Attachment

VIDEO: Dr. Allan Schore on Attachment Trauma and Effects of Neglect and Abuse on Brain Development

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s interview with Dr. Allan Schore. Dr. Allan Schore describes attachment trauma, and the effects of neglect and abuse on brain development.  Dr. Allan Schore: We’re also looking at the more understanding that we have now about normal development and normal attachments, secure attachments, we’re also looking at the other side of… Read more »

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Change Your Attachment Style to Have a Better Life

What if we could identify the filter that shapes our perception of the world and change it so as to have a better life?  We are born into the social context of our families and quickly need to /develop strategies to get our needs met by our caretakers. Depending on our early emotional environment, we… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on the Impact of Infant Attachment on Society

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Levine. Dr. Peter Levine underscores the impact of infant attachment on our society, including the increase in childhood bullying, suicide and homicide. Dr. Peter A. Levine: Actually, my co-author for both Trauma-Proofing your Kids and Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes, Maggie Klein, set up a program… Read more »

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How Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationship

Our style of attachment affects everything from our partner selection to how well our relationships progress and to, sadly, how they end. That is why recognizing our attachment pattern can help us understand our strengths and vulnerabilities in a relationship. An attachment pattern is established in early childhood attachments and continues to function as a… Read more »

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Disorganized Attachment: How Disorganized Attachments Form & How They Can Be Healed

What is disorganized attachment? When a child has an ideal attachment, the parent or primary caretaker provides the child with a secure base from which the child can venture out and explore independently but always return to a safe place. When a parent or caregiver is abusive, the child may experience the physical and emotional… Read more »

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VIDEO: Attuned Attachment and Healthy Attachment

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the difference between attuned or healthy attachment and the negative types of attachment Buddhism often refers to. You know, you’re absolutely right.  So often a lot of the words that are used have a meaning in Sanskrit or in the Tibetan… Read more »

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Dr. Christine Courtois on Complex Trauma and Cognitive Distortion: VIDEO

Dr. Christine Courtois talks about complex trauma and the defense of minimization. The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Christine Courtois. CC       I mean, I think that’s one of the fascinating things about this whole idea of complex trauma as well is — in one of the… Read more »

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Helping Parents Distinguish Love from Emotional Hunger

The image on TIME magazine’s May cover, in which a standing woman breastfeeds her 4-year-old son as he stands on a stool beside her staring directly into the camera, has caused quite a stir. Comments have ranged from rolled eyes to accusations of abuse. The subject of the TIME article is Attachment Parenting, a style… Read more »

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Dr. Dan Siegel on Disorganized Attachment in the Making

Dr. Dan Siegel on Disorganized Attachment in the Making. Watch more from Dr. Siegel here.

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Breaking the Fantasy Bond with Our Mothers

The other day, I was reminded of reading Nancy Friday’s book, My Mother/My Self many years ago; so I took Friday’s book down from a shelf in my office and opened it, quite by chance, to page 388, where I found this heavily underlined quote: “As we get older and the tie to mother is… Read more »

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