Many clients bring to therapy the remnants of attachment wounds experienced before they learned to speak, so talk therapy is often ineffective at getting to the root of early memories that can continue to roil emotions and disturb relationships. This workshop presents a unique approach to correcting insecure attachment through specific corrective experiences that address the emotional injuries they incurred in early life. Through experiential exercises and videos of client sessions, you’ll see the profound effect of DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience) work in action. You’ll focus on how to:
Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.: At a time when psychotherapists trained primarily in the “talking cure” are increasingly recognizing the need to “read” clients’ nonverbal communications, particularly those buried in early attachment issues, Diane Poole Heller has been a leader in addressing the unconscious issues that clients are often unable to express. With an approach grounded in Attachment Theory, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing method of trauma resolution, and spiritual healing techniques, she’s traveled around the world teaching integrative mind-body methods that deepen the resonance of the therapist–client bond.
Financial: Dr. Diane Poole Heller maintains a private practice. She is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Diane Poole Heller has no relevant non-financial relationships.
2.The Role of family in Attachment Style Development
3.Styles of Attachment
4.Defining Secure Attachment
a.Tone of Voice
5.Secure Attachment Strategies
e.Kind Eyes Exercise
g.Regulating the Nervous System
h.Reversing the Freeze Response
i.Somatic Strategies (D.A.R.e.)
6.Neuroscience & Neuroplasticity
a.The science of what helps us connect
b.The Fluidity of Memory
c.Impact of Abuse on the brain
7.Being sensitive to client cues
10.Video Vignettes of Complex Trauma Treatment
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