Filling Your Child’s Cup During the Early Attachment Process – HPP 13
How much time in your life have you spent thinking about your early childhood? From a neuroscience perspective we actually can’t remember that many specific details before age seven, meaning the cognitive narrative is more amorphous from the very early years in our development.
This leaves many unanswered questions about the mystery of our first few years in life. But those first years of development are extremely relevant from an attachment perspective for future relationships, resiliency, mental health and the ability to reach your potential.
In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Dueger is going to talk about what it looks like to confront the beginning of the attachment process when it’s occurring in infants and toddlers, rather than looking at the regressive psychotherapies once the imprints have already been established for decades.
This episode will open up an new look into the intricacies of attachment and bonding during infancy, and why it’s so important to have a thorough understanding of that process. You’re going to get to learn about what psychotherapy looks like with a child in the first few years of their life and how to help repair any attachment issues that can occur at that stage. You’ll also gain an understanding on how an early-childhood therapist removes themselves enough to promote healthy bonding between the parent and child.
Removing the therapist from the attachment process with an infant and parent [8:30]
The neuroscience behind the first years of development and the attachment process [22:00]
Signs of healthy and unhealthy attachment in infants [25:50]
Parental influence on attachment issues versus child developmental impasses [30:00]
Are children born with attachment struggles [32:00]
How to work with adults with pre-verbal attachment wounds [37:00]
A personal story about the birthing process [40:00]