Attachment Style + Trauma

 

You may have heard of attachment style in relationships and believe that you are either Anxious or Avoidant. But what if like me you experience both or neither?

Secure Attachment is when you feel safe together and apart.

When being close doesn't affect your sense of self and being apart doesn't affect your sense of self.

Both anxious and avoidant types struggle with feeling safe in relationships.

If you have experienced any sort of trauma it is likely that you don't feel safe in relationship and you may have a dominant attachment style of Anxious or Avoidant. 

Both have (often unconscious) strategies for dealing with the feelings that intimacy brings up.

Anxious attachment seeks comfort via connection and Avoidant attachment seeks comfort via disconnection.

Anxious attachment doesn't know how to feel safe without the closeness of another and Avoidant attachment doesn't feel safe while being close to another.

Attachment style and behavioural response is determined by our...

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Emotional Contagion

According to The American psychoanalyst Gerald Schoenwolf emotional contagion is “a process in which a person or group influences the emotions or behaviour of another person or group through the conscious or unconscious induction of emotion states and behaviour attitudes.

Have you ever noticed that moods or emotions are contagious?

Emotional contagion has been linked to empathy as it is the tendency to feel and express emotions similar to and influenced by those of others. 

Many of my clients identify as empathic. Many of them notice that after they have spent time with me working on their mindset, shifting their consciousness, perception or perspective, it can be hard to stay in an emotionally high vibe place. 

After raising their vibration, they go and spend time with their Debbie Downer friends, colleagues or family and end up feeling despondent or negative again.

This is perfectly normal, in fact one could say that it is a scientific phenomenon. 

We...

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Mbraining

mbraining Jul 19, 2021
 

The crossover between art and science has long fascinated me and more recently the intersection between art, science and spirituality has had me diving down rabbit holes of information and new discoveries.

SCIENCE IS BEGINNING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION. FOR THE FIRST TIME WE ARE REALLY ABLE TO GET EXPLANATIONS FOR MUCH OF THE WISDOM THE ANCIENT HEALERS HAVE KNOWN FOR CENTURIES.

This article is part three of three in a series of blogs exploring the intersection between science and spirituality, focusing specifically on the brain and now brains...

On one of my jaunts down an internet rabbit hole, following my curiosity and intuition, I stumbled upon mbraining, and I instantly knew I needed to find out more. Within hours of discovering the art and science of multiple brain integration  I had signed up to do the mBit coach training.

What are mBit and mBraining?

mBraining, developed by Grant Soosalu and Marvin Oka coaches you in aligning your multiple brains for...

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