Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life™

This is a course over 2 weekends for professionals offering an opportunity to explore their own experience of attachment dynamics in the context of a confidential closed experiential group. The work will be supported by didactic input and time for reflection, application and analysis.

Facilitator: Tessa Normand MIAHIP, ICP

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Each Course runs over 2 Weekends ( CPD 28 hrs )


Course 1 Sat 9th / Sun 10th & Sat 23rd / Sun 24th Sept 2017


Course 2 Sat 4th / Sun 5th & Sat 18th / Sun 19th Nov 2017

10.00am – 5.30pm

Venue: 11, Herbert Place, Dublin 2

This course seeks to address the fact that our work requires us to respond to the needs of others and too often we don’t create the conditions to support our own personal and psychological development.

Experiences of care-seeking and caregiving have their roots in infancy and shape our expectations and responses to care-seeking and caregiving in adult life.

As professionals offering a service in the field of mental health we will be aware of the many different ways that people express their care-seeking needs, and how difficult it is sometimes to interpret these accurately and respond. People who have had contradictory experiences of caregiving will often tend to miscue professional caregivers so that any attempt at caregiving is frustrated and can end up as a frustrating experience for both parties.

Participants will be introduced to the Theory of Attached Based Exploratory Interest Sharing (TABEIS)

as developed by Dorothy Heard and Brain Lake and also to the practice of Exploratory Goal Corrected Psychotherapy (EGCP) developed by Una McCluskey.

The dynamics of attachment consist of several goal-corrected systems. These are care-seeking, care-giving, sexuality, exploratory interest sharing with peers, the personal system for self- defence, the internal supportive or unsupportive environments and the personally …read more

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