[NEW] Attachment Repair Updates
Receive weekly excerpts and links to Ideal Parent Figure (IPF) resources for dismissing (avoidant), anxious-preoccupied, and disorganized (fearful) attachment repair.
The Three Pillars Model
Comprehensive education on the model that heals anxious-proccupied, dismissing, and disorganized attachment is available within the 2016 textbook by Daniel P. Brown and David S. Elliott, Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair (752 pages)
Imagine feeling yourself as a young child and engaging with ideal parent figures (IPFs) who are securely attached.
Enhance Metacognition and Mentalizing. (Similar to Mindfulness Meditation.)
Focus on collaborative verbal and non-verbal communication to promote secure attachment.
Custom IPF Approaches by Attachment Strategy
In the realm of attachment theory, the anxious-preoccupied attachment style can be likened to a relentless search for emotional security and connection. It's a yearning that echoes through the chambers of the heart, a longing to be held, seen, and cherished.
The disorganized attachment strategy embodies a poignant paradox—a longing for emotional security amidst the turmoil of unresolved trauma. Beneath this intricate tapestry of conflicting emotions lies an unspoken yearning for authentic connection and relational sanctuary.
Those with dismissing attachment conceal and suppress most feelings — with the exception of positivity and anger. Beneath a seemingly self-sufficient exterior, this strategy creates detachment and distance, veiling emotional needs even from self-awareness.