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A Monthly Community To Integrate 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Somatic Attachment & Trauma Resolution ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Into Your Life & Practice
​​​​​​​With Dr. Diane Poole Heller

Shame: Healing Hidden Wounds
with Special Guests

Stephen Finn, Terry Real, Lisa Ferentz, Mary Jo Barrett and Frank Anderson, MD

Spring & Summer 2019

Hi and Welcome,

We are undergoing a renaissance in the psychotherapy world and as a therapist you are at the center of it. We are seeing unprecedented breakthroughs and massive paradigm shifts in neuroscience, trauma resolution, somatic therapy, couples therapy, and mindfulness research!

For the first time ever we are going to be doing a deep dive into the topic of shame over the next 6 months because it is such a critical topic for all of us to master.

Shame is the hidden emotion that lurks under consciousness. Clients hide it and avoid it at all costs because of the massive pain it creates in their mind and life. It is also the underlying emotion that can be the source of so many dysfunctional behaviors including additions.

I want to invite you to join me and some of the world's leading experts as we look at shame in the therapy room.

Over the next 6 months we will be talking with:

- Stephen Finn, PhD - Understanding and Healing from Shame and Helping Clients Healing from Shame
- Terry Real, LMFT - How Shame Eats Intimacy and What to Do About It
- Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA - Helping Clients Process and Release Trauma-Based Shame
- Mary Jo Barrett, MSW - Shame and Sexual Abuse
- Frank Anderson, MD - Internal Family Systems (IFS) for the Treatment of Addictions

Inside the Therapy Mastermind Circle our community is helping humanity grow and expand beyond what we ever thought possible.

I also believe that shame is a critical topic for us to bring to the surface and work with as a group together to learn from each other.

As a member you will receive monthly case studies and real life examples, and be part of a community with practicing therapists who are sharing and supporting each other…

AND, we will be giving you the most up-to-date techniques, knowledge, expert talks and trainings to take your practice and life to the next level.

I look forward to seeing you in our Therapy Mastermind Circle.

With Love
Dr. Diane Poole Heller

P.S. You join as a member month to month and can cancel at any time. It also comes with a 30-day guarantee so you can try risk free.

P.P.S. We are pending approval for 30 CEs. You can find all the information about CE credits here.

"Imagine tapping into the latest cutting-edge research, tools, and advances in the therapy world every month plus getting access to a community of talented therapists, this is the Therapy Mastermind Circle." 

Dr. Diane Poole Heller

Working with Shame in the Therapy Room
We are starting a special 6-month training on working with shame with your clients. Shame is one of the emotions many clients in sessions will attempt to cover up or simply repress because the pain is too severe. It can present itself in a myriad of different ways to mask its true nature but if you know what you are looking for it can be the key to getting to the cause of many long standing issues. Topics we will explore include:
  • Signs that shame exists and how to uncover it
  • Understanding the role of shame in trauma situations
  • Working with shame in couples therapy settings
  • How to work with shame as a powerful catalyst for growth and true transformation

Join a World-Class Community 
 of Therapy Experts and Practitioners!​​​​​​​


1. Monthly Video Teachings, Audio and Transcripts

Each month you will get direct access to teaching videos from Diane Poole Heller based on quarterly and monthly themes. You’ll also get the audio files and PDF transcripts of the video teachings so you can listen or print out the transcripts.
2. LIVE Monthly Training Calls:  Case Consults with Diane

Each month we will be on a live training call (or you can catch a replay at your convenience) to discuss the video teachings; more importantly, it is on these calls that we will review Case Consults submitted by you and discuss how to integrate this work into your practice.

3. Private Therapist Membership Site and Community

Experience the power of being in a group of fellow therapists who are rising to the top of their fields. Together, we’ll enjoy the benefits of sharing support, resources, and knowledge in our private community.
Shame: Healing Hidden Wounds

Working with shame can often be a slippery slope. As soon as we feel the shame arising, there is such a strong need to cover it up, hide it, or disconnect from it. In this course, therapists will learn how to create a strong therapeutic alliance and an environment of safety so that clients are able to excavate hidden shame and heal. Therapists will learn to identify the behaviors, limitations, and often not so obvious clues that indicate shame symptoms. The relationship between client and therapist is inherently asymmetrical, so it is important for us as practitioners to be hyper-aware of how shame manifests. 
Once the patterns have been identified, you can then work with strategies and physiological sequences that will emphasize connection and help you sensitively avoid shaming clients in a session. With this course, you will be able to help your clients uncover ways to shift out of toxic shame and reclaim a healthy sense of personal power and assertiveness.

Shame versus Guilt: Understand the Important Differences

​​​​​​​Understand the difference between shame and guilt, as well as the clinical implications of each, so that you can create an environment of safety that allows these feelings to be excavated. Additionally, we'll explore healthy and toxic shame, and the challenges that each type brings.

How Shame Manifests in Therapy, the Body & Relationships

Learn how to help clients reintegrate the lost parts of themselves so that they can enjoy a more satisfying human experience. We'll also look at the behaviors and limitations that are characteristic of shamed adults and how to alleviate those patterns so that they can heal their intimate relationships.
Unburdening the Body, Empowering Clients & Avoiding Inadvertently Shaming Clients 

Discuss clinical interventions that work with the physiological sequences in your clients to alleviate traumatic stress, focusing on the lesser known indicators that can help you avoid unintentionally shaming clients during a session.
Developmental Stages of Healthy and Toxic Shame: Recovering the True Self & Tips for Relationships and Including Parenting

​​​​​​​Discover the ways in which healthy shame can be leveraged to aid the healing process and move your clients toward self-acceptance and self-love. We’ll discuss strategies for exploring the developmental stages and look at tips for effectively bringing them into a relationship. 
The Role of Shame in Trauma & Power Dynamics including Physical & Sexual Abuse

​​​​​​​Learn ways to help your clients restore a healthy sense of personal power and assertiveness by focusing on re-regulating the autonomic nervous system.  This work is important to ensure that you avoid reproducing an environment that might be triggering to a traumatized client.

Trauma, Addiction & Emotional Abuse: Creating Change in the Brain & Restoring Secure Attachment 

​​​​​​​Identify the ways in which addiction can become a substitute for secure attachment, and learn to support your clients as they work to heal from the genetic predispositions and structural brain changes that can keep them trapped in addiction.

What People Are Saying
“This training helped me frame therapeutic work both within the individual as well as in large organizations. It showed how to heal and re-form corrections at whatever level, within ourselves, families, and work places, so we can be our best – solo or together.”

– Ann Weatherley

"Diane is masterful at teaching us how to transform our clients’ lives and influence our own relationships toward more fulfillment. I see the power of this work daily in my clients and in my own relationships. Everyone interested in deeper connection and a gentle path toward healing should enroll now!”

– Alicen Halquist, SEP, LPC, ACA, Boulder, CO

PLUS you’ll get the following bonuses...
BONUS #1: 
Interactive Therapy Expert Calls

Monthly Training Calls with Leading Therapy Authors,
Researchers & Trainers.

 Get Exclusive Access to Interviews PLUS Live Q&A
​​​​​​​With This Community of Experts in the Therapy Mastermind Circle:
Stephen Finn, PhD
April: Understanding and Healing from Shame
Helping Clients Healing from Shame
Stephen E. Finn, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in practice in Austin, Texas, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Finn is known for developing Therapeutic Assessment, an empirically supported brief therapy that integrates traditional psychological testing with practices based on interpersonal neurobiology to help clients achieve lasting transformations. He has published 60+ articles and chapters on psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and other topics in clinical psychology, and is the author of several books, including In Our Clients’ Shoes: Theory and Techniques of Therapeutic Assessment (Erlbaum, 2007). Dr. Finn lectures around the world about psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and how to help clients heal from shame.  
Terry Real, LMFT
How Shame Eats Intimacy and What to Do About It
Terry is a family therapist, founder of the Relational Life Institute, and best-selling author. His family therapy is offered through the Relational Life Institute, which helps couples, individuals and parents using Relational Life Therapy methodology. He has authored 3 books and has been a teacher for more than 25 years. His approach to men's issues and couples therapy has been featured on Good Morning America, Oprah, and The New York Times. 

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA
Helping Clients Process and Release Trauma-Based Shame

Lisa Ferentz is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 35 years. She has been an adjunct faculty member at several Universities, and is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” now in its 11th year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,200 clinicians. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide, 2nd Edition (Routledge, 2014), Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing (Routledge, 2014), and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch (PESI, 2017). 
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
Shame and Sexual Abuse
Mary Jo Barrett is the Executive Director and founder of The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd. She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social Work and is currently on the faculties of University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, The Chicago Center For Family Health, and the Family Institute of Northwestern University. She has been working in the field of family violence since 1974. Mary Jo is the author of Treating Complex Trauma: A Relational Blueprint for Collaboration and Change, co-authored by Linda Stone Fish. Ms. Barrett has also coauthored two books with Dr. Terry Trepper: Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective and The Systemic Treatment of Incest: A Therapeutic Handbook. She co-created the Collaborative Change Model, a highly successful contextual model of therapy used to transform the lives of those impacted by abuse and/or traumatic events. 
Frank Anderson, MD
Internal Family Systems (IFS) for the Treatment of Addictions
Frank Guastella Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter "'Who’s Taking What' Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma" in Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions. (Routledge, 2013). He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment" in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy (Routledge, 2016) and co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual (PESI, 2017).
BONUS #2: 
Monthly Client Demos with Transcribed Teaching Points
Demonstrations are the best way to learn how to bring this material directly into your practice. They crystalize all the teachings. 

Each month we will share recorded videos of real sessions that demonstrate how to apply the various teachings and theory into your practice. This is a rare opportunity to see directly how to use specific techniques and create the greatest transformation and healing for your clients. 
BONUS #3: 
Quick Start Primer on Attachment
Get familiar with the basics of Attachment with the Quick Start Primer on Attachment Styles, plus powerful tools to work with your clients. These include:
1. Attachment Styles Cheatsheet
2. Know Your Adult Attachment Style Mini-Questionnaire
3. Languaging of Attachment Handout

4. Two Classic Expert Interviews on Attachment (see below):
Amir Levine, M.D.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Amir is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist specializing in children, adolescents and adults. He graduated from the residency program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, where he is currently a Principal Investigator on a research project sponsored by the National Institute of Health. He is the co-author of the groundbreaking book Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – And Keep – Love and has a private practice in New York City, where he lives with his family.
Anna Chitty & Ray Castellino
​​​​​​​Anna is the co-founder and one of the main teachers of CSES. Her formal health care training began in 1979, with Polarity Therapy. She has studied extensively Somatic Experiencing, Pre- and Peri-Natal Psychology, and Diamond Heart. 

Ray draws on over four decades of experience as a natural health care practitioner, consultant, and teacher. His current practice focuses on the resolution of prenatal, birth, and other early trauma and stress. He is also co-founder of About Connections with home birth midwife Mary Jackson, where they prepare families for birth, support the birth process, and do follow-up integration. 

Therapy Mastermind Circle
​​​​​Offer Summary

Here’s everything you'll receive each month:

  1. Monthly Video Teachings, Audio and Transcripts [VALUE $97] ​​​

   2. Monthly Training Calls: Coaching & Case Studies [VALUE $75]

✔  3. Private Therapist Membership Site & Community [VALUE $50] 

  Therapy Training Talks – Monthly Expert Calls [VALUE $97]

  Monthly Demonstrations to Study [VALUE $67]
​​​​​​​  Attachment Quick Start Primer with Diane Poole Heller & 90-Minute Interviews with Leading Attachment Experts [VALUE: Priceless]
$386 monthly

$97 monthly

$67 monthly

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Try the program out and if for any reason you are not satisfied, let us know within 30 days and we will issue you a refund no questions asked. 
What others are saying...
"One of the most potent and valuable trainings I have ever experienced. I received excellent support for my own process which is now a reference experience I can take into my work with clients."
- Melody Linden
"Diane’s demos are amazing. They're the most powerful, rewarding learning experience for being present with clients. They're also amazing for healing personally."
- Nina A., Sandy Hook, CT
"Diane has been a professional role model for me for years. She is compassionate, caring, supportive, patient and so committed to teaching."

​​​​​​​-L.S Arroyo Grande, CA
"Diane's work has enabled us to work in Attachment with skill, kindness, and understanding. When clients experience it, they often say, 'This is the work I have been waiting for.' Diane has given us a beautiful way to heal the deep, early patterns of our clients and ourselves."
- Christina M, Cranial Sacral Bodyworker, SEP from CT