Balancing Attachment in Relationships

Transform the Way You Attach to the World

A two-day live online training taught by Bodynamic’s senior teacher Ditte Marcher,
aimed at helping you understand the different ways people attach to this world and how these different types of attachment affect people’s experiences in relationships and in life in general.


12 & 13 March 2022

12 March 2022
9am – 16pm (PDT – USA PACIFIC)
12pm – 19pm (EDT – USA EASTERN)
4pm – 11pm (WET – UK/PORTUGAL)

13  March 2022
9am – 16pm (PDT – USA PACIFIC)
12pm – 19pm (EDT – USA EASTERN)
4pm – 11pm (WET – UK/PORTUGAL)

11 Hours (total; excl. breaks)
12 March 2022 – 7 hours (incl. 1.5h break)
13 March 2022 – 7 hours (incl. 1.5h break)

Live Online Training

Ditte Marcher

Training Fee

Limited Participants

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Meet Your Instructor

Ditte Marcher

Senior teacher at Bodynamic International

For more than 25 years, senior teacher Ditte Marcher has been spreading Bodynamic’s unique and valuable trainings all over the world. 

  • A therapist, teacher, and supervisor, Ditte is also a creator of Bodynamic’s Shock Approach and a co-author of the book “Resources in coping with shock.”
  • Ditte has volunteered in different projects in Africa, South America, ex-Yugoslavia, and Denmark and consulted police and fire departments, AMU centers, and other institutions.
  • Over the years, she has conducted multiple presentations and workshops and participated in conferences worldwide.

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The Most Common Type of Relationship

… might also be the most difficult one.

In her more than 35 years of experience in the field, senior teacher Ditte Marcher has often observed a high prevalence of couples where both partners have different types of unbalanced attachment – one partner is the mental type, and the other one is the emotional type.

The extreme attraction that arises between these two types of people often results in “mental – emotional” couples – who actually make up to 80% of all partnerships, according to Ditte. These high percentages, however, do not mean that this type of relationship is a great match.

Yes, it can be a great match, indeed. But most often, both partners do not manage to work through their differences in a way that strengthens the relationship and instead they let their differences cause chaos, distance, and conflict.

The Mental vs. The Emotional

There are two types of unbalanced attachment.

On the one hand, there are people who are a little afraid to attach to the world – the mental type. They try to understand the world through facts, and that’s their way of cultivating and experiencing a sense of safety in the world.

On the other hand, some people are a bit afraid to let go of the attachment they feel to the world – the emotional type. Such individuals “glue” to others and exhibit a lot of anxiety around separation or letting go. They understand and experience the world through emotions.

The strong contrast between the manner in which these two types of people connect to and experience this world often leads to issues in their relationships with each other (“mental – emotional” relationships).

Learning to Thrive in Relationships

Merely learning how to understand each other can cause romantic partners to cultivate empathy and improve their behaviors and attitude towards one another, thus improving the overall quality of their relationship. Awareness alone can do wonders in “mental – emotional” couples.

There is, however, more to creating balanced attachment than simply gaining a deeper understanding of your relationships. In order to thrive in social settings and create the romantic relationship that you truly deserve, you need to cultivate a sense of attachment security first.

Think about it this way: if you have an emotional attachment, you might be attracted to someone who is the “mental type” because they possess qualities you lack.

Consciously or not, you might expect that being with that other person will satisfy the emotional needs you can’t meet otherwise.

To thrive in relationships, however, you might need to learn to get your emotional needs met in a healthier, more balanced ways – different from relying on others to meet your needs.

Why Join This Training?

Life is too short to waste time with unresolved conflicts and chaos within relationships.

This two-day training is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and practical tools that will help you cultivate a more balanced attachment and improve your relationships – particularly those with people who have the opposite type of unbalanced attachment (e.g. if you are emotional, then the mental type is the opposite – and vice versa).

Join this online training and start thriving in all of your relationships, especially romantic ones!

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Who Is This Event for?

This event is created for everyone who wishes to understand and improve the way they connect to others.

The live online training has no prerequisites for joining!
You don’t need to be familiar with Bodynamic’s framework to benefit from the training. You also don’t need any previous knowledge of Psychology, Social Science, or Attachment Theory.

The event will benefit participants on a personal, as well as professional level – for mental health practitioners.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discover the two unbalanced types of attachment – according to the philosophy of Bodynamic
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how human attachment develops and how it affects our adult relationships – from Bodynamic’s perspective
  • Find out whether you are the emotional or mental type
  • Learn how your way of attachment is influencing the dynamics of your relationships with people who have the opposite unbalanced attachment
  • Gain access to bodily exercises that will help you cultivate a sense of attachment security
  • Learn how to create balance in all of your relationships by simply understanding the needs of the people you interact with

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Raja Selvam

PhD, Senior Trainer of Somatic Experiencing, Developer of Integral Somatic Psychology™

“Bodynamic Somatic Developmental Psychology is probably the most body-oriented and comprehensive developmental psychology and character structure model there is. Therefore, I highly recommend the Bodynamic foundation level training as a must to all those who are serious about being a body-oriented therapist.”


Edward Tronick

Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts; Chief Faculty, Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program, University of Massachusetts; and Director, Child Development Unit, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

“I believe that most schools of psychology and therapy have failed to understand fundamental ways humans use to make meaning about themselves in the world. Marcher, Fich, and their Bodynamic colleagues make a stunning step forward in overcoming this error by providing a fundamental developmental framework that helps us to understand the pathways humans move through and how to work effectively with our patients, young and old.”

David Boadella

B.A., M.Ed, D.Sc.hon.

David Boadella, the noted Reichian scholar, has referred to Lisbeth Marcher as “the Scandinavian legacy of Wilhelm Reich”.

Create the Relationships You Deserve

Balancing Attachment in Relationships


  • 2-day online training

  • Featuring Ditte Marcher


  • Theory + Experiential Exercises

  • LIVE sessions duration: 11 hours (total; excl. breaks)

  • Q&A


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