Beyond the Breakup: Attachment Basics

Mindfulness and Creative Arts Therapies

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Do you find yourself struggling with:

  • Intimate relationships and getting your needs met?
  • Constantly seeking new relationships and surfing online dating sites?
  • Perpetually stuck in one dissatisfying, co-dependent relationship after another?
  • Avoiding your feelings because they lead to constant worrying?
  • Poor body image and loose sexual boundaries?
  • A lack of meaning and purpose?
  • Using food, drugs, alcohol, sex or other behaviors to cope with anxiety?
  • A history of anxiety, impulsivity, depression or trauma?

If you do, it's likely you may struggle with attachment issues.

Mindfulness and creative arts therapies and can help you achieve:

  • Healthier relationships
  • Improved self esteem
  • A deeper sense of meaning and purposefulness
  • Control of compulsive and/or addictive behaviors
  • Strong personal boundaries

Creative Arts Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art and other forms of expression to explore therapeutic issues. Creativity is the language of the unknowable, divinely loving, and magical part of ourselves that needs to be unearthed and recovered, in order to heal, in all facets of our lives.

Mindfulness is a form of attending to the body, and being full present and consciously aware of the NOW. This often involves various meditation practices, but body activation can take on many forms. And this is ESSENTIAL, particularly with attachment wounds, because it is so EMBODIED.

Most people know EXACTLY what their issues are, so insight is NOT a problem for them. BREAKING the PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL ADDICTION they have to reliving and attracting that same romantic scenario over and over again--that's the real rub.

Through a self-directed framework, this course offers individuals who suffer with attachment wounds the opportunity to revisit and revise damaging old patterns of living and loving, while helping you to construct more positive narratives and a stronger relationship to your FEELINGS without becoming overwhelmed, distrustful of yourself, or too scared so you shut down and runaway.

In this course, you will learn about the origins of attachment—a biologically-informed approach to intimacy—and how the four attachment styles play out in adult relationships. You will also learn how to assess your own attachment style, and 7 mindfulness-based creative arts therapies directives for working with this material.

Broken up into 7 digestible lessons, topic areas include:

  • What is attachment?
  • What is secure attachment?
  • What is insecure attachment?
  • What is disorganized attachment?
  • How can I determine my attachment style?
  • Where do Attachment Styles Originate? Can they change?
  • How do I attract and keep a secure relationship?

Lessons include:

  • A written description
  • Between 1-3 video lectures
  • Guided meditations and Assessment
  • A creative arts therapy directive and video tutorial

In purchasing this course, you will receive one lesson "dripped" once a day, for 7 days, until all lessons have been released. Once you have received all course material, you will have access whenever you want, for all time!

Your Instructor

Briana MacWilliam MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Briana MacWilliam MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

After graduating with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in psychology, Briana MacWilliam moved to New York City where she earned her Master’s in Professional Studies and Creative Arts Therapy (MPS) from Pratt Institute.

For over a decade, Ms. MacWilliam has practiced as a Licensed and Board Certified Creative Arts Therapist (ATR-BC, LCAT) in various healthcare settings throughout New York City, working predominantly with traumatized women and addiction. For the past four years, she worked as a research coordinator at the Amen Clinics Inc., an agency focused on using brain scans and SPECT technology to provide accurate diagnosis and integrative treatment for mental health problems, poor nutrition, and other obscure conditions.

Dr. Amen has been a guest on CNN, PBS, Dr. Oz, Entertainment Television, Dr. Phil, The View, TedX, Rachel Ray, Larry King, and more. To learn more about The Amen Method, which focuses on the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of life and treatment, click here. To take an online brain health assessment, click here.

Currently, in addition to private practice, Ms. MacWilliam is a professor for Pratt Institute’s Graduate Creative Arts Therapies Department, where she teaches personality development, thesis research and clinical supervision.

Writing, drawing, and painting have always been her passion, and she strongly believes in the curative powers of the creative process.

To learn more, please visit her website at brianamacwilliam.com. Or her community blog for artists and writers at Yellow Bricks. You can also follow her weekly posts on mindfulness and artmaking on Instagram or her Facebook Page.

Class Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. If, however, you have received a continuing education certificate, no refund will be awarded.

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