An Embodied Inquiry into Compassionately Healing Trauma & Attachment
1 - Day Workshop
Date: March 31, 2020
Location: Belfast - Venue TBC
Registration: 9.30am - 10am
Start: 10.00 a.m.
Finish: 4.30 p.m.
Unlimited Coffee/Tea, Refreshments and Lunch will be provided on the day.
When our essential relational bonds are broken or betrayed, especially in an affectively intense manner, internal disorganization occurs, undermining compassionate self-development. Split off, compartmentalized multiple selves remain unintegrated. These unresolved painful attachment patterns unconsciously repeat, breeding self-criticism, despair, and a ruptured sense of self.
Integrating early non-verbal embedded patterning through the implicit language of the body can repair and remap painful relational imprints. This is enhanced when gentle, safely embodied body-based approaches reach below the Internal Working Model (Bowlby) to cultivate a solid, steady, secure and compassionate self.
This experiential workshop explores the seven fundamental attachment needs to reduce self-criticism and soften fears of compassion. Cultivating an embodied compassionate attachment allows clients to have more ease in healing trauma, encouraging their innate guidance system to provide guidance, especially in the face of getting triggered by their history
Key learning points
1. Identify seven fundamental attachment needs
2. Explain Embodied Movements of Attachment
3. Demonstrate embodied practice to integrate multiple selves
4. Predict how the Parallel Paths model cultivates compassionate self
Three key references
1. Brown, D., Elliott, D., et al. (2016). Attachment disturbances in adults: Treatment for comprehensive repair. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
2. Fay, D. Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery. New York: W.W. Norton & Company
3. Gilbert, P. & Choden. (2017). Mindful Compassion: How the science of compassion can help you understand your emotions, live in the present, and connect deeply with others. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Dr. Fay's Biography
Deirdre Fay, LICSW, integrates traditional trauma and attachment therapy with over 40 years of meditation and yoga practice. The author of Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery (Norton, 2017), co-author of Attachment Disturbances in Adults (Norton, 2016) and the originator of the Becoming Safely Embodied Skills, Deirdre has pioneered using the internet to teach ways to heal trauma and attachment by creating an international community. A former supervisor at The Trauma Center, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute trainer from 2000–2008, certified in Internal Family Therapy, and qualified trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion, Deirdre is a respected international teacher and mentor for working safely with the body.
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