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.
In a recent conversation, Diane explained how to identify and then amplify secure attachment behaviors in clients—allowing them to grow into a safe connection—first with her—and then with others.
Let us know what you think about this video and Diane’s approach.
Diane Poole Heller is just one of the six innovators included in our all-new video webcast series Is Attachment the Problem? Putting Attachment Theory into Practice. It offers an insider’s look at the most practical applications of attachment theory that experts like Bruce Ecker, Susan Johnson, Daniel Hughes, Maggie Phillips, and David Feinstein have to offer. To learn more about this popular webcast, click here.
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About Diane Poole Heller: Diane is an expert in Somatic Experiencing and the DARE: Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience model, and is the author of Crash Course: A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma & Recovery.