Self Development
and Attachment

Learn the fundamentals of attachment disturbances with a path forward to heal and master self development.

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Introduction to Attachment & Self Development


1. How to build healthy relationships

Access tools to identify your own attachment style and develop a positive and stable internal working model for attachment, through exercises and guided visualizations.


2. Feel better about yourself through self development

Explore yourself: when do you feel you the most; when do you feel good about yourself? Make use of tools to repair the line of self-development and develop the best and strongest sense of self and self-esteem.


3. Become resilient to stress and adversity

Everyone goes through stressful and challenging times. But we can learn to deal with those actively and effectively, so as to minimize the damage. Uncover your own inner coping resources and utilize new strategies for dealing with daily stressors.

Learning Outcomes

Skills Gained:
Self Improvement Self Esteem Self Definition Self Agency Active Coping Secure Attachment Relationship Skills

You’ll learn to:

  • Pinpoint the consequences of having a strong sense of self on your organization of mind and in your daily life.
  • Identify the best qualities of yourself and understand the impact you have in the world around you.
  • Develop a healthy and stable self-esteem – how to feel good about yourself.
  • Differentiate between the four attachment styles and identify your own attachment style.
  • Describe the functions of secure attachment for self-development.
  • Utilize industry-leading transformational exercises for healing attachment issues.
  • Develop a stronger sense of self with a deeper understanding of how to build healthy relationship.

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Course Curriculum Overview

31 mins. Module 1: Self Development


Includes 31 Minutes of Content

  • 1 Lecture (15 Minutes)
  • 1 Guided Visualization  (16 Minutes)


Module Topics Covered:

  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Self Development
18 mins. Module 2: Coping


Includes 18 Minutes of Content

  • 1 Lecture (13 Minutes)
  • 1 Guided Visualization  (15 Minutes)


Module Topics Covered:

  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Coping
12 mins. Module 3: Introduction to Attachment Disturbances


Lecture: 12 Minutes

Attachment disturbances affect about 32% of people in modern western culture and up to 90% of individuals in areas of conflict over generations. We now have a 40-year longitudinal study on attachment styles. Learn how the four attachment styles manifest.

13 mins. Module 4: Attachment in Real Life


Lecture: 13 Minutes

Three-quarters of attachment patterns don’t change over time unless the people are in good psychotherapies where they can actually change the attachment patterns. Learn how attachment plays a role in the work place and across cultures.

14 mins. Module 5: The Five Conditions of Attachment


Lecture: 14 Minutes

Learn the research on attachment that identified the five main conditions of secure attachment.  Not everybody gets all these five functions.  The ideal situation is that you get all five qualities of attachment from parent figures. Learn them so you can cultivate them in the transformational exercises.

33 mins. Module 6: The Three Pillars to Healing


Lecture: 33 Minutes

Learn the treatment protocol that was developed over 20 years ago and is effective for the treatment of the three styles of insecure attachment. There are three pillars to our treatment approach.

  1. The Ideal Parent Figure
  2. Fostering metacognitive behavior
  3. Fostering collaborative behavior
12 mins. Module 7: Assessing your Attachment Style
Lecture: 12 Minutes
There are two fundamentally different approaches to assessing whether a person has an attachment problem.  There is a self-report method and then there is a structured interview method.  Learn the best way to identify your attachment style and take the test.
26 mins. Module 8: Experiential Exercises

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Course Faculty

Daniel P. Brown, PhD

Through his work at Harvard Medical School and global retreats, Dr. Brown has taught over 10,000 students with a focus on psychology and meditation.

Harvard Medical School: Dr. Brown is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and has served on the faculty for over 38 years.

1999 Guttmacher Award: from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry & Law for outstanding contribution to psychiatry.

Award-Winning Author: An author of 22 books including Attachment Disturbances in Adults, recipient of the 2018 ISST-D Pierre Janet Writing Award.

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Intro to Attachment & Self Development

Faculty: Daniel P. Brown, PhD

Learning Outcomes:

  • Cultivate self-agency and develop a healthy self-esteem

  • Differentiate between the 4 attachment styles

  • Utilize powerful visualizations for healing attachment issues

  • Develop a stronger sense of self with a deeper understanding of how to build healthy relationship

Course includes:

  • Nearly 3 Hours of Lecture

  • 6 Guided Visualizations

  • 1 Workbook

$57 ($97)

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Faculty: Daniel Brown, PhD, Caroline Baltzer, PhD & Paula Sacks

Courses Included:

  1. Relationship & Dating Attachment Class (Valued $97)

  2. Transforming Negative Emotions (Valued $97)

  3. Intro to Attachment & Self Development (Valued $97)

Course Includes:

  • Over 14 Hours of Lecture

  • 28 Guided Visualizations

  • 2 Workbooks (Over 100 Pages)

$147 ($291)

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Our treatment method has been featured in

Expert psychologists are talking about our treatment

Diana Fosha, PhD

Author of “The Transforming Power of Affect” and Director of the AEDP Institute

Richly comprehensive, precise, and wise, it is honed by real clinical experience, with step-by-step treatment protocols tailored to each attachment classification. This book should be required reading for all graduate students in clinical programs, be they clinical psychology, psychiatry, counseling, or social work.

Dante Cicchetti, PhD

McKnight Presidential Chair, William Harris Professor of Child Development & Psychiatry

Rarely does a scholarly work contribute to the understanding of the processes underlying attachment and its dysfunction while simultaneously providing a clearly delineated prescription for treatment. Practitioners will profit from the detailed clinical vignettes and researchers will gain many ideas warranting empirical investigation.

Kathy Steele, MN, CS

Clinical Director, Metropolitan Counseling Services. Author of “Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation”

Mental health professionals across disciplines will delight in the rich depth and breadth of this essential book, which seamlessly interweaves research, theory and treatment. Brown, Elliott and colleagues have written a tour de force that is surely destined to become an instant classic.

Onno van der Hart, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization, Utrecht University

…An unequalled account of how far the attachment field has evolved since Bowlby’s groundbreaking studies of attachment bonds. It presents an outstanding, encyclopedic, and integrative overview of theoretical understanding, assessment, and treatment. All this leads to a highly inspirational and effective treatment model, consisting of three “pillars”.

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Your questions answered

Who was this course created for?

This training is aimed at the general public as an introduction to attachment disturbances and self development.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The training is over 2 hours and 40 minutes of comprehensive lectures,  a practical test to assess your attachment style and exercises to help with training secure attachment. We recommend that you continue to practice the exercises regularly after completing the course.

Are the course sessions live or pre-recorded?

The course videos are pre-recorded and there is a full inventory for your reference.

How do I access the course after purchasing it?

You will receive an email with all relevant login information to sign into our online learning portal.

Does this course replace therapy?

This course is not a replacement for therapy. We highly recommend you work with a licensed therapist if you think you have an attachment disturbance.

Can I download the course to a computer or mobile device?

Once you have signed up for the course, you can download the complete transcript and workbook of the course on the “Welcome” page of the course.

To whom can I send feedback or suggestions?

We are always happy to receive suggestions to further improve the user experience. Please reach out to us. Be aware that we cannot respond to every message individually, although we do read all of your emails.

What is your refund policy?

We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with all courses from The Attachment Project for up to 7 days. If one of our products fails to meet your expectation for any reason, simply contact us.

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