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In today’s podcast episode, we will address the concerns of post-traumatic parents who may feel a sense of sadness as they learn about cycle-breaking and attachment theory. They wonder how their own attachment experiences may have impacted their children. However, we will debunk the myth that secure attachment is beyond the reach of post-traumatic parents. Instead, we will focus on how we can work towards repairing attachment, even if it feels challenging.

Throughout this episode, we will examine attachment theory through the lens of trauma and post-traumatic parenting. We will break down the components of attachment and understand how we can repair it. It is important to remember that everything can be repaired if we know how. So let’s approach this episode with a positive attitude, knowing that attachment is not an unattainable concept for post-traumatic parents.

Join me as we explore attachment theory, learn how to repair attachment, and empower ourselves as post-traumatic parents. Together, we can provide our children with the healthy attachment they deserve.


Topics covered on What You Didn’t Know About Attachment Theory:

  1. How does trauma affect our ability to form healthy attachments with our children?
  2. What is the significance of attachment theory in understanding parent-child relationships?
  3. Can feelings of sadness and inadequacy impact your role as an attachment figure for your children?
  4. How can we repair broken attachments and achieve earned security through therapy and self-work?
  5. What are the functions of the attachment system and how does trauma impact it?
  6. Why are attunement, delight, and reciprocal movement vital in building a healthy attachment with children?
  7. Is it possible to learn and repair attachment even if you did not experience it yourself?
  8. How does trauma lead to difficulties in regulating emotions and building trust?
  9. What strategies can be employed for healing and strengthening attachment relationships?
  10. Why is self-care an essential component in the journey towards healthier attachment and when should professional help be sought?


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