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Group Name: Embodied Life-Story Winter 10-Week Series
Location: SF Bay Area - CALIFORNIA
City: Berkeley
Phone: 415-820-3974
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Group Description:

Embodied Life-Stories Winter 12-Week Series
Exploring Personal Narrative through Improvisation, Drama Therapy, Playfulness, Writing and Sacred Witnessing
with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT

Thursdays, January 26 - March 30, 5 - 7pm
Performance: Thursday, March 30 at 7pm

Sheila's Berkeley office at the Rudramandir Center
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102
Berkeley, CA 94710

This is an invitation to take a journey that supports your creative process as it unfolds through improvisation and writing. Being in the present moment with improvisation while exploring the threads that weave between our daily experiences and universal themes, a deeper story can emerge. And it is this deeper story that can feed us at a soul level. The image on the flier on my website is one I took of a butterfly coming out of the cocoon. That is the power of this work.

Theatrical improvisation, guided visualization, dreams, somatic exercises, group interaction and drama therapy. Those who choose to can create a 10 to 20-minute performance for an invited audience the last night of class.

$550 for the series
$50 off for students, teachers and seniors (over 60)
Register and pay in full by January 1 for $100 off.

20 CEUs (Learning methods for using personal story with groups and individuals)

For registration send $100 or full payment to:
Sheila Rubin
830 Bancroft Way
Suite 102
Berkeley, CA 94710

For more info, call:
Sheila Rubin 415-820-3974

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Therapist Details

Therapist: Sheila Rubin (Lic: MFC36484)
Professional Statement:

Sheila Rubin, created the life stories improvisational process and has been leading life stories groups since the 1990s.  She is a LMFT, RDT/BCT is a marriage and family therapist and a registered drama therapist with over 20 years experience in helping people connect with and express themselves.  She is in private practice with offices in San Francisco and Berkeley. Her work combines somatic therapy with drama therapy and expressive arts, attachment work, mindfulness and more. She is trained in Drama Therapy, Hakomi, Focusing, EFT, AEDP, DBT, CBT, and many forms of improvisation and movement/dance as well.

She is also an adjunct faculty at CIIS Psychology and Drama Therapy Dept. and JFK Somatic Psychology Dept.  She is a graduate of the CIIS Psychology and Drama Therapy Dept. She is a past president of San Francisco CAMFT and a past president of No. CA Chapter of National Association of Drama Therapy.

Her writing includes a chapter on Self-Revelatory Performance in the anthology Interactive and Improvisational Drama, edited by Adam Blatner. Her newest chapter about myth mass and movement is in a book Ritual Theatre: The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Groups and Clinical Practice, edited by Claire Schrader. Her chapter about eating disorders, Women, Food and Feelings, Drama Therapy with Women Who Have Eating Disorders is in the anthology, The Creative Therapies and Eating Disorders, edited by Stephanie L Brooke.  

She has been leading and developing Life Stories Workshops in the Bay Area for years.  www.TheHealingStory

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