Dr. Diane Poole Heller on Healing Your Attachment Wounds

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