What is Your Attachment Style?
Updated: Jun 16, 2019
Attachment theory refers to a set of ideas formulated by psychologists in the 1960s that gives us an exceptionally useful guide to how we behave in relationships. Knowing whether we are secure, anxious or avoidant in our attachment patterns gives us a vocabulary with which to get on top of some very tricky dynamics and helps us grow into more predictable and more joyful companions in love. Learn more from the School of Life video collection.
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and other ailments (https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/index.html).