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THE ART OF

Cultivating

AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS

Exploring True Belonging and Secure Attachment

SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE

A 6-week journey, designed to give you a holistic map, helping you explore your relationship patterns and dynamics to support you in cultivating courageous vulnerability and  wholehearted

secure attachment.

Weaving together Dr. Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability and attachment-based theory to bring you this six week journey.

Through these 6 weeks together, you will learn how to ORIENT to vulnerability myths and attachment adaptations, understand how to MAP your relationship dynamics and how vulnerability shows up for you, and explore how to NAVIGATE the relationships in your life to feel more deep, authentic, and genuine.

"The human attachment system is an inherent, biological, and natural process that relates to everything we do in life, especially when it comes to our relationships with others" – Diane Poole Heller

Before we dive in, just to make sure we are on the same page, Attachment Theory is a theory of human bonding and connection, first developed

in the 1970s by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth and because of their work, we are now able to understand the profound impact relationships have on our lives.

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Some questions to consider....

  • Do you want to understand why you react to your relationships with self, others, and the world the way you do?

  • Do you want to cultivate more attunement, trust, connection, depth, and security in your relationships with yourself, others, and the world?

  • Do you want to learn more about attachment styles and how your past relationships impact your present ones?

Then, you are in the right spot!

Attachment styles are the unique ways we connect and relate to others, especially in close relationships. Among them, a secure attachment style is considered the gold standard, as it fosters healthy and strong connections with others.

But here's the thing...

Whatever attachment style we have, whether it's secure, anxious, or avoidant, it evolved for a reason. Our brains and behaviors developed these styles over time to keep us safe and protected. It's like an internal mechanism that our ancestors developed to navigate the challenges of their environment.

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For instance, people with anxious attachment might have learned to be hyper-vigilant and seek constant reassurance, which might have helped them stay close to caregivers in times of danger. On the other hand, avoidant attachment might have developed as a way to cope with caregivers who were less available, and by becoming more self-reliant, they ensured their own survival

So, understanding that our attachment styles have a purpose helps us to approach ourselves and others with more empathy and compassion. It's not about labeling one style as "good" and another as "bad," but rather recognizing that each style has its strengths and challenges. With this understanding, we can work on developing a more secure attachment style if we wish to, and also appreciate the resilience that our current attachment style has brought us.

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the journey towards secure attachment is about growth and learning, not about self-criticism. So, let's be kind to ourselves as we explore and nurture our connections with others!

Remember, 

Here are some benefits my clients have experienced by learning how to cultivate authentic relationships:

 

  • Improved physical health and increased energy levels 

  • Enhanced mental well-being through positive mindset shifts, reduced stress levels, and improved cognitive function

  • Greater clarity, improved focus, increased motivation, and a more optimistic outlook on life

  • The ability to navigate challenges with more ease

  • Emotional balance, having greater emotional stability and resilience 

  • Improved self awareness and better communication skills 

  • Increased self care and prioritizing activities that bring joy 

  • Greater satisfaction and contentment with life.

READY TO EXPERIENCE THESE BENEFITS FOR YOURSELF?

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Attachment theory emphasizes that genuine autonomy is predicated on establishing secure connections with fellow human beings. Recent advancements in the field of attachment science acknowledge that interconnected pairs, like couples or parents and children, form connections that actively influence their nervous systems on a physiological level. In contrast to prevalent Western notions of individuality as isolated and self-reliant, built solely on perseverance and determination, it has become evident that close and meaningful connections with others play a substantial role in our development into fully realized, autonomous individuals.

When someone lacks a secure attachment style,  they may experience:

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Difficulty trusting others.

People with insecure attachment styles, such as anxious or avoidant, may struggle to trust others fully. Anxious individuals might worry about being abandoned or rejected, while avoidant individuals might keep others at a distance to avoid potential hurt.

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Fear of intimacy.

Building deep and meaningful connections can be tough for those with insecure attachment styles. They might fear getting too close to others due to past experiences or a fear of vulnerability.

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Emotional rollercoaster.

For individuals with anxious attachment, emotions can be overwhelming and ever-changing. They might experience intense highs and lows as they seek reassurance and closeness from others.

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Difficulty expressing needs.

Both anxious and avoidant individuals may struggle to communicate their emotional needs effectively. Anxious individuals might worry about being a burden, while avoidant individuals might suppress their emotions altogether.

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Cycle of conflict.

Insecure attachment styles can lead to recurring patterns of conflict in relationships. Anxious individuals may be more likely to be overly sensitive to perceived threats, while avoidant individuals might shut down emotionally during disagreements.

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Feeling unworthy.

People with insecure attachment styles might battle feelings of unworthiness or inadequacy, leading to low self-esteem and self-doubt.

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Impact on mental health.

The challenges associated with insecure attachment can take a toll on mental well-being, leading to anxiety, depression, or other emotional difficulties.

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Difficulty in professional settings.

Insecure attachment can also affect how individuals interact in professional settings, leading to challenges in forming healthy working relationships and collaborating effectively.

It's important to approach this with understanding and compassion, as these challenges can affect individuals in various ways. These pain points are not fixed or unchangeable. With awareness, support, and sometimes professional help, individuals can work towards developing a more secure attachment style and experience more fulfilling and healthy relationships both in personal and professional spheres. So, if you or someone you know is facing these challenges, remember that there's always hope for growth and positive change.

Insecure attachment often presents itself as a dysregulated nervous system - showing up...

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BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS...

we can reshape our relational patterns by acknowledging how our past experiences shape our attachment styles. With support and a commitment to personal growth, we can enhance communication, trust, and nurture more secure relationships.

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This course will help you:

  • ORIENT to different attachment adaptations within your relationships with self, others, and the world.

  • Learn how to MAP the patterns of your attachment adaptations in your relationships, discovering your patterns of protection, disconnection, shame, and blame.

  • Discover ways to NAVIGATE your patterns in relationships to cultivate secure attachment, even in the most difficult times.

Join me and, together, let's rewrite your relational story inside

The Art of Cultivating Authentic Relationships

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“It shifted my perspective. It opened me up to seeing myself in a more complete way. It seems like I can choose to be more compassionate and curious when looking at myself and others instead of judgmental and negative.”

- Previous Participant

Are you ready to learn

The Art of Cultivating Authentic Reltaionships?

Join me for this 6-week LIVE course to explore true belonging and secure attachemnent

Course Pricing:

Choose the payment option below that works best for you.
All tiers provide you with the same access to the course. Full and partial scholarships available. Visit the FAQ page below for details.

I can't wait to see you inside!

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COMMUNITY
RATE

For individuals who need financial assistance

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SUSTAINER
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Base energetic exchange for this course

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SUPPORTER
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For individuals who are
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making this course accessible to others


What's included:
  • 6 weeks of previously recorded live calls on Zoom with me

    • 3 weeks of curriculum calls

    • 3 weeks of coaching and Q&As

  • Guided somatic mindfulness and breathing practices

  • In-depth PDF workbooks that will accompany each of the live teachings. All of the material in these PDFs (prompts, exercises and practices) are designed to support you in integrating this material into your daily life

  • Utilizing the Kajabi platform for this course allows you to access the content, recordings, and guided practices from the convenience of your phone, whether you are at home or on the go

  • Access to book individual sessions with me (at an additional cost)

READY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT?

COURSE BREAKDOWN

WEEK 1: ORIENTING TO ATTACHMENT STYLES

 

We’ll explore:

  • The three most common Attachment Styles or “Adaptations”

  • Brené Brown's "Vulnerability Armory" and the different ways we protect ourselves from feeling vulnerable

  • How insecure attachment adaptations affect our nervous system states and how these different states of dysregulation may look in your body, mind, heart, and spirit

  • How to ORIENT to different attachment adaptations within your relationships with self, others, and the world

  • Somatic practices to help you learn how to cultivate more secure attachments in your relationships

  • A PDF workbook with journal prompts, practices, and invitations to help you integrate this material into your daily life

WEEK 2: Q&A SESSION

  • These group calls will be an opportunity to have your specific questions answered and workshopped with me

  • Designed to help you get a deeper understanding of the material and how it relates to your attachments adaptations that you experience in your relationships

WEEK 3: MAPPING YOUR RELATIONAL LANDSCAPE

 

We'll learn:

  • How to MAP the patterns of your attachment adaptations in your relationships

  • Brené Brown's "Offloading Hurt Strategies" and the different ways we grew up around emotions

  • How these different patterns show up in your relationships - with yourself, others, and the world

  • Begin to understand where feelings of low self-worth, shame, and blame interfere with contact, connection, and presence 

  • New somatic practices to help you learn how to cultivate more secure attachments in your relationships

  • A PDF workbook with journal prompts, practices, and invitations to help you integrate this material into your daily life

WEEK 4: Q&A SESSION

  • These group calls will be an opportunity to have your specific questions answered and workshopped with me

  • Designed to help you get a deeper understanding of the material and how it relates to your attachments adaptations that you experience in your relationships

WEEK 5: NAVIGATING TOWARDS TRUE BELONGING & SECURE ATTACHMENT

We'll discover:

  • Ways to NAVIGATE your patterns in relationships to cultivate secure attachment, even in the most difficult times

  • Ways to cultivate repair after relationship ruptures

  • Brené Brown's "Rising StrongTM Process", learning how to RECKON, RUMBLE, and create REVOLUTIONS in our relationships

  • A Personalized Action Plan to help you feel confident in cultivating authentic relationships with yourself, others, and the world

  • New somatic practices to help you learn how to cultivate more secure attachments in your relationships

  • A PDF workbook with journal prompts, practices, and invitations to help you integrate this material into your daily life

WEEK 6: FINAL Q&A SESSION

  • These group calls will be an opportunity to have your specific questions answered and workshopped with me

  • Designed to help you get a deeper understanding of the material and how it relates to your relational lands

Register, Cultivating Authentic Relationships

Ready to Dive in?

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER

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COMMUNITY
RATE

For individuals who need financial assistance

$200

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SUSTAINER
RATE

Base energetic exchange for this course

$250

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SUPPORTER
RATE

For individuals who are
able and want to support
making this course accessible to others

$300

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Click the button below to check out my FAQ page and, if you still have unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to email me directly.

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