This is the first of a series we have titled “Concepts and Skills of Parenting.” It is adapted from the book Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love. Before you were born, you were floating warmly, comfortably and securely in your...
This is an adaptation of a 1999 article co-authored by Evergreen Psychotherapy Center’s co-founders, psychologists Terry Levy and Michael Orlans, and published in Forensic Examiner. There is a serious and rapidly escalating problem throughout our society. More...
The stress response is critical to the understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and attachment disorder. Stress is an automatic physiological response to any situation that is threatening, overwhelming or requires adjustment to change. The stress response includes...
Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. It profoundly influences every aspect of the human condition—mind, body, emotions, relationships and morality. Attachment is not something...
The limbic system is the social and emotional part of the brain, governing attachment, nurturing instincts, learning, implicit memory (preverbal, unconscious), motivation, stress response, and the immune system (Learn more about the limbic system during infancy...
Relationships shape the developing brain even before a child is born — and they continue to affect the brain’s wiring throughout childhood and adolescence, stages during which the brain grows more than at any other time in life. So, helping children...
Dr. Terry Levy travels the world to deliver professional training and instruction for general audiences. Here’s where to find him next:
Bakersfield, Calif. April 26
Ventura, Calif. April 27
Santa Barbara, Calif. May 23
Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
Warwick, R.I. June 21
Cromwell, Conn. June 22
Trumbull, Conn. July 25
Traverse City, Mich. July 26
Grand Rapids, Mich. July 27
Lansing, Mich. August 28
Eugene, Ore. August 29
Portland, Ore. August 30
Vancouver, Wash. Sept 19
Buffalo, N.Y. Sept 20
Rochester, N.Y. Sept 21
Syracuse, N.Y. October 4-6
ATTACh 30th Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, Va.
It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for: