DARe Module 1 – Healing Early Attachment Wounds & Embracing the Authentic Self

NOTE: the acronyms “DARe” (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience) and “SATe” (Somatic Attachment Training experience) define the same course program depending on the country where the workshops are presented. The denomination varies, but the course content is the same.

In this module, mental health professionals will focus on how clients can attain deeper connection, meaning, and passion in adult relationships by working to heal early Attachment wounds or disruptions. Therapists will understand unconscious dynamics that block our capacity for intimacy and how to overcome them in order to achieve better communication, trust, and closeness. We will explore specific examples of how early patterns developed within our families that may obscure our innate ability to bond. We will work with the four models as described in Attachment Theory – Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized.

In addition to working with the original wounding pattern, we will focus on how to excavate the intrinsic Healthy Attachment System that exists naturally in our human design. Therapists will learn and practice the application of Somatic strategies, DARe / SATe techniques, and Corrective Experiences to alleviate deep-rooted, distressful Attachment issues that clients may have.

We are all inherently hardwired to heal – we have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma and unleash the core aliveness we all possess.

This workshop will be a blend of didactic presentation, demonstrations, and experiential exercises. Therapists will leave this workshop clearly understanding the practical application of Somatic Experiencing® principles, techniques, and corrective experiences to alleviate stuck Attachment patterns in their clients. 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 analyze the distinctions between Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized Attachment models.
  • How to use Corrective Experiences to aid in resolving fixed Attachment patterns.
  • How to create “Earned Attachment” which means a return to healthy Secure Attachment that occurs as you repair and heal early bonding wounds. This workshop includes live demos, lectures, interactive exercises, and DVD presentations.

“I recently participated in Diane’s newest workshop series, ‘DARe 1: Healing Early Attachment Wounds and Embracing the Authentic Self’ 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 descriptions and creative therapeutic techniques woven throughout.  Her demos 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.”

“I’m just looking back through the notes from DARe 1 and DARe 2. What an amazing body of information! It’s made a huge difference in my personal life as well as with my clients . . . had a great session with one of them yesterday morning! Thank you!!!!  Looking forward to DARE 3!”

S. Hewitt

“Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop. The ambiance and group was very special but nothing matches your generosity in imparting knowledge and support. What a great experience.”

L. Berko

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