Retreats & Workshops

Conflict & Repair


Join Deirdre and Jack for 'Conflict & Repair', a two-hour Experiential Retreat that focuses on:

  • Conflict & Repair Self-Assessment: Recognizing our own patterns in dealing with conflict
  • The Benefits of Conflict
  • Threat System Activation & Boundaries
  • When, Why & How to Repair
  • True Repair: How to NOT get Hooked when the other person is Triggered
  • AND an opportunity to practice these skills in a safe community

Integrative Approach to Healing Trauma


This downloadable audio talks about the three dynamic tasks at play for the therapeutic relationship to help the client.

Developmental Task of Becoming an Adult


The child’s developmental task is to get value, worth and a sense of self, from the outside, from caring others who help instill it. When that doesn’t happen sometimes we feel an internal hole. Something is missing. A different developmental task emerges for adults: that of listening to our needs, wants and longings. This workshop blends text, audio and video to explain what that adult task is and how to navigate it. Included is a 30-minute audio clip from my book Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery: Simple, Safe, and Effective Practices for Therapy.

Opening the Heart Online Workshop


This recording of a live webinar I gave supports people in making the transition from thinking about life to a different orientation, one where the center of gravity is the heart.

Cultivate Self-Compasson Retreat


There are 4 fundamental components that can give you a life free from triggers, reactivity, hopelessness and isolation. They help rewire circuits in your brain so you can access your own wisdom to grow, develop & flourish. Of those, there's one that allows us to cultivate solid inner ground. That one is self-compassion. And that's what this 2.5 hour recorded retreat is focused on.

What Others Are Saying

Thanks for the training!

Thanks for your books and courses that fuel my training, powering a continual stream of inspiration. I recently used some of the exercises from them with a couple clients. They were great! I'm now having clients come back more steady. Ready to engage more fully in their own therapy. 

Janet Thorpe

Wow. Just...WOW.

I'm revisiting practices from a recent retreat I did with you and wow. The power of it didn't fully hit me until now. Doing the exercise agin dropped the disturbance immediately and dramatically. I'm busy sharing it with all my clients! Thank you. I cherish that you have given me tools to assit me on the journey of healing. 

Marla Anatoli

  ""Deirdre Fay is the real deal. Her compassion and steadiness radiate and heal simply by being. In addition, the practices she's created are inspired, deep, simple to learn, and highly effective. It's no small feat in our world to heal, and earn secure attachment and safe embodiment. Deirdre has both fiercely and gently carved out that path, and guides us all down it -- truly embodying the bodhisattva. Deep gratitude to you, Deirdre, and excitement for more learning in the years ahead!" -Mary Hartley Platt Zen teacher 

Expressing my gratitude

Wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for these courses. You've introduced us to some great tools that really work for me. It seems you have scanned the worlds of psychology, spirituality, neurology, etc. and have mined that which is most helpful for healing to create this wonderful toolbag. I am very grateful that you have chosen to share it with all of us. Especially because you are such a living embodiment of the work! I could hear and feel your presence and kind attention on the calls, coming from your heartfelt center. It's what I've been aspiring to for so long. So you are inspiring!

Arlene Santos

What I do with your audios...

Quick note of thanks! I have your audios in my itunes, so I just let them continue playing, one after the other, listening as I work, as I drive around. It's a really good way to stay centered in what I want to do, who I want to be. I pause what I'm doing and do the small practices -- and then get back to what I was doing, more grounded, clear, and able to focus. I should also add that my husband is really grateful to you as well! He's seeing the impact this work as on me and how I be with him. Best help I've had yet! Thank you!!!

Kim and Adam

Hi there, I'm Deirdre 

If you ask me what I love doing, I’ll tell you it’s transforming the theory of healing trauma and attachment wounds into engaging, practical, step-by-step tools for you to enjoy being in your body and in your life. I love creating from the heart. Plus, I'm always integrating what I learn from you to develop new content. Seeing you grow, develop and flourish allows me to experience the world becoming a better place. One step at a time, we'll all get there!