A Monthly Community To Integrate 
Somatic Attachment & Trauma Resolution Into Your Life & Practice
Hi and Welcome,

It’s an extraordinary time to be a therapist. Our field of psychotherapy is undergoing an evolutionary upgrade with unprecedented breakthroughs and massive paradigm shifts in neuroscience, trauma resolution, somatic therapy, couples therapy, and mindfulness research! We’re truly experiencing an exciting renaissance.

I believe our community is helping humanity grow and expand beyond what we ever thought possible. I also believe we should support and help each other grow and thrive to master the principles of attachment and trauma resolution.

As therapists, we need PRACTICAL knowledge that we can actually use in our practice to help make a lifetime impact on our clients at the same time, helping you grow a strong practice. What’s critical is not more information, but WISDOM shared from those who are using it on a day-to-day basis.

Imagine tapping into the latest cutting-edge research, tools, and advances in the therapy world every month.

If you want regular case studies and real life examples…
If you want to be in community with practicing therapists who are sharing and supporting each other…
If you want access to leading experts in the therapy world…

AND, if you want to take your techniques, knowledge, and training to the next level…

...then look no further, because the Therapy Mastermind Circle gives you all these things and more to help you in your practice.

We have an exciting upcoming curriculum and a powerful lineup of experts planned.

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

With Love,
Dr. Diane Poole Heller

P.S. I’m excited because we have the “Who’s Who” in the therapy world – leading authors, researchers, and practitioners – already on board for monthly expert calls (see the BONUS section below).

Join a World-Class Community 
 of Therapy Experts and Practitioners!
Each Month You’ll Receive...
Emergence: Evolving the Essential Self
and the Capacity to Connect

In this module, we will explore two key factors of emergence: ​​​​The first is the quality of the connection to our own essential self. How do we access this connection? How strong is a person’s sense of their essential self? How do we help others develop this connection in our therapy practice? All of these are a critical focus in our role as a therapist. 

The second factor is our capacity to connect with others. Once a person has a connection to their essential self, how do they use it to connect with others? Do they get lost in merging? Do they have clear boundaries? How do different aspects of early development play themselves out?

Working with emergence, we must ask ourselves: What are we emerging from? What are we transforming into?

We will explore how Merging, Shame/Blame, Dependency, and Ruptured Boundaries keep people from knowing their Essential Self. Knowing our Essential Self helps us realize the truth within those experiences and shatters the walls of our internal prison, freeing us to create healthier connections with others.

This cutting-edge perspective will transform your practice first by empowering you, as a therapist, to heal at a deeper level as you integrate this material for yourself; and second, once you have experienced the powerful benefits for yourself, you can more confidently lead your clients down their own path of healing.

Dynamics of Positive and Negative Merging
How identity emerges from dual-unity and symbiosis in early childhood; overcoming the challenges of negative merging; developing a sense of self through relational action sequences and object relations; and how your evolving self-definition inextricably impacts your adult relationships.
End the Shame/Blame Cycle to Reclaim Empowerment & Relationship Resilience
Understanding the physiological markers of shame; techniques to overcome the "collapse" response; introducing the concept of empowerment and resiliency bonding (versus trauma bonding); softening clients' harsh inner critics.
Developing the Capacity for Positive Dependence, Independence & Interdependence
Developing the capacity for positive dependence, independence, and interdependence for realistic and effective functioning; understanding true generosity in giving versus martyrdom; knowing how to articulate your needs with confidence.
Regaining Buoyancy After Boundary Rupture
Identifying the support needed to complete key development challenges; recognizing in which incomplete developmental stage individuals or couples might be caught and moving them forward; why completing early developmental stages are important in your relationships now; repairing the trauma of boundary rupture to restore relaxation and personal safety
Nature, Nurture, Neurons: Neurobiology all Programmed to Create Nourishment in Relationships

As neurobiologically-informed attachment therapists, it is essential to understand our role in helping form and shape new neural pathways that are more resilient and more adaptive. We must also strengthen or bring balance to areas of the brain that may have been underdeveloped, as well as weaken the old neural networks that are no longer adaptive to forming lasting bonds in our present and future selves.

Our early life experiences, whether they be of neglect, abuse, misattunement, intrusiveness, overwhelm or underwhelm, all shape and form connections (or fail to form connections) in developing parts of the brain. The good news is that our brain continues to be “plastic” throughout our life, and can shape and reshape old neural networks, or imprint new neural networks with new neural associations and connections.

Lifelong Neuroplasticity to Engender and Enhance Connection
​​​​Examining evolutionary hardwiring in the brain for relationships to survive and thrive; overcoming anti–relationship messages in our autonomy-biased culture and the negativity bias of the brain; interventions for reshaping old established neural networks in a way to support lasting healing and change.
Resolving Threat to Restore the Capacity to Connect
Interventions for calming the amygdala and communicating the physiology of safety; how life-threat shuts down pro-social behavior; restoring range of gesture and emotional experience; establishing and strengthening co-regulatory and self-regulatory functions.
Working with Implicit and Explicit Memory for Healing Trauma and Attachment
The role of the hippocampus in perceiving location and sense of episodic time; fast track learning in trauma and early attachment that bypasses higher brain functions; mirror neurons to access intention, being seen to build a reflective self.
Using Narrative to Evaluate Attachment Patterning: How Making Sense of your Past Heals Generational Trauma
Assessing left/right brain processing, emotional content and nuance, quality of reference to self, “flow” of story; understanding speech patterns of secure, avoidant, ambivalent, and disorganized attachment; healing attachment injuries so they are not passed to the next generation.
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:
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Wired for Love
Stan is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice. In addition, Dr. Tatkin teaches and supervises first- through third-year family medicine residents at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, CA, and is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. More recently, his interests turned to psycho-neurobiological theories of human relationship, and to integrating principles of early mother-infant attachment with principles of adult romantic relationships.
MARCH 2017
Terry Real
Staying in Love
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. Terry's goal is to help everyone enjoy full respect living and build a healthy life legacy.
APRIL 2017
Pat Love
Am I Going Out of Bounds?
Dr. Pat Love is known for her warmth, humor, and practical, research-based wisdom. Her blog posts, YouTube clips, books, trainings, workshops, and online courses have made her a popular go-to relationship consultant. Her work has been featured on TV, in cyberspace, and popular magazines, but she’s also a distinguished professor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and long-standing clinical member and approved supervisor in American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
MAY 2017
Ellyn Bader, PhD
Why Differentiation Matters in Relationships
Ellyn is a couples therapy pioneer and co-author of Tell Me No Lies and In Quest of the Mythical Mate. Ellyn and her husband, Dr. Peter Pearson, have spent the past 30 years helping couples resolve issues and create strong, loving relationships at The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Ellyn and Peter have spoken about couples therapy on The Today Show, CBS Early Morning News, and over 50 radio shows.
PLUS in the Summer:
Frank G. Anderson, MD
How Neuroscience Informs the Treatment of Complex Trauma
Linda Graham, MFT
Rewiring the Brain to Strengthen Connection
Kim John Payne, M.Ed.
Secure Attachment Parenting in a Digital Age
Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT
Relationships through the Lens of Applied Neurobiology: Why Corrective Experiences Work
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. – Deciphering Attachment Styles in Everyday Life

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 – Babies & Bonding: Healing the Attachment Sequence

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.
CE Credits Are Now Available!
 As a participant in the Therapy Mastermind Circle, you qualify for CE credits. CEs are awarded at the end of each 4-month training module. Each month includes a live 90-minute case consult webinar with Diane and a 90-minute expert call. In addition there are 50-60 minutes of training videos, plus transcripts and supplemental study materials available.
Completion of each module qualifies you for 20 CEs (5 training hours per month).
There is an administrative fee of $99 per module.

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
BONUS #1: Therapy Training Talks – Monthly Expert Calls VALUE $97
BONUS #2: Monthly Demonstrations to Study VALUE $67
PLUS: Attachment Quick Start Primer with Diane Poole Heller
& 90-Minute Interviews with Leading Attachment Experts VALUE Priceless
Enrollment is closed, please contact tmchelp@dianepooleheller.com to get on the waitlist.
Our Guarantee
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.