Dr. Terry M. Levy and Mr. Michael Orlans are scheduled to appear in several spots around ...
Our treatment program (Corrective Attachment Therapy) and parenting program (Corrective Attachment Parenting) are grounded in ...
Nurturing and dependable relationships are the building blocks of healthy childhood development. Secure attachments are ...
We have revised Attachment, Trauma and Healing, originally published in 1998 by the Child Welfare ...
Conventional bio-medicine follows a reductionist model that theorizes that if there is a problem in the body the source of the problem can be ascribed to a malfunction along the body’s chemical assembly line. The belief is that pharmaceutical drugs will rectify the disorder and restore well-being. Unfortunately, most of these drugs have a voluminous […]
1. It is an unparalleled opportunity If life is a school, relationships are graduate school. We are biologically designed to seek and maintain attachments to others. The area in which we experience our most intense feelings as adults is with our love partner. We learn, grow, and heal most in our intimate relationships. They bring up all our buried […]
There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately regarding the disturbing trend of discontinuing recess in elementary schools. It appears that with the implementation of standardized testing, the quantification of academic performance has taken on a new meaning. Performance results can be linked to funding decisions. The consequence of this is more […]
For many years science believed that genes are immutable and unchanging. It was presumed that we are either saved or condemned by our genetic make-up. We now know that biology’s most sacred tenet, genetic determination (life is controlled by genes), is a flawed belief. Genes provide broad parameters for human dispositions, not the dispositions themselves. […]
Family meals are a good indicator of how families become and stay connected. It is well-known that they are a unifying force in families and reduce behavioral problems in children. Research shows that children who eat dinner with their families do better in school, are less likely to drink, smoke, do drugs, or develop eating […]
A landmark research project over the last 20 years, the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, assessed thousands of adults’ physical and emotional well-being, then asked them about their childhood traumas: abuse, neglect, family dysfunction, and attachment. They found that the more traumas children had, the more they developed chronic illnesses as adults, such as heart disease, […]
The ability to regulate and control one’s impulses, emotions, and level of arousal is learned in the context of the secure attachment relationship during the first three years of life. A child with attachment disorder has failed to master this stage-specific task, due to a lack of healthy role models and internalization. The therapist provides […]