In Touch: Attachment

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The research on attachment theory clearly shows how important being attuned to by others is in attuning with ourselves.
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We first discover ourselves through the connection with and subtle mirroring of others.
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When we are listened to, we learn to listen to ourselves.
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When we are felt, we learn to recognize and value our feelings.
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When this attunement is absent or lacking, we become a stranger to ourselves, distant by degrees from our own direct experience.
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If our core needs and feelings are ignored or devalued, we learn to suppress them.
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It is simply too painful and unsettling to stay open.
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One result is that we stop feeling and sensing the interior of our bodies.
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Our deeper sensitivity is buried for safekeeping and then forgotten.
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This creates a barrier to our inner knowing.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by chickenlittle2017 on September 29, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Excellent!

    I ve seen this in juvenile lockdown.

    DVT

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