An Overview of Attachment Wounds: Defining and Addressing Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent and Disorganized Styles Presented by Diane Poole Heller, PhD

Web Conference Description

Healing childhood wounds is key for enjoying fulfilling relationships as an adult. People can overcome the grip of past trauma to have more fun, connection, and health in their relationships now.

DARe, The Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience, is an inspiring, interactive workshop series that provides essential skills for addressing relational dynamics of Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent/Anxious, Disorganized Attachment Styles.


This web conference will present a unique blend of healing modalities that illuminate Attachment Styles and their dynamics in personal, interpersonal and trans-personal relationships, integrating body based therapies, cutting edge psychotherapy techniques, and spirituality. It will give an overview of the four Attachment Styles, examples of techniques used to address them, and examples of how these techniques have resolved client attachment issues.

This web conference is advanced instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify four distinct attachment styles;
  2. Recite one characteristic of each of the three attachment disruptions;
  3. Describe one corrective experience that can help restore secure attachment;
  4. Recognize and name four characteristics of secure attachment.

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An Overview of Attachment Wounds:


About Diane Poole Heller, PhD
Diane Poole Heller, PhD

Diane Poole Heller, PhD

Diane Poole Heller, PhD is an established expert in the field of trauma resolution, Attachment Models, 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.

She 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) and the “Somatic Experiencing” (SE) method of trauma resolution in 1989. As a Senior Faculty member for FHE she teaches Somatic Experiencing in the US and worldwide, including Denmark, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Germany and Australia. She weaves her 30 years of experience in the Diamond Logos spiritual practice with what she has learned in the field of body, mind, and spiritual sciences in a holistic approach to trauma healing.

Her book, Crash Course, a guidebook on how to resolve auto accident trauma, is used as a resource for healing general trauma in the US and internationally. She also has a highly successful series of media resources for DARe: Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience training, Somatic Based Therapy practitioners, and lay people interested in healing trauma and Attachment Wounds.

As dynamic speaker and teacher Diane has been featured at prestigious international seminars and conferences and is the author of numerous articles in the field, including Surviving Columbine, a video production dealing with the Columbine High School tragedy, which was featured on CNN. As president of DARe and Trauma Solutions, a psychotherapy training organization, Dr. Heller concentrates her efforts to support the helping community through an array of specialized psychotherapy topics. She maintains a limited private practice.


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Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is approved as a continuing education provider by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements., provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 20, 2015 through March 20, 2016. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

How the Web Conference Works

In short, participants will have two options for participating in this event. Option one, listening to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Option two, listening to the event by calling in to the teleconference and viewing the event online. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference and video conference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to members.

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