What attachment theory teaches us about responding to Brexit 

What attachment theory teaches us about responding to Brexit 

I think that, over the last week, I have read just about every Brexit opinion piece published anywhere.  What is there to be said that hasn’t been said?  What words are left that could be of use? How about these three words? “Rupture and repair.” The concept of ‘rupture and repair’ lies at the heart…

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The compassion challenge posed by Jo Cox’s death

The compassion challenge posed by Jo Cox’s death

The killing of MP Jo Cox has profoundly shocked the UK.  The country has been plunged into mourning, heightened by the dedicated way she lived her values of compassion, humanitarianism, equality and public duty. A number of deeply thoughtful articles appeared over the days after her death, situating this devastating tragedy within the dark political mood that…

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How attachment theory explains Trump’s success – and Hitler’s too

How attachment theory explains Trump’s success – and Hitler’s too

Donald Trump has done it. He’s won the Republican nomination, having convinced enough Americans that he has the qualities needed to be a Presidential candidate. The rest of the world is looking on with disbelief, confusion, terror and derision. Many commentators are firmly of the view that, given the statistics, Trump has no chance of…

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Attachment

Attachment

Every time you start your day, you draw on the emotional attachment processes your brain built as a baby. Perhaps you wish your partner a good day at work, give the dog one last fond pat, confidently place your youngest child in the arms of her childminder, worry  whether your older child is going to…

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Brain Development

Brain Development

Babies’ experiences of relationships shape brain development.  That’s why emotional connection matters so much for them. Neuroscientific discoveries over the past two decades have given us a much better understanding of human brain development and why early life events have such a lasting impact on neural pathways. Babies’ brains are not complete at birth.  They…

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