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Developing Secure Attachment: Two-Part Online Workshop



In this Webinar:

This online workshop with Dr. Lisa Firestone will provide tools to help people heal insecure attachment, resolve trauma, integrate their emotions, and flourish in all their relationships.

This two-part online workshop will introduce:

  • How childhood attachment patterns affect individuals and their relationships
  • A framework for resolving childhood trauma
  • A process to develop earned secure attachment
  • Cutting-edge neurobiological research findings to help rewire the brain
  • Step-by-step guidelines for how to write a coherent narrative

Every person carries around deep wounds, behaviors, and beliefs about themselves and others from their earliest attachments that unconsciously direct their lives. Early relationships help shape a person’s adult romantic relationships, how they will parent, and how they expect others to react to them.

Attachment research shows that when people fail to make sense of their past, they find themselves reliving and recreating it, essentially re-experiencing old hurts over and over again. However, making sense of the past is the best predictor of one’s ability to shape their future.

This two-part online workshop will introduce the tools for individuals to dig deep and resolve old traumas, big and small, so that they no longer haunt them. For mental health professionals, it will provide strategies to apply these tools with your clients.

This workshop will draw upon the latest attachment research and outline the process of writing a coherent narrative. Research in neurobiology shows that when a person writes a coherent narrative, they actually rewire their brain to feel more secure within themselves and their relationships, developing earned secure attachment.

This online workshop will include access to a video Toolkit of exercises to help you calm down and regulate your emotions as you work through understanding your attachment history and developing earned security.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how child attachment patterns continue to affect people throughout their lives.
  2. Describe, using cutting edge neurobiological research, how clients can rewire their brains to feel more secure.
  3. Discuss how a patient, through the process of psychotherapy, can develop an earned secure attachment in adulthood.
  4. Access step-by-step guidelines for how to help clients develop a coherent narrative for their life.
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Ordering Information

Once payment is received, you will be emailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

About the Presenter

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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Ann Perniciaro

Wonderful work taking place. Trying to understand the grey areas are essential for change. I’m always looking to find the grey but of course need direction. Decided to start looking for a long lasting relationship and trying to do the work to find out what that’s all about. At 55 it’s now something I’m interested in. This article seems to be in the right direction.

PsychAlive Admin

You can still purchase the Webinar, you just won’t be able to watch it live. After the second Webinar has taken place on March 16th, you will be emailed a link to watch the online workshop at your convenience.


I can not attend the webinars, is it possible to have the materials seminar for self-study, I am interested in the seminar about Developing Secured Attachment

Gwenne Wilcox

Is this webinar the same as the one entitled, “Making Sense of Your Life” (for $79) shown at the following link: http://ecourse.psychalive.org/making-sense-of-your-life-ecourse-dan-siegel-lisa-firestone/?utm_source=psychalive&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=attachment%20style


It is not the same course, although some of the content is similar. The eCourse Making Sense of Your Life is taught by Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Lisa Firestone, that course includes video interviews of Dan and Lisa, as well as hands-on exercises for creating a coherent narrative. The Developing Secure Attachment Online Workshop consists of two Webinars, where Dr. Lisa Firestone explains attachment and how to develop earned security in adulthood.

Jane Morison

Hi, This webinar says it will provide tools to “help heal insecure attachment”. I had learned about this webinar referenced in one of the authors articles about Dismissive Avoidant attachment. Does this webinar provide information about avoidant attachment and how to become more secure?


Hi. Do you have a book on this topic of practical tools for helping people to develop secure attachment as adults? Webinars don’t work for me – i usually can’t make them work with my technology ( so have wasted a lit of money buying things i can’t access) and even when i can it’s my least preferred method to take up ideas.

Pamela Witherspoon

Hello, I have been finding out for the past few years through prayer, reading, research, and just trying to figure out what was wrong with me….I knew I had severe abandonment trauma from the age of 4 years old, but recently found I also suffer severe CEN trauma at age 4 years as well. I am now 53 years old. I had no idea I have suffered my whole life with severe Avoidant attachment. I have never known what it’s like to be in a loving relationship? I have sooo much love to give in my heart, but I am absolutely terrified. I was 4 years old, so I have never known how to function in relationships? I don’t want to be alone anymore…I want to know what love feels like, to be wanted, and cared for. I am with Ley though, I don’t do Webinars due to time and availability. I would take any books, workbooks, notes, online type of process you might be willing to offer. I want to learn how to rewire my way of being me!!! Thank you

mark wolfe

Yes, it is. Here is the link: https://www.psychalive.org/pl_resources/developing-secure-attachment-two-part-online-workshop/


Is this webinar for laypeople to learn about themselves or for professionals to learn how to treat their patients? I can’t tell.

mark wolfe

Hi Beth, This workshop could be helpful for both professionals and individuals interested in learning more about themselves. However, it was designed primarily for personal development.

James B

Very interested in this 2-part webinar. I find that I need to re-read (and/or) watch material to fully digest and process. If I purchase the webinar, will I be able to access it repeatedly as needed during my self-work process?

mark wolfe

Hi James, Thanks for your interest in the webinar! If you purchase the webinar, you will be able to access it repeatedly and at any time. Let us know if you have any other questions.


Which is the difference between the 2 webinars about attachment styles? I am interested in a practical one, as the theoretical part I already owe pretty good.

mark wolfe

Hi Amalia,

Both parts of this webinar are sold together. It offers a really great understanding of attachment and a window into ways to treat insecure attachment and develop earned security. We also offer an eCourse that is more of a guided journey into understanding your own attachment history and how to develop earned security. Here is the link for the eCourse if you’d like to learn more about it: https://ecourse.psychalive.org/making-sense-of-your-life-ecourse-dan-siegel-lisa-firestone/

Take care!

Gary Gardiner

Dr. Lisa:
Have been doing alot of research on this. I am an anxious attacher and my girlfriend is an avoidant attacher (classic pairing according to what I’ve read). We are “taking a break” from our relationship.
Would this be better for me to watch now (on our break) or for both of us to watch together in 1-2 months?

mark wolfe

Thank you for your interest in our webinar! Someone will be in touch with you shortly to help you access the webinar. In the meantime, you could try checking your junk mail folder as these emails can sometimes end up there.

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