Loading Events


Creative practical tips for working with your most challenging clients

Do you know someone who:

  • May disconnect or pick a fight when true intimacy begins to emerge – often without knowing why?
  • Yearns for, but deeply fears, relationships because they expect them to be dangerous? Scary? Full of Conflict? Confusing? Overwhelming?
  • Shifts moods abruptly and acts out uncontrollable cycles of panic and/or rage?
  • May have trouble communicating clearly or expressing realistic needs in an empowered way?

Find out creative practical ways to assess and address these patterns personally and clinically by learning about the residual interpersonal effects of living in a chronic threat response due to Victim-Perpetrator dynamics, Dissociation alternating with Flooding and Fragmentation, and Disorganized Attachment styles.

Learn to:

  • Repair ruptured boundaries to enhance a sense of personal safety
  • Uncouple two major psycho-biological instinctive drives  1) the need to attach and 2) the need to survive threat  that become interrupted and interwoven to block the health and functioning in both systems.
  • Revive embodied aliveness as high arousal states causing dissociation are cleared and discharged
  • Create appropriate therapeutic empathy and avoid misuse of empathy when it triggers disintegration
  • Help clients complete the fight/flight or freeze responses in a way that creates lasting empowerment by discharging ANS over-activation and healing the power wound.
  • Resolve relational approach/avoidance stuckness that may remain long after the original scary or confusing family dynamics are over.
  • Differentiate victim-perpetrator fusion and release toxic interjects to allow experience of the untainted self
  • Understand Savior, Incompetent Protector, and Perpetrator Trauma Transferences and how they may affect your therapeutic relationship
  • Help clients return to their core intactness as they rediscover and embody Secure Attachment from the distress of disturbed attachment
  • Restore the missing resource of a sense of protection and relative safety.

Prerequisite: DARe 1 Module workshop, or DARe 1 overview including 5-DVD set on Attachment, or Attachment Mastery Program plus conference.

Continuing Education credits:
We are able to offer Continuing Education credit hours for this program.  20 Continuing Education credit hours are available to professionals for an additional processing fee of $99.


For more information about State-specific approvals and professions covered, click here or contact your event organizer.


12764904_1019822974758918_2037252076835266815_oDiane 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. To contact Diane:[email protected].

Please click here for our cancellation policy

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!