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Healing Attachment Wounds and Embracing the Authentic Self: DARE Module 1

Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.

Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Healing Attachment Wounds and Embracing the Authentic Self: DARE Module 1: (For Returning Attendees)   more info Ended $395.00 $9.95
Healing Attachment Wounds and Embracing the Authentic Self: DARE Module 1: Regular Reg. Prices   more info Ended $555.00 $9.95
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Workshop: Friday - Sunday, October 30 – November 1

Friday       10-1, 3-7
Saturday   10-1, 3-7
Sunday    10-3


Healing childhood wounds is key for enjoying fulfilling relationships as an adult.


Overcome the grip of past trauma to have more fun, connection and healthy intimacy in your relationships now. 

Learn how to recognize various early Attachment models such as Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent and Disorganized as described in Dan Siegel’s illuminating book, The Developing Mind.

This workshop will be a blend of didactic presentation, demonstrations and experiential exercises. Leave this workshop clearly understanding the practical application of Somatic Experiencing® principles, techniques and Corrective Experiences to alleviate stuck attachment patterns. As you explore this material and your own attachment history, you will discover how to help your clients heal this important part of our human journey.   

Participants will learn:           

 •             To identify how over-coupling dynamics between early childhood “family of origin” attachment patterns may play out in adult relationships.           

 •             To be able to define the distinctions between Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized Attachment models.            

•             The use of Corrective Experiences to aid in resolving fixed attachment patterns.            

•             How to facilitate “Earned Attachment” which means a return to healthy Secure Attachment that occurs as you repair and heal early bonding wounds. Workshop includes live demos, lectures, interactive exercises, and DVD presentations.

 "I recently participated in Diane's newest workshop series, "Embracing the Authentic Self: A Workshop Exploring the Clinical Applications of 4 Attachment Models in Healing Early Bonding Wounds and Enhancing Adult Relationships,  in Australia.  I was delighted to explore this area under her creative and capable tutelage.  As usual, Diane's workshop was highly informative and engaging, with clear description  and creative therapeutic techniques woven throughout.  Her demo's were beyond compare and touchingly meaningful to all participants, particularly in an area so sensitive and close to the bone.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about attachment models and how the Social Matrix is the key to healing and transformation."                                                -Patti Elledge, SEP  Asheville, NC.   

Attachment Models and Their Dynamics 

Unavailability, hostility, and lack of fulfillment from caregivers in the "Avoidant" attachment model can result in a feeling that relationship and intimacy are so difficult that we tend to stay on the sidelines perhaps resulting in a major disconnection from relationships as a source of comfort in life. These are the "Desperados," people who may feel they don't need people.  

The here-today-gone-tomorrow "Ambivalent" type of bonding leads to continual frustration and insecurity in relating that may manifest as feeling incapable of ever being truly loved or lovable enough and an over-focus on the other and an under-focus on the self. The wound around this is about inconsistency and lack of trust that the other person will stay connected, and asking "Will you still love me tomorrow?" 

When a parent is terrifying, we may become so frightened and confused in relating to that parent that "Disorganized" attachment can result. This describes a conflict between two major biological drives that occurs when a child looks for a safe attachment figure, and finds instead a need to protect oneself through the survival instincts to dis-attach. Stuck in the approach/avoidance conflict the message can feel like  "I want to love you and you scare me to death." 

Secure, healthy attachment with parents who are present, safe and consistent offers the holding environment that allows for healthy relating and bonding. Fortunately, we can re-access the original, innate healthy attachment system later in life.


Recommended Reading/Resources: 

The Developing Mind, by Dan Siegel, M.D,

Attachment In Psychotherapy by David J. Wallin


 What people are saying about Diane Heller and Healing Attachment Wounds 

”This topic of Attachment is crucial in life and for clinicians. The Demos are superb and the material was really integrated beautifully in demos. Great balance between cognitive, somatic, emotional levels in didactic parts and experiential application in the demos. Diane’s passion for the material and her depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of attachment as well as the profound clinical skill, make her a wellspring and container for our learning. Finally, Diane models the integrated use of Somatic experiencing  on all important levels – cognitive/narrative, emotional , felt body sense, and reparative. Thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart!” – B.Haber

 Cancellation Policy

If you cancel by:

30 days prior: Refund of Registration Fee minus $100 dollars administration fee.

14 Days prior: Half Registration fee.

No refunds for no shows or cancellations 13 days prior to workshop

Have questions about Healing Attachment Wounds and Embracing the Authentic Self: DARE Module 1? Contact Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.

When & Where

Core Center
115 E 23rd St
12th floor
New York, 10010

Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.

DARE: Dynamic Attachment RePatterning Experience is a 5 part workshop series exploring Secure, Ambivalent, Avoidant and Disorganized Attachment Styles and their dynamics in personal, interpersonal and trans-personal relationships integrating cutting-edge psychotherapy techniques and spirituality.
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