To understand — and treat or overcome — problems associated with attachment and trauma, it’s imperative to understand how parts of the brain function.
Attachment is the deep and enduring relationship established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life, starting in the womb. It profoundly influences every aspect of the human condition — mind, body, emotions, relationships and morality. Attachment is not something parents do to their children; rather, it is something children and […]
By the time babies reach their first birthday, they have rudimentary “internal working models” of their attachment relationships, based on their experience of caregiving. The internal working model includes perceptions about self and expectations of the attachment figure(s). These mindsets, perceptions and expectations are encoded in the child’s implicit memory in the Limbic region of […]