Monday, April 13, 2015. I remember a decade ago scouring the dense pages of books (I now refer to as “hisci”) written by people like Dr. Allan N. Schore, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Jon Allen, and others in my desperate attempt to gain some useful information to help me understand how what happened to me in my abusive childhood was connected to the many and varied difficulties I experience in adulthood. It is very gratifying to me to see the online proliferation – in clear writing and in such beautiful formats – of this kind of information appearing all over the place in today’s “modern” website formats.
There is no end to how important early attachment information is to EVERYONE! It is especially critical for early severe trauma survivors, and even those who would not “ordinarily” name their childhood as traumatic, neglectful or abusive to begin to understand how essential ESPECIALLY the experiences a human being has in the world before the age of three are to wiring a person up in their body-brain as the main patterns of their operations through life will be determined by these person-to-person events.
Please take a look at this short and well written online presentation of such information:
This article starts off with –
“Fascinating research suggests we can predict how hard a person will have to work to feel good, based upon the quality of early attachment in the first 18 months of life. This study measured the long term effects of early attachment on long-term emotional regulation into adulthood, including a person’s ability to have a positive neurochemical response to positive experiences.”
It doesn’t matter what angle any researcher – or any serious investigator of any kind – takes in looking at the escapable, powerful impact of the earliest attachment interactions humans have at the start of their life to understand that EVERYTHING we experience throughout our entire life runs through the brain (nervous system) wiring and circuitry that is created and installed within all of us LONG before we usually consider this kind of heavy-hitting influence possible.
It remains my “sideline” concern that those babies being born to mothers who “must” leave their infants in daycare settings are setting their offspring up for a lifetime of difficulties that nobody will trace back to the “attachment abandonment” these little ones experienced during the bulk of their waking interactional time early in their life.
This is an excellent website: HANDS ARE FOR HOLDING – stopspanking.org
Here is our first book out in ebook format. Click here to view or purchase –
It lists for $2.99 and can be read by Amazon Prime customers without charge.
NOTE: I am stuck with a new version of the blog’s posting page that I do not like and cannot get out of. It has refused to post or include my chosen tags:
adult attachment disorders, adult reactive attachment disorder, anxiety disorders,borderline mother, borderline personality disorder, brain development, child abuse,depression,derealization, disorganized disoriented insecure attachment disorder,dissociation,dissociative identity disorder, empathy, infant abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),protective factors, PTSD, resiliency, resiliency factors, risk factors, shame