John Bowlby



International Attachment Network 2019 Seminars and Discussions

Join us for fascinating discussions and debate on various topics in 2019.

Events are held on Saturday mornings generally from 10am to 1pm or from 10am to 5pm

CPD Certificates are issued within 5 working days and provided by email. 


Costs :

HALF DAY WORKSHOPS :IAN members and AGIP/ AppT £25; Non-members £40

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS: IAN members and AGIP/AppT £50; Non-members £80

Complementary tea, coffee, water is available during seminars. 


Contact Monika on 07940 060 700 for more information, bookings and payments

You can email us on:

Triple Stance Framework- Empowering

survivors of Trauma without compromising safety      


Saturday, 13th April 2019 

Workshop: 10:00 - 16:00

Speaker: Christian Herreman

This conference will introduce the attendees to the Triple Stance Framework, which combines attachment, cooperation and mentalisation in a new approach to working with survivors of any type of abuse, from a psychologically informed environment. This approach contributes to reduce the potential impact of secondary traumatisation for those supporting survivors of trauma.

The participants will get to know the rationale behind this framework, which has been successfully used by front line workers in Mexico City supporting families with children who are living on the street. We aim to attract a diverse set of participants from different disciplines, such as Psychotherapists, Counsellors, ISVAS, IDVAS, Social Workers, Advisers and front line workers, which will make this event a not to be missed multidisciplinary gathering

Christian Herreman is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst and author. His most recent publication is as co-editor of Attachment Across Clinical and Cultural Perspectives: A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach. He is a member of the Psychoanalytical Society Mexico, the International Psychoanalytical Association, where he is part of the Research Advisory Board. He is one of the founder members of the Iberoamerican Attachment Network (RIA) and the International Attachment Network-México (IAN-MX). For the last 15 years, Christian has blended attachment theory with community interventions in order to work with street children and their families. The product of this work was the publishing of “The Triple Stand Framework: Tools for restabilising autonomy without compromising safety in communities, families and persons”.  

Please note there wil be 45min lunch break and 2 short 15min coffee breaks. 

IAN and AGIP/AppT £50 ; Non-members  £80

Contact Monika by email on: or by phone n 07940 060 700 for bookings and information.

Venue: I Fairbridge Road, London N19 3 EW

CPD Certificates are provided. 

Registration will be necessary as places are limited.




The power of group attachment 


Saturday, 27 April 2019

Time: 9:15 - 17:15

Speaker: Arturo Ezquerro

Chaired by: Anne Holmes and Anne Reilly

Attachment is a primary instinctual force for meaningful human connectedness, as essential for our physical and emotional survival as food and sex. John Bowlby (‘father’ of the theory) conceived the human mind as a social phenomenon. He proposed that healthy attachment evolves from the cradle to the grave, from the family group to increasingly larger and more sophisticated group configurations.

The application of attachment principles to group analysis, to wider psychotherapy practice and to organisations can enhance the quality of care and support to all – fostering environments where learning, emotional growth and wellbeing are cultivated.

This conference will be open to anyone who is interested in groups, relationships, organisational life and personal development. Space for further thinking and reflection will be provided in small and large discussion groups.

International Attachment Conference

18th - 20th JULY 2019  

Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, CANADA


For full conference details, please visit the conference website (




Attachment-based Play:

from Mess to Monsters


Workshop: 10:00 - 17:00 

Saturday, 29th June 2019 

Speaker: Dr Sue Jennings

Power Point Presentation and Practical Workshop

This day will explore how attachment develops from conception and is strengthened by pregnancy and childbirth.  Parents-to-be have imagined, playful conversations with their unborn child which continue after birth.  Interactive attachment-play involving sensory, messy and rhythmic exploration strengthens positive attachment, empathy and resilience.  This process is defined as Neuro-Dramatic-Play (Jennings 2011) which forms a basis for healthy attachments.

In this workshop we will show how sensory and messy play and human heart beats are essential for developmental attachment-based play and leads to form and order from seeming chaos!  The archetypal  monster is then created and embodied, this empowering the increasingly independent infant. 

NDP is applicable at all ages and stages and examples will be given or work with adults and elderly people.  NDP also addresses loss of Attachments and life transitions beyond teenager hood.

The workshop encourages 'take-away skills' for therapists of all backgrounds as well as teachers and parents.

Trauma and Attachment


Saturday, 12th October 

Workshop: 10:00 - 13:00

Speaker: Felicity de Zulueta


Watch this space for the upcoming seminar programmee.

Body and attachment 


Saturday, 30th November 

Workshop: 10:00 - 13:00

Speaker: Nicola Diamond


In this seminar I am going to look at the relation between the body and attachment , look at developments in the attachment field and it's implications for therapy. I will give my take on the upsurge of neuroscience in attachment thinking and will in this context refer to my take which i started to address in my book Between Skins 2013.

Dr Nicola Diamond is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies, University of East London, and teaches at the Tavistock Clinic. She is also a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist  (BPC reg).

IAN UK Cancellation Policy for Seminars / Workshops 

A seminar / workshop will be confirmed to proceed not later than 10 days prior to its scheduled startingdate.

IAN will send a reminder email to all attendees.

Workshop registration is only confirmed when full payment has been received from a participant.

If the number of attendees is less than a minimum required by 10 days in advance of the scheduledstarting date, the workshop may be cancelled.In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled by IAN, all confirmed participants will be notifiedimmediately and receive a full refund.

If a participant chooses to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot or does not attend  workshop,the following refunds will apply:

*The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop (inwhich they are registered) at any time at no charge;

*If a cancellation notice is received one week or less from the scheduled starting date, no refundwill be offered

*If a cancellation notice is received 6 or more days from the scheduled starting date, a 50% refundwill be offered

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