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...
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...
The stress response is critical to understanding 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 many...
Resilience means “bouncing back” from adversity. The primary factor in resilience is having supportive and caring relationships that include trust, love, healthy role models, encouragement, and support. Nurturing relationships between parents and children have the...
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...
To understand — and treat or overcome — problems associated with attachment and trauma, it’s imperative to understand how parts of the brain function. Let’s start with the limbic system. It is the social and emotional part of the brain,...
Dr. Terry Levy travels the world to deliver professional training and instruction for general audiences. Here’s where to find him next: Jan. 31, 2018
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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: