Leading-Edge Discoveries and Teachings on Neuroscience,
Trauma, Mindfulness, and Attachment Therapy

Here is everything you will receive in the Psychotherapy 2.0 Training Package

Own the Complete
Psychotherapy 2.0 Training
Package for $100 Off

  1. Training Digital Recordings: Over 16 Hours of Psychotherapy 2.0 trainings, interviews, and Q&A sessions to listen to online and/or download
  2. Transcripts of all the Talks
  3. Downloadable Presentations and Worksheets


Bonus #1:

Rick Hanson’s The Compassionate Brain, Activating the Neuroscience of Kindness, Caring and Love (6 hours, $197 value)

Bonus #2:

14 Presenter Gifts including special lectures, articles, interviews, and assessments

Save $100 for the Event Summit Package

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Note: 21 CE credits available after purchase! ($84 for US customers only)

Welcome to the Psychotherapy 2.0 Online Training Summit

Your Host

Diane Poole Heller

We created this summit to bring together the leaders in the field to share with YOU what is changing in our field and to present ideas that matter in your professional practice and life.

This is a training summit, so we’ll go beyond just ordinary interviews. Each speaker will present a body of knowledge from their work. You will get access to ideas, processes, tools, and best practices that you can use directly in your practice.

Dr. Diane Poole Heller


David Wallin, PhD

Stephen W. Porges, PhD

Sue Johnson, PhD

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

Peter Levine, PhD

Michele Weiner-Davis

Esther Perel

Rick Hanson, PhD

Ellyn Bader, PhD

Dan Siegel, MD

Bill O’Hanlon

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD

Joan Borysenko, PhD


The psychotherapy field is experiencing a renaissance that will have lasting effects on consciousness and humanity.

Diane Poole Heller

A Look Inside the Psychotherapy 2.0 Training Sessions

Training Session 1

Rick Hanson, PhD Positive Neuroplasticity: Using the New Brain Science for Maximum Therapeutic Outcomes

Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist, senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and has taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR. He offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 100,000 subscribers—along with the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • How we grow happiness, compassion, and resilience by turning passing experiences of these inner strengths into lasting changes in the brain
  • Why positive experiences wash through us like water through a sieve, while negative experiences “stick" due to the brain’s negativity bias—which makes psychotherapy, coaching, and human resources training much less effective
  • Mindfulness alone is not enough: this talk will explore six practical ways to increase neural encoding of beneficial experiences, easing the client's learning curve and turning even daily life into multiple great opportunities for healing and transformation

Training Session 2

Ellyn Bader, PhD Lies, Deception, Infidelity, and Jealousy: The Deep Pits that Destroy Couples’ Connection

Ellyn Bader, PhD, has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships. She is considered by many to be the preeminent expert in couples therapy training. Ellyn and her husband, Dr. Peter Pearson, are creators of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and directors of the Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Ellyn and Pete are pioneers in the field of couples therapy, being among the first to specialize in it. They literally “wrote the book” on the subject. Their textbook, In Quest of the Mythical Mate, is used in graduate training programs across the country and is in its sixteenth printing.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • Why couples’ patterns of deception often begin innocently but end up destroying the love they once had, and how self-deception, conflict avoidance, and felony lies all undermine commitment and connection
  • Delineating the four main types of lies
  • Developing six types of confrontation to disrupt patterns of deception and facilitate differentiation

Training Session 3

Sue Johnson, PhD Mastering the Core Tasks of Effective Couple Therapy

Sue Johnson is the originator of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, an intervention of proven efficacy, and director of the International Center for Excellence in EFT. Her bestselling books for the public are Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love ( 2008) and Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships (2013).

In this training session, we will explore:

  • The key elements of effective couple therapy as illustrated by EFT (emotionally focused couple therapy)
  • The creation of a safe haven alliance: the processing and regulation of the emotion that is the music of the couples dance and the shaping of more regulated and positive interactions that lead to secure bonding
  • The two key tasks of EFT and key change events, as well as core interventions used to shape these changes
  • The basics of the science of emotion—and the part emotion plays in the five essential recurring therapist foci in EFT

Training Session 4

Stephen W. Porges, PhD A moderated discussion of Stephen Porges’ work, including a discussion of the clinical application of Polyvagal Theory

Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is a distinguished university scientist at Indiana University, where he directs a laboratory in the Kinsey Institute investigating the biobehavioral effects of trauma. He is also professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland.

He served as president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences and president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. He is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines. In 1994, he proposed the Polyvagal Theory—a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • At the end of this presentation participants will be able to describe an explicit statement of Polyvagal Theory
  • Illustrate how a Polyvagal perspective provides insights into clinical assessment and treatment
  • Describe a face-heart connection that defines a social engagement system that links our bodily feelings with facial expression, vocal intonation, and gesture
  • Explain that maladaptive behavior, including states of dissociation, may be an emergent property of an adaptive physiological state triggered by survival mechanisms

Training Session 5

Joan Borysenko, PhD Psychotherapy and Mind-Body Medicine: From Immunology to Neuroscience

Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a Harvard Medical School-trained cell biologist, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author of 15 books. President of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, Colorado, she is a pioneer in the synthesis of science, psychology, and the spiritual dimension of life.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • How adverse childhood experiences set the stage for chronic illness and substance abuse later in life through epigenetic changes, neurochemistry, immune function, and brain wiring
  • We will examine how evidence-based psychological interventions can rewire neuro-hormonal circuitry and help restore both physical and mental balance
  • Some of the interventions covered include the modification of explanatory style, stress hardiness and resilience training, narrative medicine, meditation and mindfulness techniques, imagery, and cognitive approaches

Training Session 6

Michele Weiner-Davis, LCSW It Takes One to Tango: Doing Couples Therapy with Individuals

Michele Weiner-Davis, LCSW, is an internationally renowned relationship expert, marriage therapist, and professional speaker. She is the author of seven books including the best-selling, Divorce Busting and The Sex-Starved Marriage. Michele is the director of the Divorce Busting® Center in Boulder, Colorado. Her work has been featured in most major newspapers, magazines, and on shows such as Oprah, 48 Hours, 20/20, The Today Show and many others.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • Why the situation where only one partner is willing to seek relationship therapy should not discourage therapists, since it is possible to help clients effect positive relationship change singlehandedly
  • A conceptual framework and a step-by-step strategy for conducting relationship-oriented sessions with one motivated spouse
  • How to effectively work with the spouse who is determined to improve the marriage, even when the absent spouse wants out

Training Session 7

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD Deepening Presence in a Distracted World

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, is a marriage and family therapist, author, consultant, and group facilitator. She is a student of interpersonal neurobiology who is particularly devoted to supporting the clinician's ongoing personal healing process. She is the author of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist and The Brain-Savvy Therapist's Workbook. Her 25 years of working with people healing from trauma and attachment wounds has fostered such respect for those who are willing to touch their suffering in the service of being more kind and compassionate human beings.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • The cultural influences that challenge our capacity for true presence
  • The Polyvagal theory (autonomic nervous system) and how the ventral vagal branch is essential for others to experience us as present
  • The relationship between the two hemispheres of the brain that best supports being truly present
  • Understanding how to strengthen our ventral vagal capacity and how to restore optimal relationship between the hemispheres

Training Session 8

David Wallin, PhD The Impact of Who We Are on What We Do: Attachment and Enactment in Psychotherapy

David Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Albany and Mill Valley, California who has been practicing, teaching, and writing about psychotherapy for more than three decades. His most recent book, Attachment in Psychotherapy, has been translated into 10 languages. He has lectured on attachment and psychotherapy in Australia, Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • No less than the patients we try to help, therapists can be gripped by nonconscious attachment patterns that diminish our freedom to feel, reflect, imagine, and relate
  • How to loosen the grip of such patterns by focusing on the enactments that inevitably arise where the history of therapist and patient interlock
  • Removing barriers to therapeutic effectiveness while also opening a “royal road” to the awareness and integration of previously dissociated experience, not only in the patient but in the therapist as well

Training Session 9

Peter A. Levine, PhD Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in the Search for the Living Past

Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, as well as the founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts trainings in this work throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures, with 26 faculty members and more than 5,000 students.

He is also a senior fellow at the Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona. Levine’s international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into 25 languages. His recent interests include the prevention of trauma in children, and he has co-written two books with Maggie Kline in this area: Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. His most recent book, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, was released to rave reviews. Levine’s original contribution to the field of body psychotherapy was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).

In this training session, we will explore:

  • A theoretical framework to understand the various substratum of memory.
  • Practical tools for therapeutic work with emotions
  • The various forms of memory; from the most-conscious and verbal to those somatic/procedural ones that are non-verbal and non-conscious
  • Tools to identify which memory systems are operative and how to access these (memory) components in a systematic fashion to promote maximized integration

Training Session 10

Diane Poole Heller, PhD Co-Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Courage to Connect: Cutting-Edge Corrective Experiences that Restore Secure Attachment Capacities

Diane Poole Heller, PhD, developed DARe: Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience, which provides a safe haven for therapists internationally to understand and heal their own attachment adaptations as well as restoring Secure Attachment functioning for clients. Using co-mindfulness, she creates somatic and relational clinical applications of Corrective Experiences aimed at excavating core wounds from implicit memory—wounds that are locked in the body unconscious—toward explicit memory to facilitate recognition and integration. Diane also emphasizes interventions that deeply nourish the Secure Attachment System.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • Why attaining Secure Attachment skills today increases resiliency in mitigating PTSD, facilitates brain integration, ensures a deeper authentic presence with self and others, fosters an "all of us" (versus "us and them") global perspective, and enhances our natural state of love and compassion
  • Demos showing the DARe work in action, demonstrating that the caring presence of the therapist is essential
  • Several experiential exercises you can use immediately in your life and practice. These include: Kind Eyes Gleam Beam; Welcome to the World; Self-Other Balancing; Receiving One Percent More; and Untangling Fear and Shame from the Need to Bond in the more Complex Dynamic of Disorganized Attachment

Training Session 11

Bill O'Hanlon Inclusive Therapy: A Gentle Way to Dissolve Resistance, Reduce Ambivalence to Change, and Increase Therapy Results

Bill O’Hanlon has authored more than 30 books, given more than 3,500 talks worldwide, appeared on Oprah with his book Do One Thing Different, and studied under the late psychiatrist and hypnotherapist Milton H. Erickson (Bill worked as Dr. Erickson’s gardener while he was attending graduate school). He is the founder of Solution-Oriented Therapy and the developer of Inclusive Therapy.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • How to identify and gently challenge inner and outer conflicts that can lead to self-loathing, dissociation, shame, binds, and ambivalence
  • The three methods of inclusion and how to apply them within your preferred model of therapy and change-work. This method is especially good for treating borderline issues and hostile/violent clients, but can be used with any client to increase therapy results
  • How to invite clients into a valuing and inclusive relationship with excluded and seemingly contradictory aspects of their experiences

Training Session 12

Esther Perel The Double Flame: Reconciling Intimacy and Sexuality

Esther Perel is recognized as one of the world's most original and insightful voices on couples and sexuality across cultures. She is a celebrated speaker sought around the globe for her expertise in emotional and erotic intelligence, work-life balance, cross-cultural relations, conflict resolution, and identity of modern marriage and family. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AASECT-certified sex therapist, a member of the American Family Therapy Academy, and of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Her recent TED talk on infidelity has received over two million views within three months.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • Why loss of desire is the prime sexual complaint that leads to relational unhappiness, infidelity, and even divorce.
  • How love and desire relate, but also conflict. We will consider how the need for security and closeness can coexist with our quest for separateness and freedom
  • Eroticism as a quality of aliveness and vitality in relationships extending far beyond a repertoire of sexual techniques, frequency, and performance

Training Session 13

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD Tailoring Mindfulness: Fitting the Practice to the Person

Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is part-time assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School; serves on the board of directors and faculty at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; is author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems; is coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain and Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy; and is co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • Why mindfulness techniques need to be tailored to fit the needs of particular individuals
  • The core components of mindfulness practice and how they work to alleviate psychological distress
  • Choices clinicians might consider in adapting practices to meet the needs of diverse people and conditions

Training Session 14

Dan Siegel, MD An Interpersonal Neurobiology Approach to Trauma and Its Treatment

Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.

Dr. Siegel is an author who has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, which contains more than three-dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include Mindsight; Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology; The Developing Mind, Second Edition; The Mindful Therapist; The Mindful Brain; Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, MEd); and the New York Times bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD), Brainstorm, and his latest, No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.

In this training session, we will explore:

  • An interdisciplinary view that draws on a wide range of sciences to explore how trauma impacts the developing mind
  • By viewing the mind as arising from both neural processes in the body—the embodied brain—as well as from interactions within relationships, we can see how trauma within families in the form of neglect or abuse can shape the ways in which the brain develops and the mind arises
  • The impact of trauma on the regulatory functions of the brain—the circuits that shape affect, attention, and behavior as well as the epigenetic molecules that control gene expression—will be reviewed
  • Ways in which therapeutic interventions can harness the power of neuroplasticity, or how the brain changes in response to experience, will be discussed. At the heart of healing is integration that enables differentiated regions to be linked to one another.

When You Buy Psychotherapy 2.0
You’ll Also Receive the Following Bonuses

Bonus #1

Rick Hanson’s
The Compassionate Brain

Activating the Neural Circuits of Kindness, Caring, and Love—Practical Neuroscience for Transformation

The Compassionate Brain Topics and Guests:

Session 1: How the Mind Changes the Brain

With Dr. Richie Davidson, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin and co-editor of The Asymmetrical Brain

Session 2: Mindfulness of Oneself and Others

With Dr. Daniel Siegel, executive director of the Mindsight Institute and author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Session 3: Cultivating a Forgiving Heart

With Dr. Tara Brach, founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

Session 4: The Evolution of Compassion: From Gene to Meme

With Dr. Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

Session 5: Balancing Compassion and Assertiveness

With Dr. Kelly McGonigal, senior teacher and consultant for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

Session 6: The Power of Self-Compassion

With Dr. Kristin Neff, professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin and author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind

Session 7: Compassion in the Wider World

With Dr. Jean Houston, cofounder of The Foundation for Mind Research and author of The Possible Human: A Course in Enhancing Your Physical, Mental, and Creative Abilities

Session 8: At Home in the Heart—Practical Takeaways from This Series

With Dr. Rick Hanson

Bonus #2

Additional Presenter Gifts

Each of the presenters in Psychotherapy 2.0 will be giving you additional worksheets, reports, assessments, and training tools. Here is a partial list of all the bonuses you will be able to download:

  1. “There Is No Such Thing as a Weed” Meditation by Bill O'Hanlon
  2. “Embodied Contemplation” Practice by Bonnie Badenoch
  3. “Trauma Resolution” Lecture by Dan Siegel
  4. “Experience in Close Relationships (ECR)” Survey by David Wallin
  5. “Affairs and Infidelity” Training by Ellyn Bader
  6. “Three Secrets to Resilience” Article by Joan Borysenko
  7. “Relationships Made Easy” Audio by Michele Weiner-Davis
  8. “The Fiction of the Self” Report by Ron Siegel
  9. “Play as Neural Exercise” Article by Stephen Porges
  10. “The Laws of Love” Video by Sue Johnson
  11. “Labyrinth of Love” Report by Diane Poole Heller
  12. “The Foundations of Well-Being” Interview with Tara Brach by Rick Hanson
  13. “Love, Sex, and Power” Class and Exercise by Esther Perel
  14. Excerpt from Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past by Peter A. Levine, published by North Atlantic Books, copyright © 2015 by Peter A. Levine. Reprinted by permission of publisher. Further posting or printing of material forbidden except by express permission of publisher.

Here is everything you will receive in the Psychotherapy 2.0 Training Package

Own the Complete
Psychotherapy 2.0 Training
Package for $100 Off

  1. Training Digital Recordings: Over 16 Hours of Psychotherapy 2.0 trainings, interviews, and Q&A sessions to listen to online and/or download
  2. Transcripts of All the Talks
  3. Downloadable Presentations and Worksheets


Bonus #1:

Rick Hanson’s The Compassionate Brain, Activating the Neural Circuits of Kindness, Caring, and Love (6 hours, $197 value)

Bonus #2:

14 Special Presenter Gifts including special lectures, articles, interviews, and assessments

Save $100 for the Event Summit Package

$497 Only $397

Note: 21 CE credits available after purchase! ($84 for US customers only)

Psychotherapy 2.0 Training Package

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Note: CEs available for small additional fee after purchase for US customers only

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