Attachment theory is a psychological, evolutionary and ethological theory concerning relationships between humans. The most important tenet is that young children need to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver for normal social and emotional development. The theory was formulated by psychiatrist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby.
As adults we attach to people, places, things and outcomes, to our expectations, and to the idea of who we think we are. Our attachments can cause us great pain, when life breaks them.
In this episode of Healing for Healers, Abby and Regina talk about attachment and how it can hold us fast in a state of being which is not conducive to healing. Being attached to status, to ideas, to needing things to be exactly a certain way is a dangerous way to live, particularly in uncertain times. Letting go of what is not us and allowing space for truth, for our essence to shine, is so important now. It's not easy to do, perhaps listening to our converstaion could help you see where and what you might be attached to, to enable you to begin the process of releasing it, so you can free yourself up to shine more brightly in the world.