A sepia-toned image of a mother holding her baby. Their foreheads are touching and they both smile. Two lines of red outlined black text overlay it. Topline reads: "attachment theory" second line reads: "the ties that form us"

Informational Article: Attachment Theory (Pt 2)

Understanding attachment can help people understand why they are dealing with what they are and to make sense of specific experiences with our caregivers and abusers (for many of us these are the same person) Attachment theory can help people know what is making relationships so hard and begin to address what it is and form better relationships going forward. Knowing it's a piece of other mental health struggles can also help be a piece in recovering from DID, BPD, or C-PTSD. It gives us words to explain our struggles and find others dealing with similar.

An image of two hands forming a heart around baby feet. The image is a sepia tone. Black Text online in red on the image is in two lines. The first row reads "Attachment Theory" a second row reads: " The Bonds That Form Us"

Informational Article: Attachment Theory (Pt 1)

Attachment theory is a bedrock of our current understanding of child development in their ability to form relationships, have a stable affect, understand emotions and self-sooth. It is one of the earliest and most important stages of development when talking about emotions and relationships.

A black and white MRI of the brain with blue outlined black text across it. The text reads: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Diagnosis Primer: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD) is a relatively common disorder in those who have experienced trauma. It includes much of the cultural assumptions of what trauma causes like flashbacks and reactions to reminders of the trauma. The depictions are often done with some real misinformation so hopefully, this will help flesh out how PTSD is understood … Continue reading Diagnosis Primer: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Media: Podcasts on Healing from Abuse and Trauma

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Ph5N2GDUiT054TxkRFgRw The Place We Find Ourselves covers healing from developmental trauma with focous on child sexual abuse. Grounded in story healing, attachment theory and developmental trauma. Told from the perspective of the Christian faith tradition. I believe you can gain a lot in the science and stories of strength no matter your faith tradition or … Continue reading Media: Podcasts on Healing from Abuse and Trauma

Symptom Explainer: Why Abuse May Feel Unreal

Feeling like what happened to you isn’t real is a very common phenomenon with survivors of child sexual abuse. Here we will look at what fuels this sensation. Some of the main factors include poor memory, denial of trauma, personal downplaying of trauma, societal pressure, and emotional/psychological abuse. Poor memory of childhood trauma is often … Continue reading Symptom Explainer: Why Abuse May Feel Unreal