Somatic Experiencing Practitioner specializing in the physiology of stress and in renegotiating and healing shame, shock and developmental trauma
I've heard so many new clients say that they had lost all hope because they felt like they had already tried everything and nothing seemed to work for them. What's even worse is that traditional Western allopathic medicine left a bad taste in their mouth when they were told that anxiety, panic and PTSD were incurable and that they would simply have to suck it up and learn to accept their fate. Well, if you think that smells fishy, then you are right. Listen, I used to suffer from 8-10 full-blown panic attacks every day. Yet, I haven't had a singIe one in nearly 10 years. And I have been blessed to be able to share a proven road map and a decade of clinical experience with hundreds of trauma survivors. Look, what if you are not battling with a psychological disorder, but a physiological condition? Once you can make that mental shift, then you, too, can discover how to easily reclaim your life - and your sanity. Imagine feeling safe, joyful and excited about the future for the first time in ages and, once again, in control of your life! Do you want to reconnect with how it feels to be grounded, centered, embodied AND empowered? You are NOT alone. There IS hope. I want to HELP. - Brian D Mahan, SEP
How does internalized shame impede progress in the therapeutic process? Shame is the most painful of all emotions and often times over-coupled with other emotions like fear, grief, rage, resentment, vulnerability and sadness.
Is your inner-critic telling you:
There is something wrong with you
You are a bad person
You can't do anything right
You don't deserve well-being, happiness or success
You're not worthy
Why can't You ever get it right?
You are being punished
For my own personal growth and desire to be more effective with my clientele, I have completed a 7-module training on Healing Shame with Bret Lyons, SEP, and Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT, in Berkeley, Ca. I am now certified in the Lyon/ Rubin Method for Healing Shame and currently assisting them in trainings.
I learned so much about my own personal shame history and how to unwind and create corrective experiences with my clients, who are frozen in shame. I discovered that shame can be elusive, as no one likes to feel it and there is, often times, avoidant behaviors and resistance.
Let's explore how to quieten the inner critic, stop the blame game and self-shaming, and, finally forgive yourself, once and for all, for any past transgressions. It begins with learning how to recognize shame so that we can work through it together and, consequently, you can move on - feeling more whole and empowered with a greater sense of your TRUE SELF!
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Brian's presence immediately sets me at ease. In
our SE sessions, he provides a safe space for me to explore my bodily
tensions and boundaries, to sit with and observe what I feel. more...
I have spent thousands of dollars on healers from
all modalities. Brian is the first one whose effects have not diminished
in time, but continually build. more...
Brian is totally committed to his clients'
well-being. He goes all out to achieve results. He invests in you
wholeheartedly. Truly exceptional.
Brian has the gift of making the complicated
simple, the painful manageable, and the ability to bring to the surface
new insights and awareness, on patterns that can potentially last a
Brian and the SE method have transformed my life.
I've gone from being house bound and suffering from Fibromyalgia to a
productive and happy person. I highly recommend Brian. He will help you
and take you light years beyond normal psychotherapy ever could.
Working with Brian changed my life; he is a truly
gifted practitioner. more...
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