We continue the BodyDreaming training journey with Module 5: “Attunement and Attachment: Finding That Secure Base Within – Part 2”.
As we explored in Module 4, BodyDreaming highlights the relational aspect of regulation – co-regulation with the other. It is a process that connects us deeply to an embodied core sense of self in relationship to the other.
The attachment patterns and wiring of the brain are impacted by the relationship between the primary carer and the infant. The regulatory process in the infant’s nervous system is established by the to-ing and fro-ing from times of calm to times of stimulation in the relationship between the infant and the environment. A lack of regulation produces insecure attachment.
As we grow, we are not always met how we would wish, and insecure attachment patterns can also form as a result of life’s challenges, traumas and limitations.
In this module, Part 2 of Attunement and Attachment: Finding That Secure Base Within, we will continue the work of renegotiating our habitual insecure attachment patterns and responses. We will create opportunities to discover a more secure base through the connection with our sensing bodies, our sensing feelings, our sensing thoughts and sensing images. The sensing body may then be experienced as ground or container, providing a safe refuge from the relentless tyranny of an insecure attachment pattern. With this practice we can experience an embodied core sense of self which forms the base for a secure attachment style.
The training weekend will comprise of theory and practice, experiential learning and embodied practice sessions, dream work, movement, voice work, ritual and art. We work in large group sessions and in small break-out practice sessions. We have a group of assistants providing containment and guidance for the small break out practice sessions. Each small break-out group will have an assistant present who will provide containment and guidance for the practice sessions.
Module 5 Modalities
Friday March 17th from 2pm to 8pm
Saturday March 18th from 2pm to 8pm
Sunday March 19th from 2pm to 5pm
Time Zone Dublin, Ireland (currently GMT)
Please plan on attending all sessions.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Tuition Fee €390
CPD 15 hours
New participants will receive recordings from previous modules and are recommended to attend an introductory workshop.
Please contact us at BodyDreaming@gmail.com to receive the application form.
Instructions about payment will be provided once your application has been processed.
Module 5 Recommended Reading
Chapter Four: ‘Attunement: Learned Secure Attachment in the Body: “I’m yielding to it”’ in BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach by Marian Dunlea (Routledge, 2019).
Chapter Five: ‘Working with Dissociative and Disoriented Attachment Patterns (1): “The child fell off the chair”’ in BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach by Marian Dunlea (Routledge, 2019).