  Brett Lyon, PhD,
Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT; Brett Lyon, PhD,

Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT is a leading authority on Healing Shame. She co-created theHealing Shame–Lyon/Rubin Method and has delivered talks, presentations and workshops across the country and around the world, at conferences from Canada to Romania. Sheila has been presenting Healing Shame workshops with her husband, Bret Lyon, for over 10 years; she has been presenting workshops for therapists about working with shame, eating disorders, and child and family trauma for over 25 years.

Brett Lyon, Phd is the co-director, co-creator and facilitator at the Center for Healing Shame. Additionally, he has been a private practice clinician for over 40 years. Brett teaches at Pomona College, Tufts University and is faculty at American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Brett is widely trained in various somatic approaches and holds certifications in Focusing, Somatic Experiencing and he is a Board Certified Coach.

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