After the release of our first Attachment Theory podcast, many listeners wrote in to tell us how much they enjoyed our discussion and that they wanted to learn more, so we figured we’d follow it up with a Part 2!
One common question we received was, “How do I improve my ability to meet my own attachment needs?” This is indeed an important question. Our ability to meet our own attachment needs is essential to maintaining healthy relationships in our own lives and to helping meet the attachment needs of those around us, including our own children.
In addition to addressing these topics, we also run through a fascinating and illuminating Attachment Theory framework developed by developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld. Without giving too much away, he proposes that there are six basic stages of attachment development, which correspond to the first six years of life:
It turns out that many of us have gotten stuck at one of these stages along the way. However, addressing those neglected needs in adulthood is possible and can be extremely effective in helping improve our relationships!
Finally, we touch upon a powerful new intervention designed specifically for healing attachment wounds in adults. This technique was developed by Dr. Daniel Brown of Harvard University, which he outlines in his new book Attachment Disturbances in Adults. And, to listen to Dan Brown's powerful adult attachment meditation, called the Cherishing Visualization, you will first need to register for a free account on Dan's website.
We hope you all enjoy a return to one of our favorite and most vital topics!
Adam & Jai