Are you sick of hearing about relationships but interested in attachment? (Or want to deepen your understanding of real world application of the relational sciences while you have a good laugh??!) All the single listeners (think Beyonce) heads up! We are going to break down attachment theory and apply the cool science for all of us….
Continuing in the series on adult attachment, co-host Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP joins Becki Mendivil in a spunky conversation about how attachment affects someone who isn’t in a romantic relationship nor is seeking one, but simply as an individual and a human being. We’ll chat about personal experiences with attachment, how the relational sciences translate to work and parenting with a wide array of anecdotal examples, and dive into the essentials of not remaining in one spot on the attachment spectrum.
Becki is self-described as “very blue” so this episode is especially great for those that linger on the avoidant end of the spectrum. Enjoy a great laugh and learn as it unfolds!
The problem of assuming someone’s in or seeking a romantic relationship when discussing adult attachment
Becki’s giving Therapist Uncensored hosts the what-what on how she reads what we’ve said so far
Generational transference of attachment
15:00-30:00: Listening to “The Blue Episode” & Parenting
Becki’s experience in listening to the avoidant attachment episode of Therapist Uncensored
Seeing the light!
Becki’s exeriments to test if this model is actually useful or not. Daughter example. Empathetic silliness unfolds.
Sue’s anecdote about her son and changes in attachment
Becki affecting change in her physical isolation at work – confronting Sue on therapizing her 🙂
30:00-45:00: Using the Relational Sciences at Work
Becki’s wild move towards interacting more directly with peers (!)
Avoiding attachment labels/categories as strict definitions of a person
Navigating up and down the spectrum of attachment in response to varying types of threats
45:00-60:00: Diving Deeper
Idea of the “corkscrew”
Wrap up and outro
Adult Attachment Styles in the Workplace – Harms, 2011 article
Integrating attachment syle, vigor at work and extra-role performance at work -Little, et al 2011 article
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