Deirdre Fay

Deirdre Fay

Deirdre Fay, LICSW, has decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga and meditation.  Having meditated since the ‘70s and lived in a yoga ashram for six years in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Deirdre brings a unique perspective to being in the body.  In the ‘90s, Deirdre was asked to teach yoga and meditation to those in the dissociative unit at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts.  Having amassed skill sets in trauma treatment (as a supervisor under the guidance of Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center), attachment theory (13 years of training with Daniel Brown) and body therapy (as a trainer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), Deirdre now teaches an integrative approach that Chris Germer calls “a radically positive approach to healing trauma”.  Deirdre founded the Becoming Safely Embodied skills groups and is the author of Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery and The Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual, and is co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults.