When children are born they ideally begin to form a secure, trusting attachment to their parent(s) and/or caregiver. Neuroscience and neurobiology research has been increasingly demonstrating the importance of our connection and relationships to others. While our reliance on others is particularly heightened in infancy and childhood, we continue to seek relationships to feel connected throughout our lifespan.
Attachment theories have become important tools for therapists because we have learned that often we take the attachment style from our childhood and recreate that attachment experience in our romantic adult relationships. Here is a breakdown of the different attachment styles and how they manifest themselves in parenting and also in adults who experience the varying attachment styles:
Attachment focused therapy can help you to learn to change your thoughts, behaviors and reactions to help you learn to establish healthy and secure relationships with your child, friends, family and significant other.
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