We have explored Secure Attachment & today we will start our attachment theory studies by exploring:
Anxious attachment is experienced as the fear of losing the relationship can lead to a heightened need for closeness and distress that any independence will lead to loss.
What Anxious Attachment can look like, across the lifespan:
🔹Fearful: ‘I am so deathly scared that I will lose you, that I am going to keep you close’.
🔹'I am going to try and keep you close in ANY way I can think of'.
🔹Any independence feels like am going to be alone and abandoned.
🔹Any independence is too scary.
'Attachment is not about love, it is about security'.
~ Roger Solomon
Reflective prompts, for you:
✨How do you feel?
✨What do you need?
✨How can you support yourself in meeting your needs?
✨How can others support you in meeting your needs?
✨Consider who you can reach out to, including a counsellor.
Would love to hear your reflections, below!
Attachment theory is used by our counselling team and guides the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School. We take a deep dive into exploring how our experiences in relationships impact the ways we show up in the world.
♥️ Dr. Melissa Jay
Dr. Melissa Jay