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In this module we will focus on how everyone can attain deeper connection, meaning, and passion in adult relationships by working to heal early attachment wounds or disruptions. You will learn to 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 may obscure our innate ability to bond. We will work with the 4 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. You will learn and practice the application of Somatic strategies, DARe / SATe techniques, and Corrective Experiences to alleviate deep-rooted, distressful attachment issues.

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. 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.
  • How to use 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.


Patti Elledge is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) who has specialized in therapeutic application of neuroscience for 40 years. She has a broad clinical background in treating developmental and attachment based traumas, offering somatic strategies to access healthy bonding, self- and co-regulatory processes. She worked directly with babies, children and families for more than 20 years prior to her SE training in the late 90s, and weaves strategies from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, sensory processing, coherent narratives, embodiment through movement and creativity processes. She has trained extensively with Peter Levine, Raja Selvam and Diane Poole Heller in both SE and DARe workshops and serves as a Senior Assistant, session provider and case consultant for the SE trainings. Patti holds advanced training certification from Kathy Kain’s Touch Work for Trauma Therapists. She has an active private practice in Asheville, NC where she continues to see persons of all ages. To contact Patti: [email protected].

DARe 1 Healing Early Attachment Wounds & Embracing the Authentic Self

DARe 1 focuses on understanding early attachment wounds and effective somatic strategies to make lasting, embodied changes for yourself and your clients.

  • Identify early attachment styles
  • Apply somatic strategies to treat and lift old patterns
  • Create more intimate and enjoyable connections

With cited evidence in the fields of neurobiology and Attachment Theory you will learn:

  • Clinical tools to support growth and change of insecure styles (Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized)
  • Land secure behaviors in yourself and in your clients

DARe 1 offers learning through didactic teachings, live demos, guided imagery and experiential practice of application of current knowledge of Attachment, Neurobiology and Somatic Experiencing® principles.


The Well Being Conference Center will provide food and lodging.  $160-280 per person total for the three days (including meals, taxes and any fees).  You will need to contact the center directly for accommodations.  The cabins are quiet, comfortable, but do not include phone service, TV, internet, stereo systems, etc.  Guests are asked not to bring alcohol, pets, or illicit drugs onto the property.  Smoking is not allowed in any building.  Visit www.wellbeingconferencecenter.com to make accommodations for this training.




Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credit hours are available to professionals for an additional processing fee of $99. For more information about sponsors, providers and State-specific approvals, professions covered, and number of credits for this course, contact [email protected].




Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Full refunds will be given if an applicant is denied acceptance into the program or in the rare event that the class is canceled. A refund, less a $100 administrative fee, will be issued if a participant chooses to withdraw 30 days prior to the workshop date.  After day 30, 50% of registration fee will be given up to two weeks prior to workshop date.

LATE CANCELLATION: When canceling within 14 days of the workshop date, no refund will be given.

NOTEPaid fees can ALWAYS be transferred to another class (without paying the $100 administrative fee) even with late cancellation, or the full amount can be applied towards the purchase of educational resources from our webstore.

Course registration signifies agreement with the terms of the cancellation policy.

All refunds will be paid within thirty (30) days after receipt of cancellation.

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