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Sheila Rubin



Sheila Rubin is an American therapist, public speaker, and leading authority on healing shame. She and Bret Lyon are the founders of the Center for Healing Shame. She is also the creator of the Embodied Life Story Workshops, a form of drama therapy combining writing, Jungian dreamwork, imagination, and improvisation into storytelling.

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Healing Shame: Understand and Transform

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. Shame cannot be worked with in the same way as the other primary emotions.

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Shame and Countertransference

Sheila Rubin discusses her ideas on Healing Shame. Shame can bind with fear to create social anxiety. Shame can also bind with happiness, or get in the way of happiness.

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"Learning from the Inside Out" - Sheila Rubin, LMFT - Somatic Psychology

Sheila Rubin, LMFT is an adjunct professor in the somatic psychology program at JFK University. In this brief clip, she shares how she likes to teach - from the felt sense of the "inside out" - in the Somatic Psychology program.

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Transformance—What Can Happen When Shame Lifts

Sheila Rubin writes about transformance, a term used to describe “the force in the psyche that’s moving towards growth and expansion and transformation,” and the idea that healing is “not just an outcome but a process that exists within each person that emerges in conditions of safety.”

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Bret Lyon And Sheila Rubin: Turning Shame Into An Ally

Brett Lyon, PhD, SEP, and Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT, are the founders of the Center for Healing Shame and co-creators of the Healing Shame Lyon-Rubin Method.

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How to Transform Shame Over the Holidays

There’s an expectation of what is supposed to happen during the holidays: images of a family gathered around a tree, presents, food, love and connection as people smile at each other. But if your family is different, there sometimes can be shame.

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The Purpose of Shame

Shame is a social emotion with a distinct purpose in every society. Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin, the Co-Directors for the Center for Healing Shame share how shame is actually designed to help us.

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"Called to Help Others" - Sheila Rubin, Lmft - Somatic Psychology at Jfk University

Sheila Rubin, LMFT is an adjunct professor in the somatic psychology program at JFK University. In this brief clip, she shares about her history and how she was inspired to become a psychotherapist, a writer, and a teacher.

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