How you attach to other adults strongly corresponds with how you attached to others as a child. Four distinct styles of attachment have been identified — and perhaps recognizing yourself in one of them is the first step toward strengthening your relationships.
Author Archive | Terry Levy
While it is common for children with histories of developmental attachment trauma to display both caregiving and control behavior, it is the latter form — angry, manipulative, threatening, and coercive control — that is most typical of children who enter the mental health and child welfare systems.
To understand — and treat or overcome — problems associated with attachment and trauma, it’s imperative to understand how parts of the brain function.