Research and Studies
Research and studies now teach us that attachment injury is healed through healthy safe relationship with others and self. Recent developmental research has revealed that if as a child your vulnerable feelings including anger, distress, sad or confused feelings and were received with a negative response or interaction and elicited shame, devaluation, abuse or with drawl by the caregiver, there can be long term affects on how we see the world and relate to others. If these negative responses continue after a while it becomes adaptive to shut down these affects. Being able to express anger, saddens, confusion or even fear can continue to stay shut down all the way into adult hood, but it can also affect our physical health.