An Author Spotlight
Recorded May 2021
In Becoming Safely Embodied, Deirdre Fay distills her 35 years of psychotherapy and spiritual practice into a simple, step-by-step roadmap to build a solid, steady, secure self with an UnShakeable Heart.
Throughout her years as a therapist and coach, Fay noticed that clients would make progress while in a therapy session and then revert to old patterns between sessions.
What people need is a set of skills and practices that will support healing and wholeness during the hours, days, and weeks in between sessions.
Whether you are healing from abandonment issues or from pain or from grief—or whether you are helping someone else to heal—Becoming Safely Embodied is your map and guidebook to finally becoming at home with your internal world...cultivating a body that’s a safe place for rest, reflection, and well-being.
Deirdre Fay, MSW has decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga and meditation, and teaches “a radically positive approach to healing trauma”. Deirdre founded the Becoming Safely Embodied skills groups and is the author of Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery and co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults, as well as the co-author of chapters in Neurobiological Treatments of Traumatic Dissociation. A former supervisor at The Trauma Center, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute trainer from 2000–2008, certified in Internal Family Therapy, qualified trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion, former board member of the New England Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and trained in Self-Awakening Yoga and LifeForce Yoga, Deirdre is a respected international teacher and mentor for working safely with the body. She currently resides in the South of France.
Deirdre works with people who have crummy histories to develop an inner platform for success to get their needs met for life. With her experience as a psychotherapist and educator, Deirdre brings together modern neurobiology and ancient wisdom into a practice of what she calls “becoming safely embodied.” Deirdre's message resonates deeply with those who may look successful on the surface, but internally they may be plagued with shame, anxiety, distress, depression, and they’re wondering why they’re stuck in these repeating patterns. Experts in the field have described her practical methods as a “radically positive approach to healing trauma” and a way for people to “get better faster.”