Attachment styles largely lie at the root of our automatic behavioral and autonomic nervous system arousal patterns. Those patterns sometimes interfere with handling life challenges; and as long as they are undistinguished, they are always limiting.
Everybody develops Attachment Styles as children. The Attachment Styles are patterns or ways of being that we are stuck with, until you distinguish and work with them. They can cause Anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, and Autoimmune Diseases. They can also cause anger, bipolar, and depression disorders.
There are two branches of the nervous system: sympathetic and parasympathetic.
A model from the research of Dr. Daniel Siegel breaks Attachment Styles down into those formed during infancy and childhood and those correlating personalities formed in adulthood.
I) INITIAL 4 STYLES OF ATTACHMENT:
1. Secure Attachment
2. Avoidant Attachment
3. Ambivalent Attachment
4. Disorganized Attachment
II) ADULT 4 STYLES OF PERSONALITY
1. Secure Personality
2. Dismissive Personality
3. Preoccupied Personality
4. Fearful-Avoidant Personality
Attachment is an existential need. Infants seek emotional and physical security from their caregivers. They develop attachment styles depending on the responses provided. Later in life, the attachment personalities influence everything - from the partner we select to our experience of relationships to how they end, and it can leave us vulnerable to anxiety, emotional, and physical problems.
Toby D. Howell helps adults and teens. Through using his skill and knowledge of Attachment theory, he empowers clients to understand themselves and deal with root to the issues they struggle with.
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