Offering deep relatedness from the very first session.
We all know what happens to a child when a parent is consistently unpredictable, frightening, or absent. That child often grows into someone who has a hard time being in relationships with self or others.
As therapists, what can we do?
According to Diane Poole Heller, an expert in trauma and attachment, therapy begins with a focus on the innate human desire to be connected to others. Starting there, we can help clients find their way back to meaningful, safe relationships.
Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D., an expert in Somatic Experiencing and the DARE: Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience model, is the author of Crash Course: A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma & Recovery. This clip is taken from her session in our attachment video course: