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Trauma and Attachment Model Expert, Therapist, Author, Trainer
Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D., is an established expert in the field of Adult Attachment Theory and Models, trauma resolution, and integrative healing techniques. She is a trainer, presenter, and speaker offering workshops, teleseminars and educational materials on Trauma, Attachment Models and their dynamics in childhood and adult relationships, as well as many other topics. She has lectured and taught around the world as both a Somatic Experiencing trainer and Special topics presenter, most recently with her very popular DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience) series on Adult Attachment.
Diane is noted for her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity. She is available for workshops, speaking engagements and private phone consultations.
Dr. Heller began her work with Peter Levine, founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment (FHE, now Somatic Experiencing Training Institute – SETI) and the “Somatic Experiencing” (SE) method of trauma resolution in 1989. As a Senior Faculty member for SETI she teaches Somatic Experiencing based on Peter Levine’s ground breaking work in the US and worldwide, including Denmark, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Germany and Australia.
She weaves her 30 years of experience in the Diamond Logos spiritual practice with what she has learned in the field of body, mind, and spiritual sciences in a holistic approach to trauma healing.
Her book “Crash Course,” a guidebook on how to resolve auto accident trauma, is used as a resource for healing general trauma in the US and internationally.
Her highly successful series of media resources for DARe: Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience training, Somatic Based Therapy practitioners, and lay people interested in healing trauma and Attachment Wounds is available.
National seminars and conferences and is the author of numerous articles in the field, including “Surviving Columbine,” video production dealing with the Columbine High School tragedy, which was featured on CNN. As president of DARe and Trauma Solutions, a psychotherapy training organization, Dr. Heller concentrates her efforts to support the helping community through an array of specialized psychotherapy topics. She maintains a limited private practice in Louisville, Colorado.
“It has helped me understand my clients and know what to do when there are breeches in attunement. Invaluable for working with Trauma, Addiction, and Axis II clients.” – Sarah Keider, Chicago
“Diane’s demos are amazing. The most powerful and rewarding learning experience for being present with clients and also amazingly healing personally. It is true as Diane says that if attachment and trauma are present, attachment issues need to be addressed first- safety and recovery from that are so helpful for the rest of the work.” – Nina Allred, Sandy Hook, CT
“A privilege to be in Diane’s presence and exposed to the experience she organized for us. I experienced surprising insights, learning and inspiration during this training; I have lots of experience with leaders and teachers. Diane manifests love of people, good humor, professionalism; skill, generosity and humility are refreshing and make me feel deeply appreciative. Thanks to Diane and her circle.” – Bob Barrett, Edmonton, Canada
“Diane has been a professional role model for me for years. She is compassionate, caring, supportive and so committed to teaching. Diane is beautiful both inside and outside. I personally gain from her patience. Because of Diane’s big heart, sometimes I wonder if she works too hard. (Just a thought). I am deeply grateful to Diane and all her staff for all the work and thoughtful treats included in this training. Thank you for all your hard work!” – L.S., Arroyo Grande, CA