Working through Disorganized Attachment

The focus of this program is to:

  1. recognize our fearful and aggressive parts as adaptive responses to an unsafe environment of the past.
  2. now as adults, have a deep “lived, emotionally corrective experience” of safety and protection (emotional memory reconsolidation)
  3. which will bring about greater ease, trust, and well-being into our adult lives.

It is suitable for beginners to meditation and healing work.

This is an experientially oriented self-paced course focused on healing developmental trauma. The primary focus of the course is to feel safe and protected in an embodied way while being reparented by the perfect nurturers (imaginary parent-like figures).

You will learn about the basics of attachment, what causes developmental trauma, and the difference between developmental trauma and later, non-developmental trauma. This will be done while looking at the core schemas of disorganized attachment:

  • Mistrust & Abuse
  • Subjugation
  • Punitiveness
  • Incompetence
  • Dependency
  • Defectiveness & Shame
  • Enmeshment & Underdeveloped Self

List of guided meditation practices:

  • Perfect Nurturer Reinforcement
  • Perfect Nurturer Formation Troubleshooting
  • Educational Meditation on Enmeshment vs Security
  • Schema Repatterning Meditation (SRM) for Mistrust and Abuse Schema
  • Perfect Nurturer Reinforcement for Depersonalization and Derealization
  • Mentalizing the Modes on Mistrust and Abuse Schema
  • Chair Work on Resistance to Perfect Nurturers
  • Perfect Nurturers Reinforcement with Parts Work

The course draws on:

  • Attachment Theory (Bowlby, Ainsworth, et al)
  • Ideal Parent Figure Protocol (Brown, et al)
  • Inner Child Work (Bradshaw, et al)
  • Schema Therapy (Young, et al)
  • Coherence Therapy (Ecker, et al)
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment (Fonagy, et al)
  • Metacognitive Therapy (DiMaggio, et al.)
  • Buddhist Visualization Practices
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Adult Attachment Interview (Main, et al)
  • Chairwork (Moreno, Perls, Kellogg).

This program is for those of us who…

    • are looking to improve our psychological health, especially those who have tried other healing modalities with disappointing results
    • have problems with exploration and self development, relationships and emotional regulation
    • want to understand the early foundations of our psychological development
    • want to become more joyous
    • want to enjoy meditation more

Includes:

      • 3 hours 45 minutes of video content
      • 8 Guided Meditation mp3s

The material for this course was recorded during an online-event in May 2022.