An Overview of Attachment Wounds: Defining and Addressing Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent and Disorganized Styles

Presented by Diane Poole Heller, PhD on 10-29-2010 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m. Eastern)

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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Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395. 

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Meet the Presenter

Diane Poole Heller, PhD

Diane Poole Heller, PhD

Diane Poole Heller, PhD, is an established expert in the fields of trauma resolution, Attachment Models, and integrative healing techniques. She is a trainer, presenter, and speaker offering workshops, teleseminars, and educational materials on trauma and 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 a 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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  • Logo has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  •, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  •, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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