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Join us for this workshop where we will take an attachment repair view dissociation, numbness, and the detached protector mode which is often hard to step out of and see correctly.
The intended outcome is to heal the maladaptive coping mode of the 'detached protector'.
This program is for people who struggle with dissociation, numbness, detachment, emotional inhibition, dismissing-avoidant attachment, etc.
This workshop will run twice in order to be accessible to people in different time zones. The content is exactly the same. You will get the access details for both after signing up.
18th Nov 2023
This program is suitable for beginners to meditation and healing work.
One of the primary means of coping with emotional deprivation and poor care in childhood is the “Detached Protector Mode”. It is a core feature and coping mode of dismissing-avoidant attachment.
This mode helps us manage pain by withdrawing from it and by making our emotional experience seem less important. That helps us accept situations of mis-attunement, not being comforted, and even endangerment. This is something we learn in childhood.
The Detached Protector Mode overlaps greatly with maladaptive day dreaming, dissociation, ‘checking out’, being emotionally unavailable, numbing out, blocking out your feelings, self-gaslighting, and even discomfort with emotional closeness.
In this workshop, we will take the position that the detached protector is a ‘functional symptom’ which helped us cope with emotional deprivation as children, but now causes us difficulties as adults.
By seeing and feeling the utility and ‘sanity’ of this mode we will move towards letting go of shame associated it.
At the same time, to be balanced, we’ll study and acknowledge how the Detached Protector Mode hurts our quality of life and ability to connect with others as adults
In this course we’ll focus on doing experiential work on this mode. This approach is based in the belief that to heal deeply rooted neurosis that experiential work is needed. Simple psycho-education or more superficial interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy don’t work, usually. We will do this work through guided meditation.
In this course we’ll do the following exercises/meditations:
This course draw from:
Please note that this course is a meditation course, not group therapy or counseling.
The facilitator, Cedric Reeves, will teach this course as a meditation teacher and not in any other capacity.
There will be time for Q&A and spot coaching during the live event. The Q&A recording will not be made available thereafter. If you do not attend live, you will not have access to the Q&A.
We will be doing deep work. For that reason please feel free to take a break at any point.
There will be a few breaks for walking meditation, and brief instructions will be given.
This program is for those of us who...
Shared interest and social support can make meditation practice, study, and healing much easier.
Make friends in the course on the slack channel and invite friends who you think could benefit to participate in the course.
These are some of the benefits you will have by the end of the program
If you are experiencing any technical issues relating to accessing the material or live sessions, please get in touch with us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
We can be reached with our online contact form.
This is what participants of prior workshops have to say:
Thank you for continuing to make these classes. When I am able to attend, they make a really positive contribution to my mental health :)
Please note: What is on offer here is meditation coaching, not psychotherapy or counseling.