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Becoming Safely Embodied: Building a Solid, Steady Secure Self

Deirdre Fay, LICSW
58 Minutes
Sep 25, 2020
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Trauma imprints a legacy of hopeless, despair, and shame which prevents building a foundational sense of self and interrupts resolution.  Using the Parallel Lives model, Becoming Safely Embodied helps clients discover how the past is intruding into their present.  Using a mindfulness-based approach, they can learn to track triggers, slow down reactivity, and let internal experience rise, crest, and fall.

This presentation presents the Becoming Safely Embodied model and its integration of ancient traditions from the yoga and mindfulness world into attachment theory and psychotherapy.  These practices help clients to build new pathways that remap their internal experience and facilitate a solid sense of self capable of holding whatever comes up.  With greater internal capacity, the client can contain and tolerate the emotional intensity that healing requires.  


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Deirdre Fay, LICSW, with decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga and meditation, teaches “a radically positive approach to healing trauma.” Deirdre is the author of Becoming Safely Embodied (in publication), Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery (W.W. Norton, 2017), Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual, and co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults (W.W. Norton, 2016) as well as the co-author of chapters in Neurobiological Treatments of Traumatic Dissociation. Depth and understanding comes from being a former supervisor at The Trauma Center, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute trainer from 2000–2008, certified in Internal Family Therapy, qualified trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion, trained in Self-Awakening Yoga, LifeForce Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, and former Board member of the New England Society for the Study of Trauma. Deirdre is a respected international teacher and mentor for working safely with the body. To get a FREE Safe Guide to Healing Trauma go to


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Deirdre Fay maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Deirdre Fay has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


  1. Construct the Parallel Lives model for tracking traumatic intrusions  
  2. Evaluate triggers and triggering by observing the client’s body experience 
  3. Distinguish how fears, blocks, and resistances can be harnessed somatically and used for motivation 


A step-by-step guide to building inner structure

Fears, blocks, and resistances transformed into motivation

The Parallel Lives Model: to create success in tracking traumatic intrusions

Re-pattern clients’ trauma-related states and experience well-being 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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