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DARe 1 Plus a 3-Day Healing Retreat – Healing Early Attachment Wounds & Embracing the Authentic Self – Costa Rica – Patti Elledge

Do you yearn to study DARe Somatic Attachment work, while also giving yourself integration time to relax into and embody secure attachment? Here is your chance! Come experience one of the world’s most beautiful natural settings, and learn cutting edge somatic therapy strategies designed specifically for each Attachment Style, then spend three deeply nourishing days integrating presence, connecting, relaxing and playing….

A Learning and Healing Experience for Practitioners in a Blue Zone


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.

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].

Deep Dive into Personal Exploration and Embodied Relational Play

Following DARe coursework, we will have an opportunity to deepen our learning while enjoying Blue Spirit Costa Rica, set in one of the world’s designated “Blue Zones,” a truly healing environment.

Patti will guide using relational games and exercises designed to open up our healthy, hardwired attachment systems toward authentic relating as well as relaxation and play. These exercises will build upon each other to anchor profound changes in our personal lives with greater compassion, self acceptance and appreciation – perhaps uncovering surprising and delightful parts of ourselves that have remained hidden for years, maybe decades, as we are witnessed for who we truly are.

  • Experiences of silence and presence without words
  • Guided meditations
  • Experiential games in dyads and small groups
  • Movement exercises designed to enhance the felt sense of yourself
  • Journal writing and art to document changes and awareness
  • Free time to explore

What makes this retreat so remarkable?

  • Deliciously fresh organic gourmet meals
  • Amazing, healing environment of a “Blue Zone”
  • The ocean, the sky, and the jungle!
  • Beautiful surroundings and delightful lodging options
  • Meet other amazing somatic practitioners and create lasting friendships

May 6-13th, 2017 at Blue Spirit Costa Rica Retreat Center

(Class held May 7-12th, arrival and departures on Saturdays only)

Please email Jose Jimenez to reserve Lodging after registering for class at: [email protected]

Ocean View – Single occupancy $1,875 or Double $1,375 per person
Pacific Cottage – Single occupancy $1,775 or Double occupancy $1,275 per person
Nature Cottage – Single occupancy $1,675 or Double occupancy $1,200 per person
Hermitage – Single occupancy $1,370 Double occupancy or $1,125 per person
Eco Cottage – Single occupancy $1,100 or Double occupancy $ 800 per person
PlatformTent – Single occupancy $750



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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