Successful Therapists

Let the New Year Be the “You Year”

We are now a few weeks into the new year. It’s notoriously the time when resolutions begin to fall by the wayside, and that inner critical voice starts shaming you for failing. Many people talk about resolutions like they are a joke – because they often are. Based on unrealistic dramatic changes, resolutions give way to [...]

Calling All Therapists, Lovers, and Connection Seekers

Diane Poole Heller and three world-class couples therapists join together this spring to deliver the life-enriching information about the link between Attachment and neuroscience in our 4th Annual DARe to Connect Conference. This year, our subject is “THRIVE! Trauma, Attachment, and Neuroscience.” Diane Poole Heller, PhD Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT Terry Real, LICSW Pat Love, EdD, [...]

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Therapists

HABIT #1 Embodying Compassion. It all starts with love and compassion. The best therapists deeply empathize with their clients. They also have much self-love for their own history and self journey. HABIT #2 The Discipline to Do What You Do Best. Those who rise to the top of any field, often focus on a specific type of work or [...]

Video Blog: About Your Brain

  While you may be excellent at interpreting the goings-on of your clients' brains, how thoroughly do you understand the inner workings of your own brain, especially in session with your clients? In this video, I talk about: What might be making it more difficult for you to stay "in the zone" How evolution affects our [...]

Video 3: Keep Your Seat

The previous video emphasized language as a way to help your clients move past trauma. If you've ever found yourself relating to your client's personal challenges, you'll find this video especially helpful. In this third video, I answer the following questions: 1) How do you “keep your seat,” or stay grounded, when a client hits something [...]

Video 3: Tip’s for Keeping One’s Seat

In my previous video, I emphasized language as a way to help your clients move past trauma. If you’ve ever found yourself relating to your client’s personal challenges, I think you’ll find this video especially helpful. Our original design is organized for secure, safe attachment. Our bodies and brains can rediscover how to embody and live from [...]

Video 2: Moving Forward In Time

In the first video, we explored how to speak to each attachment style with your clients. In this video, we'll look at some ways to help your clients move forward in time. Trauma stops time, and when clients have a trauma history, they may carry fears associated with the traumatic event for years after—as if they're [...]

Video 1: Language of Attachment

In this first video, I address how you can speak to each attachment style with your clients. Avoidant Adoption Attachment - How to emphasis other and give up addiction for being alone. Importance of including other. Ambivalent Attachment - Unpredictability for the baby when getting inconsistent love response from parents. Over focus on other. Help them [...]

Take Your Practice to the Next Level in 2015!

We all may know that we are neurobiologically designed for Secure Attachment but the critical question is: How do we help our clients return there if they did not hit the jackpot by starting out with it in the first place?  It is often said, it is much easier to learn a theory than to put one into practice. [...]

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