Archive for self-defeating strategies

A Question of Attachment—Bowlby Less Traveled: The Book (part II of III)

Part II—My Motivation Behind Writing Question In his book chapter Modern Attachment Theory (mentioned in part I), Dr. Schore suggests that brain studies will be the new background for attachment theory. Schore calls Bowlby’s work “classical attachment theory.” Schore mentions “the decade of the brain.” According to the web site for The Association for Psychological Science,  […]

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A Question of Attachment—Bowlby Less Traveled: The Book (part I of III)

Part I—Announcing A Question of Attachment Against my better judgement I’ve decided to write a second book (Bowlby’s Battle being my first). The working title is: A Question of Attachment—Bowlby Less Traveled: The Book. [1] In part II I’ll talk more about what’s driving this decision. I’ve decided to use Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform […]

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“Addictions from an Attachment Perspective”—A Cheat Sheet

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. A reader emailed me and asked if I could create a “cheat sheet” for my multi-part review of the 2014 edited volume entitled Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours? That sounds like a good idea, and, as a result, […]

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Summarizing “Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age” (part 13)

Happy New Year everyone! To refresh your memory (after our Holiday break), here’s my “sum the sum” from part 12 of my summary of Hamlet’s Blackberry: Ben Franklin realized he suffered from what we would call today ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). Franklin used rituals centered on acquiring certain virtues to improve his Executive Function […]

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Considering Attachment Theory and Body-Mind: The “Dual” That Results

About a year ago I attended a presentation on resiliency in children. As I sat listening to the presentation I found myself saying something like, “The information on resiliency being presented here fits well with an attachment theory perspective.” As an example, the presenter said that resiliency does not come about simply because parents, family, […]

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