Recovering from Shame: A Creative Approach using the ChrisLin Method Workshop with Christina Bachini and Lindsey Wheeler

RECOVERING FROM SHAME: Help your clients explore what shame is and how to overcome feelings...

Last updated 12 July 2024

Help your clients explore what shame is and how to overcome feelings of worthlessness and calm their inner critic.

Shame is something we generally keep to ourselves, it’s extremely difficult to talk about and most people are reluctant to talk about something that they feel they have to hide.

Which is where we feel Brene Brown’s comment that shame involves 3 things; secrecy, silence, and judgement, is spot on. This technique provides an opportunity to break the secret, give shame a voice and replace judgement with self-kindness.

Creativity bypasses the conscious mind and provides a pathway to the unconscious mind. And that enables feelings, thoughts, beliefs and values to come to the surface that would otherwise be hidden. It’s at this deeper level that the more profound and lasting work can be done.

When clients only use their conscious mind, they may be locked by their thought patterns and not be able to find the right vocabulary to truly express what is going on for them. And that means you may only have part of the story to work with.

Working with the ChrisLin Method and the frameworks we share enables you and your client to safely explore the client’s hidden underlying patterns that can then allow them to make new choices about how they show up in the world.

Awaken your ability to use creative techniques by experiencing and learning how to use creativity in your practice. And by doing so, receive some much-treasured time to reflect on yourself too.

“Love these workshops, I have learned so much and now feel so much more confident using creative techniques with my clients.”

All of the creative techniques we share can be used virtually and face to face.

Don’t worry, NEITHER YOU NOR YOUR CLIENTS NEED TO BE ‘CREATIVE’ to get the benefit from these workshops. No artistic ability is needed.

IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW: that you will be experiencing the creative Methods first-hand and working on yourself and your relationship with the topic. This way, you’ll feel the power of this approach personally and know how it can open up new thoughts and perspectives, so you feel confident about using them in your practice.

“I have learned so much from Christina and Lindsey over the last 18 months or so and today was no exception. I now use their techniques with many of my clients and love watching the clients moving forward, especially when they are stuck.”

PLEASE BRING: A4 paper and creative materials of your choice
Christina and Lindsey provide Training and CPD on The ChrisLin Method and believe Creativity deserves a prominent place in every Practitioners toolkit.

For all our workshops you will need at a very minimum, sheets of A4 paper, felt tip pens or coloured pencils. Plus scissors, glue or sticky tape if you have any items you want to stick on or glue together.

Other ideas: pastels (chalk and/or oil), paints, paint brushes, cotton wool, fabric, balls of wool, coloured thread, string, paper clips, elastic bands, straws, pasta (uncooked), dried pulses, sequins, beads, sea shells, stones, magazines with lots of pictures, e.g. holiday brochures. Things from nature such as pebbles or stones, sticks, leaves, seed heads, grasses, pressed flowers and pinecones are also good. The list of things that you can use on your creative work is endless. Start collecting!

We will not be telling you how or when to use things from your creative collection it is up to you to make the choice at the time of the workshop.

It would be helpful if you could have a little space around you so you have room to make your creative piece. If you have no space on your work desk, then perhaps a table that you could go to, as long as you can hear or see when it’s time to re-join the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you on this workshop!

Learning Objective Participants Can Expect From This Event:

  • Be confident with introducing creativity into your practice
  • Use a creative approach for transformational breakthroughs with clients
  • Realise the power and benefits of including creativity in your toolkit

Who is This Workshop Appropriate For?

  • Counsellors, art-therapists, therapists, coaches

How May This Workshop Impact Your Practice?

  • It provides a repeatable step-by-step guide on how to work with the topic using a creative intervention and a set of ChrisLin Method questions.

Course Content

Recovering from Shame: A Creative Approach using the ChrisLin Method Workshop with Christina Bachini and Lindsey Wheeler


Awakening Creativity

We have worked together for many years and through our work, research and 50+ years of collective experience, our philosophy has taken shape. Together we have designed and developed ‘The ChrisLin Method’ which is a simple and effective way of working creatively with clients…….. Click the website button to read more

Christina Bachini

Christina trained as a humanistic psychologist and counsellor in the early 1980′s and then went on to develop skills in Art Therapy and sand play, and became a NLP Trainer, hypnotherapist and a Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling Practitioner. Christina brings a deep understanding of the structure of clients thinking and over 35 years’ experience to the ChrisLin Method. She has worked as a counsellor, personal coach, team consultant and executive development coach and today she is a Coach Supervisor, Executive and Leadership coach and works with individuals using her unique 2-day Chrysalis process.

Lindsey Wheeler

Lindsey found her real calling and moved from a career in the Tech sector in Sales and HR to qualify as an NLP practitioner, trained in many approaches including Clean Language, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Motivational Interviewing and is CIPD qualified. Her work is highly influenced by Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine and Stephen Porges and she brings her knowledge of systemic processes and coaching skills to co-develop the creative interventions of the ChrisLin Methods. Today she works with corporate and private clients who are at a significant crossroads in their lives, including those who are Neurodiverse.

Christina and Lindsey are co-authors of The ChrisLin Method, 5 Steps for Working with Imagery and Metaphor.