I adore our guest today! Patti Elledge joins us to talk about adult attachment wounds. She’s a brilliant therapist and practitioner and gives us so much depth through our conversation on the role of attachment in our lives and how we can heal ourselves — plus, her work fits perfectlywith what I teach in The Adult Chair. So grab some coffee or tea and settle in for a wonderful conversation that can change your life!
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Patti Elledge is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) who has specialized in therapeutic application of neuroscience for 40 years, and teaches Diane Poole Heller's seminal work, DARe, which treats adult attachment wounds. She has a broad clinical background in treating developmental and attachment based traumas, offering somatic strategies to access healthy bonding and co-regulatory processes. She worked directly with babies, children and families for more than 20 years prior to her SE training in the late 90s, and weaves strategies from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, sensory processing, coherent narratives and embodiment through movement and creativity. Her blending of a variety of somatic and body-mind techniques helps to treat and resolve over-coupled elements of survival energies (fight-flight-freeze responses) that become so seemingly intractable with the essence of loving/bonding and "belonging." By accessing all parts of our nervous system and moving out of stuck, dysregulated or fear based patterns we can return to a healthy sense of self and co-regulatory functioning. This return to physiological regulation leads us to greater ease in relating to others, higher creativity and eventually to our own true spiritual natures. Patti has trained extensively with Peter Levine, Raja Selvam and Diane Poole Heller in both SE and DARe workshops and serves as an approved session provider and case consultant for the SE and DARe trainings. Patti holds certification from Kathy Kain’s Touch Work for Trauma Therapists, acknowledging the importance of safe touch in the healing process. She has an active private practice in Asheville, NC where she continues to see persons of all ages and provide professional consultations and mentorship to other therapists learning somatic healing techniques. To contact Patti: email@example.com or call (828) 273-0323.