Your warmth, sensitivity and professionalism bring much hope to the rewarding field that we are privileged to work in.
— Carolyn Gerard, MFT, San Diego, CA
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the weekend I spent with you. As I had hoped, my day in the office on Monday was wonderful because I felt so well resourced and able to access those resources. Once again I find my practice transformed by what I learn with you. I am grateful for the knowledge, love and friendship that you share so freely.
— Claude Lautman, M.A.

I offer private professional consultation programs and off-site supervision for therapists through Skype or in person to help you work with shame issues with specific clients, as you develop and refine your personal therapeutic style.  My consultation programs also provide space to support personal challenges. While not therapy, these can help in exploring  personal shame issues that get in the way of being fully present with your clients or in other aspects of your life. Please see detailed program descriptions below.

I also offer private and group trainings for therapist organizations and agencies.

 

Healing Shame Private Consultation Programs:

Thank you so much for your courage and compassion in pursuing this path to helping others.

It is one of my biggest honors to be able to teach Healing Shame to therapist groups and other helping professionals around the world.

Shame is the most painful emotion. Many times, it’s invisible. Unhealed shame can be lethal. It has led to eating disorders, domestic violence, depression, and substance abuse. Toxic shame can destroy marriages, relationships, job opportunities, health and more. So many of the day-to-day and larger-than-life struggles are rooted in unhealed shame.

Learning how to work with shame can transform the unhealed shame of your clients into healthy shame. It can help the client learn something deep within themselves to break the cycle of the trauma.

Whether you’ve done one, many, or none of the Healing Shame Workshops, these therapist consulting programs are about integrating weekly practices and exercises with your clients and patients, so that the personalized Healing Shame training we work on together is tailored to your specific practice needs and the methodologies you specialize in.  Get support for your most challenging clients. Learning how to work with counter-transference when the person is in the grip of shame can make all the difference in the world. This work can transform the life of you, your clients and your practice.

3 PRIVATE CONSULTATION PROGRAM OPTIONS TO SUPPORT YOU:

SUPPORT #1 Healing Shame Mastery Program:

This 6-month private therapist consulting program will provide customized tools for confidence, creativity and integration to deepen and advance your practice. You must have attended at least one Healing Shame Workshop to be considered for this program.  

The 6-month Healing Shame Mastery Program includes:

 2 Months of Weekly Calls Focused on Building your Confidence with Somatic and Cognitive Shame

You will learn how to:

  • Attune your eyes to clearly notice the visible emotion of shame as it comes up in sessions.
  • Work with the reactions to shame that the client may have in self-attacks, attacking others or denial.
  • Manage somatic counter-transference and difficult feelings that come up when a client goes into their shame.
  • Work with shame triggering, should you get triggered when the client gets triggered.
  • Transform feelings of incompetence into a feeling of being empowered and deeply moved by what you are already doing that’s helping the client and where you can add to it the next level.
  • Integrate the Healing Shame methodology with whatever theories you are already trained in, so that it enhances the work you are already doing.
  • Access practical tools, exercises, and activities that you can work on with clients, including learning when to:
    • counter-shame
    • reassure
    • provide psychoeducation
    • use therapeutic technique to work with the shame
    • create space and not go into shame

Then we will have 2 Months of Calls Every Other Week Focused on Creativity and Tapping into the Imaginal Realm to Create your very own Therapy Method

You will learn how to:

  • Apply expressive therapeutic techniques, like:
    • Giving Back the Shame
    • Imagery
    • Drama Therapy
    • Somatic Techniques
    • Role Plays
    • Symbolism
    • Story
  • Provide customized Healing Shame resources to the client.
  • Develop optimal distance for strategy, containment and moving the energy forward, to help the client break free of their shame.
  • Work with the client’s shame trauma bubble to heal the root memory of the shame so that the client gets more energy.
  • Create your own approach to integrate tools to work with your clients and shame.

Then our final two months will each include a monthly call for INTEGRATION. This can include review of taped sessions to help have this be an effective approach that integrates all you know supported by Healing Shame into your practice.

You will:

  • Strengthen areas that need extra support.
  • Integrate cognitive, somatic and imaginal techniques.
  • Support and celebrate the development of your own unique methods.

The Healing Shame Mastery Program Is 6 months of customized support for $2450.

Payments plans are available.


SUPPORT #2 The Healing Shame Immersion Program:

This 10-week private consultation program provides weekly customized support to help you feel more confident in working with the somatic and cognitive techniques for healing shame with your clients. This program is designed for those who have had exposure to the basic concepts of Healing Shame.

The 10-week Healing Shame Immersion Program includes the first 2 months of training provided in the Mastery Program.

You will learn how to:

  • Attune your eyes to clearly notice the visible emotion of shame as it comes up in sessions.
  • Work with the reactions to shame that the client may have in self-attacking, attacking others or denial.
  • Manage somatic counter-transference and difficult feelings that come up when a client goes into their shame.
  • Work with shame triggering, should you get triggered when the client gets triggered.
  • Transform feelings of incompetence to a feeling of being empowered and deeply moved by what you are already doing that’s helping the client and where you can add to it the next level.
  • Integrate the Healing Shame methodology with whatever theories you are already trained in, so that it enhances the work you are already doing.
  • Access practical tools, exercises, and activities that you can work on with clients, including learning when to:
    • counter-shame
    • reassure
    • provide psychoeducation
    • use therapeutic technique to work with the shame
    • create space and not go into shame

The Healing Shame Immersion Program Is 10 weeks of customized support for $1850.

Payments plans are available.


SUPPORT #3 The Private Healing Shame Training Program:

This 5-week private consultation program provides weekly customized support to help you understand the foundational aspects of how to work with and heal shame with your clients. This program is designed for those who are not able to attend the core Healing Shame workshop but understand how the power of this work can transform your practice. This program is also designed to support those going through the Healing Shame Certification process. You will learn the aspects of shame, how to work with it, counter-shaming, and how to integrate Healing Shame with EFT, AEDP, Drama Therapy, or any psychotherapy specialty that you practice. This program is offered by both me and my husband and co-creator of the Healing Shame Workshops, Bret Lyon. This customized program is $950.