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Bret Lyon photoHealing Shame: A Workshop for Therapists, takes place regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in other locations.
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Welcome to Body, Breath & Being, a unique and powerful approach to self-healing and self-transformation. Body, Breath & Being is designed to help you rediscover your body, regain your natural free breathing and experience what it's like to be fully and freely in the present. You can let go of the worry and tension that hold you back and liberate the energy, aliveness and resourcefulness you were born with.

We are born filled with energy, in touch with our impulses, able to easily experience pleasure, joy and peace. As we try to adjust to society's pressures, however, our muscles tighten, our breathing becomes restricted and we lose the aliveness that was ours at birth. Instead of acting with our whole being, we feel split — with one part of us criticizing or interfering with another part. Rather than living in the present, we worry, figure and plan. Body, Breath & Being can help you heal the split and become whole again. You can unlearn self-defeating patterns and get out of your own way — and reestablish your natural connection with life.
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Bret Lyon, PhD has been a teacher of Somatic and Emotional Mindfulness for over 25 years. He holds doctorates in both Psychology and Drama and is certified in Focusing and Somatic Experiencing®. His unique approach combines Attachment principles with Reichian breathwork,  the Trauma Healing work of Peter Levine, Feldenkrais body awareness, meditation techniques, Inner Relationship Focusing and Buddhist philosophy. Bret has co-lead workshops on Healing Shame in California, Oregon, Arizona, and Canada. He has spoken on Healing Shame to every chapter of the association of California Marriage and Family Therapists in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as many graduate school programs. He has trained extensively in Reichian Breathwork with Al Bauman, who worked directly with Wilhelm Reich. He has also trained in EFT with Sue Johnson, AEDP with Diana Fosha and Coherence Therapy with Bruce Ecker.
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Individual Sessions are carefully structured to meet individual needs. Bret offers sessions in person and over the phone.
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Communicate with Confidence: Powerful, effective communication is vital to all personal and business success. Bret Lyon's Communicate with Confidence workshops and one-on-one sessions will help you expand your abilities in all key areas of communication.
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Training for Therapists: Reichian Breathwork & Focusing can serve as a powerful adjunct to all therapy and bodywork modalities, and can lead to certification. One-day workshops and monthly training groups.
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Articles: Please explore these Articles for a deeper understanding of Body, Breath & Being and the principles behind it, as well as a look at the life and contributions of Wilhelm Reich. In addition, there are excerpts from a radio interview with Bret Lyon and two of his students.
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Books & Tapes: Bret's book, The Bret Lyon Personal Power Program, is available to order, as are several audio tapes.
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Inspirational Quotes from inspiring people illuminate the goals of Body, Breath & Being.
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Connections: Links with other organizations which offer compatible workshops, individual sessions and materials. Also links to recommended books and materials.
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Body, Breath & Being is located in Berkeley, California. To register for or learn more about upcoming workshops, schedule an individual session with Bret Lyon, order books or tapes, arrange for a workshop in your area — or get more information on how you might benefit from this work Contact Body, Breath & Being.


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