What if you could cut through all the theory to quickly identify the most targeted, specific corrective experiences to help your clients heal?
Imagine having the confidence and “therapeutic radar” to recognize subtle verbal and somatic clues… mastering the language that can help you bring your clients back to Secure Attachment.
This is the promise: by learning this work, you can help your clients move into deeper and more intimate relationships.
This training program will provide a comprehensive understanding of the four Attachment Styles and protocols from the latest research, to foster healthy outcomes and real transformation in your clients’ relationships.
What is even more exciting is that you can teach your clients to understand their own Attachment Styles AND those of the loved ones around them. In doing so, you will be providing them with practical tools and a map to successfully navigate ALL of their relationships.
Why learning the language of Attachment is a foundational skill for all relationships...
When you understand early Attachment styles in a healthy, safe environment, the original imprints that are the foundation of the self-protective ego structure can be healed.
You can then be more in contact with your intrinsic core intactness. You embody your Authentic Self and you can deeply enjoy fulfilling relationships.
In this comprehensive training, you will learn the distinctive hallmarks of each of the four basic Attachment Styles:
We will be looking at case studies and illustrating how each style impacts our clients’ adult relationships later in life.
From this training, you will gain a clear understanding of practical applications of Somatic 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.
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What You'll Receive in the
Attachment & Trauma Mastery Program
1. The Attachment and Trauma Mastery Training Program, including five full modules plus bonuses
You will gain instant access to the first module, which contains downloadable videos in the program. For the first four weeks, we will focus on the four Attachment Styles. In the fifth week, we will turn our attention to special issues related to working with Attachment Styles and Trauma.
2. Written Transcripts of the Online Training Videos in the program
Each week, along with the training videos, you will get transcripts as well – because we know many people prefer not only to watch material, but also to have the written copy. You can download the transcripts and use them for reference and note taking.
3. 5 LIVE Q&A and Mentoring Calls with Diane
For each of the five weeks we will be on calls together and we will review the week’s teachings. At the end of the calls, there will be time for questions and answers. If you cannot make any of the live calls, they will be recorded and posted to the private member area.
4. Access to a Private Online Therapist Member Community
I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to create an online community of people using this work. This will be a place for discussion, sharing and support.
What Makes this Mastery Program Unique
What's Inside the Training Modules
Demystifying the definition of Secure Attachment – Theory and Integration
✓ What Secure Attachment is and isn’t
✓ Nine ingredients for thriving in Secure Attachment
✓ Innate blueprint for health – Core Intactness
✓ Can be “earned” or “learned” later in life
✓ Clinical Interventions: corrective experiences for nourishing the healthy attachment system now, as well as healing early bonding wounds from deficiencies of caregivers
✓ Learning the skill of initiating and receiving repair attempts to sustain well-being in important relationships
How to Work with Avoidant Attachment Disruption – Causes, Effects and Corrective Experiences
✓ Specific clinical interventions and corrective experiences for Ambivalent orientation
✓ Parents’ attitudes and caregiving styles, as well as the child’s adaptation strategies to caregivers’ deficiencies; possible ramifications in adult relationships
✓ You will learn to recognize eight complex characteristics of clients with Avoidant Attachment history
✓ Corrective experiences: will be focused on re-establishing a sense of self and enhancing embodiment, aliveness, and connectedness (i.e., Kind Eyes and Welcome to the World exercises)
How to Work with Ambivalent Attachment Disruptions – Causes, Effects and Corrective Experiences
✓ You will learn how, in the Ambivalent model, parents’ attitudes and caregiving styles may be loving at times but with inconsistent availability, perceptiveness, or effectiveness – and how this very inconsistency may result in the Ambivalent adaptation for the child, with marked over-focus on the Other
✓ Recognize how the Ambivalent person might re-enact in adulthood many of these adaptation behaviors, showing the same inconsistent emotional availability or intrusiveness they originally experienced, getting trapped in a perpetual, tantalizing struggle of wanting but not having
✓ How their receptivity may also be crippled by a chronic anxiety in relationships, leaving them always questioning their worthiness in receiving love
✓ Specific clinical interventions and corrective experiences for Ambivalent (i.e., practicing receiving, valuing caring behaviors from others)
How to Work with Disorganized Attachment Disruptions – Causes, Effects & Corrective Experiences
✓ You will learn how, in the disorganized model, parents’ attitudes and caregiving styles are characterized by unclear, inconsistent and incoherent communication, sudden shifts of extreme states, chaotic and/or threatening behaviors. All of those behaviors are bound to create confusion and unsolvable problems in the child, disrupting the very foundation of Secure Attachment, which relies on safety and consistency.
✓ Recognize the four main adaptive strategies that a child will incorporate for this style
✓ Learn how to overcome the conflict between two major biological drives – the instinct to bond and the instinct to respond to threat – caused by the paradox of perceiving threat from the same person that we are biologically designed to attach to
✓ Specific clinical interventions and corrective experiences for Disorganized (i.e., uncoupling the survival instinct from the instinct to bond, enhancing sense of safety by installing Competent Protector)
Attachment Theory is Regulation Theory – Importance of Secure Attachment in Working with Trauma
✓ Learn how Self-Regulation and Interactive Regulation are influenced by Attachment Styles
✓ How Attachment Styles are important for our regulatory and relational health and well-being
✓ A summary module on how the four styles work together and their possible interactions, and mutual repair strategies
✓ Discussions on where we are going with the new research and science within attachment
The Advanced Attachment Client Questionnaire
You'll get my in-depth questionnaires to help your clients quickly determine their attachment style
This bonus includes 2 Attachment Style Questionnaires, short and long-form, as well as private access to an online survey to help you quickly evaluate your client's relationship orientation. These surveys have been developed and refined over a period of 20 years and are a tremendous tool and asset for your practice.
The Language of Attachment Guidebook
95 Specific Phrases to Work With Attachment Styles
This is a short but powerful guidebook on the specific language and corrective actions you can take to work with each of the attachment styles. The PDF contains 95 specific phrases that you can practice and use with your clients.
Stan Tatkin, PsyD
How to Work with Couples
Author of Your Brain on Love, Wired for Love and Love and War, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT).
In this talk we cover:
- - What is a Healthy Relationship
- - Supporting Successful Relationships
- - How couples can become wired for love
- - Why be in relationship
- - Working with the Attachment Styles
Dr. Robert Scaer
Somatic Strategies to Heal Trauma
A board-certified neurologist with forty years of clinical experience, twenty of those as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Mapleton Center in Boulder, CO where he treated over 5,000 whiplash victims.
He has published three books, The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation and Disease, The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency and Eight Keys to Brain/Body Balance.
In this talk we cover:
- - How does healing really occur
- - The role of the Amygdala
- - How to regulate the Fight or Flight response
- - We don’t heal in isolation
- - Implicit and Explicit Memory
David Wallin, PhD
Wounds That Must Serve as Tools
Acclaimed author of Attachment in Psychotherapy and co-author of Mapping the Terrain of the Heart: Passion, Tenderness and the Capacity to Love.
Topic: Wounds That Must Serve as Tools: The Therapist’s Attachment History as a Source of Impasse and Inspiration
Explore the clinical applications of Attachment Theory, highlighting in particular the centrality of the relationship, the nonverbal dimension of experience, and the stance of the self toward experience (embedded, mindful, or mentalizing). The aim will be to help us recognize and make the best possible use of our own Attachment history and patterning as we attempt to be of help to our patients.
Polyvagal Theory and The New Brain
Author Dancing with Yin and Yang & co-founder of Colorado School of Energy Studies.
He gives us a brilliant presentation on the 'Triune Autonomic Nervous System' to capture the main ideas of the Polyvagal Theory, based on the work of Stephen Porges, who also vetted the presentation.
You will come away with a deeper understanding of the New Brain Theory and how this affects your work.
Maggie Phillip, PhD
How Somatic Ego-State Therapy can Create Your Strongest Self
Dr. Phillips is co-author of Healing the Divided Self and author of Finding the Energy to Heal and Reversing Chronic Pain. AND, her newly launched Freedom from Pain co-authored with Peter Levine.
Ego-State Therapy makes use of hypnotic or suggestive techniques and somatic approaches like Somatic Experiencing to uncover and work with various aspects of the individual personality. We resolve attachment trauma and conflicts by working with individual ego states that need corrective relational experience as well as the personality as a whole. This webinar will present ways of finding and identifying resource as well as traumatized states, connecting them with conflict-free and deep self-experiences in order to strengthen the inner family of self and improve attachment relationships beyond the self.