Deirdre Fay on Becoming Safely Embodied


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I could start with listing Deirdre Fay’s accomplishments (which, believe me, are MANY)— but that would miss the most impactful element of my interaction with her.

Deirdre is that magical and rare combination of kind, warm, smart, and powerful as hell. She’s the one with decades of experience working alongside some of the top leaders in mental health and yoga (uh, she is one of them), but when I was talking with her, she made ME feel important.

Damn, y’all.

Since having this converastion a couple weeks ago, her phrase “unshakeable core” has come up in many of my client sessions, and I know it (among others) will be a concept I return to again and again with my clients and with myself.

About Deirdre Fay

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, the basis for the book Becoming Safely Embodied, a manual of the same name, 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.

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