My guest for Life on Purpose Episode #92 is Briana MacWilliam, a love and relationship coach with a passion for serving insecurely attached adults who want to experience soul-deep intimacy in their romantic relationships.

I discovered Briana’s work a few months ago and it immediately resonated with me and gave me insights into my own relationships that I had LONG been looking for. If you’ve ever wondered, “Why is this happening AGAIN???” Or maybe you’ve been classified as “sensitive” or empathic or anxious. Or instead people have called you “cold” or “aloof” or detached. And you’ve been searching for your own answers. If so, this episode is for you!

Briana joined me for a fantastic and informative deep-dive conversation in which we discussed:

  • Attachment theory and the four attachment styles;
  • The Anxious-Avoidant Trap;
  • Radical self compassion vs. radical self-improvement;
  • “You can only love someone to the degree that you know yourself”;
  • Her own life story that led to this work;
  • The concept of Self-Sovereignty;
  • Healing as a paradigm shift around acceptance above self-improvement;
  • The MacWilliam Method, her own unique blend of Cognitive Reframing, Body Activation, and Arts-Based Experientials.;
  • How we can experience our own vital energy;
  • Her thriving Facebook Group– a psychoeducational group for individuals ready to regain their ability to navigate life in a new way – by what FEELS TRUE;
  • Her definition of spirituality and how it’s related to purpose; and
  • So much more!

“Using a psycho-spiritual approach to attachment styles (which are four unique blueprints for how you give and receive love), I help insecure lovers go from self-doubting to self-sovereign, and calling in those soul-shaking, passionate partnerships they want. I do that without having to talk in circles around their feelings for hours or even years on end, with no tangible result, using my unique service, The MacWilliam Method.” says Briana.

About Briana MacWilliam’s Work:

Are you looking for a soul-shaking, passionate partnership, but find yourself trapped in roller-coaster relationships with unhealthy partners that you hate to love?

Perhaps you have acquired a lot of skills, tips, techniques or “red flags,” to help you make better decisions in love, but no matter what you do, no amount of insight seems to help you break free from unhealthy patterns, or stop feeling attracted to the “wrong” kind of partner. If this sounds familiar, you are in the right place.

Hi, my name is Briana MacWilliam, and I am a licensed and board certified creative arts therapist, with more than 14 years in the field, working with individuals, just like you.

About Briana MacWilliam:

Briana MacWilliam has over 14 years of clinical experience as a creative arts therapist, and is the Founder and Director of Briana MacWilliam Inc., which offers continuing education to mental health practitioners, through

She has held two directorial positions in community-based and day-treatment settings, and was a research outcomes coordinator for four years, at the Amen Clinics, Inc.—a brain research and diagnostic facility. She edited and co-authored two books on the subjects of attachment and complicated grief, and working with LGBTQ populations. She is also the Director for Continuing Education for Pratt Institute’s Creative Arts Therapies Department.

More About Briana MacWilliam:

Hi, my name is Briana, and I love romance novels and campy science fiction shows (anyone else a die-hard Supernatural fan?). I also like being my own boss. Doing what I want to do, when I want to do it. And treating work like play. Through my education, professional experience, and personal life experiences, I have come to passionately serve insecurely attached adults, who want to experience soul-deep intimacy, in their romantic relationships.

For additional information on Briana and her work, visit her website here,  her YouTube Channel here, or her Facebook Group “Attachment in Adult Relationships” here.