At its core, avoidant attachment involves the minimization of stress in order to paradoxically keep caregivers close.
At its core, anxious attachment involves amplification of stress behaviors in order to keep caregivers close and available.
A central feature of disorganized attachment is the experience of fear inside of early attachment relationships.
Secure attachment is primarily the experience of knowing and trusting a caregiver as a source of safety, soothing, and regulation.
At FuelEd, we love the concept of earned secure attachment (ESA) because it demonstrates the human capacity to heal and change relationship patterns across our lifespan.
A fascinating and still-developing body of research is revealing that how our body reacts to and copes with challenges is influenced by our early experiences in relationships.
But true self-care may not be what you think.