Being Well Podcast: Healing Your Attachment Wounds with Dr. Diane Poole Heller
October 25, 2021

Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson focus on two of our most important subjects, attachment wounds and traumatic experiences, with a longtime therapist, trainer of therapists, and world-class expert on attachment theory: Dr. Diane Poole Heller.



About our Guest: Dr. Diane Poole Heller focuses on using somatic, or body-based, approaches to help people resolve the painful experiences and negative patterns that hold us back. Her work on adult attachment has forged a path for adults with childhood attachment injuries to develop the secure attachment skills that tend to lead to more connected and fulfilling adult relationships.

Key Topics:

  • 2:30: What is attachment, and why should we care?
  • 4:45: Secure attachment
  • 7:50: Avoidant attachment
  • 12:30: The potential for movement toward secure attachment
  • 16:00: Ambivalent (or anxious) attachment
  • 20:45: Disorganized attachment
  • 24:15: Somatic approaches to attachment wounds
  • 29:50: Allowing the body to move out of threat
  • 34:10: Secure attachment skills
  • 38:55: Repatterning ourselves
  • 47:20: Becoming more secure in connection
  • 50:30: Three questions to help calm relational activation
  • 55:45: A message to your younger self
  • 56:45: Recap

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