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$725.00 before June 25th, $775.00 after.

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, 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 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. 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. 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

Why Join DARe 1 Live in Boulder, CO

  • Gain a foundational understanding of adult Attachment and the different Attachment styles
  • Discover the source of habitual behaviors and emotions (for yourself or for your clients)
  • Accelerate self or client healing from Attachment injury
  • Create a solid foundation for healing Attachment and Trauma
  • Develop deep connections with like-minded peers

We welcome individuals, therapists, coaches, and body workers to DARe trainings and hope to see you there.

This three-day workshop will introduce the fundamental concepts of Attachment Styles: Secure, Ambivalent/Preoccupied, Avoidant/Dismissive and Disorganized – as well as how they impact our current adult relationships. Based on Dr. Diane Poole Heller’s groundbreaking approach, this workshop will help you learn what the hallmarks are for identifying each style, their challenges and what is needed to heal insecure Attachment patterns, as well as what is needed to “learn” and reinforce Secure Attachment. It will include lectures, experiential exercises, guided imagery meditations, practice sessions, live demos and videos.

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, click here or contact your event organizer.


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 groundbreaking work in the US and worldwide, including Denmark, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Germany, and Australia. To contact Diane: [email protected].

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