The IPF Meditation is a Conversation
The IPF meditation is conversational. It’s designed to be experienced one-on-one. That’s why we recommend working with a professional to deepen attachment security.
Your facilitator can accompany you, prompting experiences based on your attachment needs. They’ll reinforce the secure experiences you share and help you deepen and amplify your feelings.
For example, with your eyes closed you might feel your ideal parent figures being with you in just the right ways. You might notice their warm eyes.
Then your facilitator might say, “Yes, really feel the warmth in their eyes when they look at you, how the way they’re being with you is just right. Notice how it feels in your body to be receiving care in just the way you need it.”
Studies show a shift into attachment security after 35-50 hours of IPF Meditation with a provider who shares session recordings for between-visit listening.
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.