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

I’d like to invite you to join me for the Therapy Mastermind Circle, where we have an incredible lineup of topics and speakers for 2018 starting with a focus on Developmental Trauma and Character Structure.
 
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 in our field together. For the upcoming months, we are honored to have as guest speakers: 
 
- Larry Heller, PhD, Working with Developmental Trauma: The Missing Link
- Marianne Bentzen, Developing with the Neuroaffective Picture Book
- Ana Do Valle, OTR, SEP, Working with Children with Attachment Disruptions
- Stan Tatkin, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy


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…watch the video or read below to find out all the details.

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...
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.
SPRING MODULE
 
Developmental Trauma, Shock Trauma and Character Structure
 

Character Structure is one of the most important topics in our field today. We’ll look at an overview of personality types and how these are reflected in body traits and behavior patterns. We will look at specific suggestions for treatment and therapy, as well as recommended spiritual practices for each structure.

Structures include: Contact/Existence structure; Nurture/Nourishment structure; Dependence/Trust/Autonomy structure;  Independence/Will structure; and Love/Sexuality structure.

FEBRUARY
Contact/Existence Character Structure (Schizoid)

Clients with contact/existence character structure struggle with disconnection, alienation and their very existence. They need help developing a sense of body, self and life. Their development was compromised very early on through a neglectful, rejecting or chaotic family environment. They need to know: “I have the right to BE!” When you learn to heal these clients, they can become connected with profound spiritual awareness and wisdom, display great courage in feeling feelings, and can be inspiring teachers to others.

You will learn how to:
• Rejuvenate your client’s sense of self from repeated invitations “not to exist” in childhood
• Help clients find inner groundedness to tolerate increasing warmth, expansion, and aliveness without shutting down from terror
• Help clients gradually reconnect to their body, feelings and life force slowly and safely
• Encourage connection while honoring withdrawal
• Read and work with affect and relationship dynamics naturally triggered in the NOW of the session

MARCH
Nurture/Nourishment Character Structure (Oral)
The nurture/nourishment character structure has difficulty identifying and/or expressing needs. With inconsistent and unpredictable parenting, they constantly fear and sense rejection or abandonment. This type is very sensitive, attuned and often over-giving to loved ones, but sorely unable to take in much care, love or nourishment from others. When you learn to work with this type, you can help them become highly attuned, nurturing and generous in healing others while having access to true autonomy, self esteem and confidence.
 

You will learn how to:
• Strengthen your client’s physical and emotional capacity to receive
• Guide your clients to clearly express, instead of repress, their feelings, needs, and longings in a direct and mature way
• Support your clients to grieve their real experiences of abandonment and loss from early “on again, off again” parenting
• Help these clients to  stay connected to an autonomous self while in the presence of others

APRIL
Dependence/Trust (Psychopathic)

This character type loses their inherent authenticity to become performers and leaders with an often controlling personality. In their depths, they want to recover trust, truth and integrity.  They most fear defeat, being used or humiliated. These can be difficult clients to work with if you do not know what to expect, as they use power dynamics to turn the tables and react negatively to any authority. We will discuss how to navigate this dynamic in the therapy room. When healed, these clients can be inspiring, visionary leaders, bringing people in conflict together in harmony.

You will learn to help these clients:
• Deflate grandiose self-images by feeling inner devaluation and recovering innocence, sincerity and integrity
• Develop their capacity for loving-kindness toward self and others in the aftermath of being lied to, betrayed, manipulated, and used while dependent as a child
• Manage feelings of emptiness from constant effort to be on top, win at all costs, be right no matter what, and seek revenge to maintain feeling special
• Allow their real feelings and have access to their bodies instead of numbing out
• Restore original feelings of natural healthy dependency without fear of collapse

MAY
Independence/ Will (Masochistic) and Love/Sexuality

The Masochistic type experiences a chronic sense of crushing shame, humiliation and defeat from an upbringing that did not honor their personal authority.  They have difficulty setting boundaries and asserting themselves.  Seeking pleasure or success elicits immobilizing guilt.  When recovered, they express capacities for great optimism, joy, playfulness and strength.

Unwilling to open to love too deeply based on past wounds, the Love/Sexuality type usually has a series of broken hearts behind them. Heartfelt love is often separate from sexuality. Obsessed with being perfect, attractive, or successful, they often trade admiration for love. Even with substantial success they often feel unsatisfied, betrayed and fear vulnerability. When resolved, they have a great sense of passion integrated with the capacity to be in the flow of real love with others, their self and life!

You will learn how to:
• Avoid the common response of many therapists that will backfire with these clients
• Help these clients accept, feel and release pent up negative feelings, defeatist attitudes and depressive or sadistic tendencies without crushing guilt or paralyzing anxiety
• Heal the “heart-genital split”
• Learn to surrender to others and their feelings without fear of losing face or expecting retaliation

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SUMMER MODULE
 
Healing Sexual Abuse and Enlivening Sexuality and Intimacy
 

Intimacy and sexuality are perhaps some of the most powerful aspects of our humanity. Because they play an integral role in our lives, it makes both intimacy and sexuality vulnerable to trauma and Attachment disruptions.

On this four-month journey, discover how to support yourself and your clients in the development of deeper, lasting intimacy and sexual expression through developing Secure Attachment and resolving trauma. We will also address living an authentic and passionate life that fosters greater confidence and lasting fidelity in our adult relationships.

JUNE
Attachment, Intimacy, and Sexuality 

Restore healthy bonding and relaxation in the relational field by correcting insecure Attachment disruptions – Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized. Support yourself and your clients towards regaining inherent Secure Attachment. Understand how the nervous system reacts to natural sexual energy, trauma energy, and sexual trauma.
JULY
Development of Sexuality, Life Force, and Aliveness
Childhood holds developmental stages of sexuality; unfortunately, trauma can interfere with that natural progress. Learn how to recapture and assimilate those stages and release trauma.

Enhance vitality and aliveness in the aftermath of trauma while releasing constricted threat or depression into expansive joy and an enlivened sense of self.

How do you protect and honor yourself and your partner as sexual beings? Integrate sexual instinct with safety and sacredness.
AUGUST
Living a Real and Passionate Life

Take a look at what and who supports us to feel most alive and passionate. Identify your gifts and learn to turn wounds into wellness, while learning to follow your instincts and personal calling. Embrace your identity and people who encourage your independence as well as interdependence. Learn and teach the importance of exploring and differentiating from our negative family patterns, when necessary, and pursuing your authentic life goals.
SEPTEMBER
Healing the Heart/Genital Split

How do we support individuals and couples with the tension they may feel between committed love and passionate sexuality to avoid disconnection and the threat of infidelity? Learn the ins and outs of self and co-regulation in couples, as well as the signs that indicate dysregulated sexuality caused by other experiences, unrelated to sexual trauma.
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:
 
FEBRUARY 2018
Larry Heller, PhD
 
Working with Developmental Trauma: The missing Link
Dr. Heller is the founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), a unified systemic approach for working with developmental issues and shock trauma. He is also co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma, How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationahip and the co-author of Crash Course, A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recover. Both are published in a number of languages. He speaks several languages and for the past 15 years has been conducting seminars in the NARM approach and trainings in Somatic Experiencing® in Switzerland, France, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Israel, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and throughout the United States.
MARCH 2018
Marianne Bentzen
 
Developing with the The Neuroaffective Picture Book
Marianne specializes in the neuroaffective approach underpinned with developmental somatic psychotherapy, spiritual processes in psychotherapy and group development processes. Along with Susan Hart, she is currently developing and teaching Neuroaffective Developmental Theory and psychotherapy. Marianne is a co-author of Through Windows of Opportunity: A Neuroaffective Approach to Child Psychotherapy.
APRIL 2018
Ana Do Valle
 
Working with Children with Attachment Disruptions
Ana is a body-centered therapist and developer of a surgical trauma prevention program. She seeks to heal trauma in children and adults, especially trauma from medical procedures. Her workshops cover modulation, self-regulation and surgical trauma prevention, and her therapy involves a combination of Sensory Integrative Approach and Somatic Experiencing. She has also worked with South American indigenous and shamanic communities whose members have experienced cultural fragmentation trauma.
MAY 2018
 
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT 

Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy
Stan is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A 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.
Plus more in the Spring...
Ellyn Bader
In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach To Diagnosis And Treatment in Couples Therapy
Bonnie Badenoch
Being Present to Our Embodied Brains
Terry Real
Fierce Intimacy: Keeping Passion Alive by Speaking the Truth
Peter Levine
Sexual Trauma, Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound
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 of the teaching videos 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
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What others are saying...
"I feel it would be out of integrity to continue my work without the knowledge I acquired from Diane. She 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 through the changes in my clients and my own relationships. Everyone interested in deeper connection and a gentle path toward healing should enroll now!"
Alicen H. LPC, SEP, ACA, Boulder CO
"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
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