Well Being Retreat Center - Event

DARe 3: The Neurobiology of Loving Relationships

with Patti Elledge

September 19 - 22, 2019

Pre-Requisite:  must be a therapist and have attended a Live DARe 1 course or viewed the DARe 1 five-DVD set in it's entirety.  

Diane Poole Heller's

Somatic Attachment DARe series

"The Power of Attachment" by Diane Poole Heller

About Healing with Neuroscience 


In DARe 3 we take a deeper look into the brain-body connection in healing early attachment wounds.  States of insecure attachment adaptations are experienced early on, and lay down implicit or body/procedural memories which are pre-cognitive and pre-verbal.   Our reactions and those of our clients may then reoccur throughout the life span in the deepest, most loving relationships.  By understanding how to access the hard-wired survival mechanism, as well as the hard-wired attachment and bonding system, we can lift and dissolve these early adaptations to create more nourishing, satisfying and healthy adult relationships!  In this workshop you will learn valuable tools to identify specific attachment orientations, how to work directly with the body using somatic practices that alliveate painful symptoms and struggles and how to "land the healthy, safe and secure attachment" with protection and safety.  You will gain knowledge about Narratives Per Styles, implications of the ACE scores, and Schema Patterns which help to bring hidden "implicit" memories up to explicit knowing.  Together we will practice Right Brain-to-Right Brain attunement, resonance and presence in live Demos and Practice Break-Out Groups, and the valuable use of Repairs.  You will learn more about the Polyvagal System and why this is so important to understand when healing attachment wounds. This course also features healing Intergenerational Wounds, Role Reversals and Use of Touch in our practices.  Based on contributions of John Bowlby, Mary Main, Mary Ainsworth, Stephen Porges, Dan Siegel, Allan Schore, Donald Winnicott and Jeffery Young as well as countless others, DARe 3 is not to be missed.

DARe 3 includes lecture, guided meditations, live Demos, practice breakouts and a multi-media learning format suitable for all learners.  

About Patti Elledge, Faculty Trainer

Patti Elledge has specialized in therapeutic application of neuroscience for more than 40 years. She has a broad clinical background in developmental traumas and worked directly with babies, children and families for 25 years prior to her SE training in the late 90s. She specializes in interpersonal, social/emotional, language/cognition and sensory processing disorders, as well as early attachment disruptions. Her blending of a variety of somatic and body-mind techniques helps to treat and resolve over-coupled elements of the fight-flight-freeze that become so seemingly intractable with the essence of loving/bonding and "belonging." By accessing all parts of the nervous system and moving out of stuck, frozen or fear based relational patterns we can return to healthy functioning. This return to regulation leads us to greater sense of self, ease in relating to others, creativity, expression in the world and eventually toward our own spiritual natures. Patti has studied directly with Drs. Peter Levine, Raja Selvam and Diane Poole Heller as well as many other healers. She holds Trauma Informed Touch Certification from Kathy Kain's 2 year training and is delighted to share her wisdom in teaching Diane's pioneering work, Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience.  She delights in mentoring younger therapists to grow into their most vital and alive selves!

Program Schedule


The retreat will begin with check in Thursday September 19th between 4:00 pm o 5:30 pm. Supper will be served at 6:00pm Thursday evening. All meals, snacks, teas and coffee will be served through the event. 

About the Venue - Well Being Retreat Center


There will be time to enjoy the 160 acres of rural Tennessee land and the 2 1/2 miles of Powell River frontage.

The Well Being Retreat Center offers a conducive environment for this event: quiet natural spaces, climate controlled main event room, and delicious healthy food.

Tuition and Accommodations (Meals & Lodging)

Please register first with Diane Poole Heller for Tuition, then register for Accommodations (Meals and Lodging) with Well Being Retreat Center using the online form below.

Accommodations for this 3-night retreat range from $220-$470, depending on housing options. This includes your meals, snacks, and lodging. Food provided will be mostly gluten-free non-vegetarian with a vegetarian option at each meal. (Vegetarian may include eggs and dairy.) Lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis; there are a limited number of single rooms. The Tiny Houses and the earth-sheltered private cabins by the river are both listed as "Private Cabins." For pictures of the lodging options, go here. There is also a low cost option for camping by the river with bathrooms and hot showers nearby. 

Go here to review Well Being's Accommodations Policies.

Please use the form below to Register for Accommodations (Meals and Lodging)

Contact & Questions

Contact Patti Elledge here if you have any questions about the content of the event: patelledge@hotmail.com or at (828) 273-0323. Follow this link to Register for tuition first.

Contact Patty@WellBeingCC.org or at 423-626-9000 if you have questions about facilities or accommodations.


After you have "Previewed" your Registration form, scroll again to bottom of page to "Submit" your registration. You will then be redirected to PayPal to make payment for your Accommodations.