AEDP is a transformative and healing- based therapy grounded in Attachment Theory, Affective Neuroscience, and Transformational Studies.
As such this work is a strongly relational model and is informed by what we know about the brain and how real change and transformation can occur. AEDP was developed by Dr. Diana Fosha, author of The Transforming Power of Affect.
AEDP is based on the premise that deep within our brains we are fundamentally hard wired for growth and healing. Dr. Fosha has named this force Transformance. It is a key factor that makes this work so different than many other therapies. Transformance emerges from within us and is the part that strives for growth and healing, authenticity, and genuine contact. To be seen and known by another. As an AEDP therapist I am actively nurturing and working with this force. When accessed, it gently breaks through old defenses allowing the emergence and experience of a vibrant and authentic self.
Rooted in Attachment Theory, another key feature of AEDP is the establishment of the therapeutic relationship as a secure and safe base. In AEDP we are working to establish this safety from the very first moments of therapy. Using our relationship as a touchstone, we are able to safely access and process difficult emotional and relational experiences that may have been inaccessible in the past, allowing healing and change to take place in the present.
For more information contact Elizabeth Greason. (415) 454-2636