Emodied Attachment: transform Stuck Patterns into Life Affirming Connections

Friday, September 28, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Highland Country Club
1922 Highland Heights
London , ON
Phone: 226-268-2307
Ontario CA
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One of the main reasons post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t resolve is due to the underlying, unresolved attachment issues. Our bodies, minds, and hearts are wired to connect. When connection(s) are broken, or betrayed, especially while growing up the internal patterns become disorganized, remaining that way despite how one appears externally.

Research indicates that one in four people has a secure attachment style (Brown, Elliott, et al, 2016)- which means that the rest, three out of four, have insecure attachment styles. While that sounds daunting the good news is attachment patterns can be changed. To do this we need to not only have cognitive understanding of attachment patterns but more importantly, know how to deal with the non-narrative imprinting that happens before the brain is fully formed.
This experiential workshop will be designed to give you the attachment theory in an easy to understand way. More importantly you’ll learn strategies and practices to use with your clients the day you return to work.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Explain how attachment patterns are non-narrative, encoded as an Internal Working Model
2. Identify the Six Foundational Functions of Secure Attachment
3. Describe and apply strategies to move from protest to Nourishing Opposites
4. Learn a step-by-step map to change attachment patterns
5. Explain our evolutionary negativity bias and how to cultivate an embodied positivity bias
6. Embed new neural pathways with simple embodied approaches
7. Cultivate a transformational approach to PTSD

About the presenter: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 and 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.

Early Bird Rate: $200 + hst before September 7th, 2018, Group rates available.

For details or to register, visit www.SOSWorkshops.ca or call 226-268-2308

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