Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Weekly Muse for March 22

I just finished reading a well-written summary of attachment theory research, in which Wylie and Turner suggest that "during the last 15 to 20 years, attachment theory has exerted more influence in the field of psychotherapy than just about any other model, approach, or movement." (Psychotherapy Networker, March/April 2011, p 19-20).

What excites me about attachment theory, is that the findings suggest that if we can somehow come to terms with our personal stories, which means that we begin to make peace with the experiences and important people that have impacted us, we can create secure attachments for ourselves and our children. This means we can create safe, emotionally secure relationships, that become a crucial "home base" for us. Sadly, so many of us go through life forever looking for a "home base" that eludes us. This keeps us from having someone we can freely talk to about whatever may have affected us during our day or week.

Any thoughts?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weekly Muse

"Worse than dying is never having lived." (unknown author)

I love this quote! I find that while many of us may have busy external lives with fun activities, few have rich inner lives. One of my favorite parts of my work is to help people do the "inside job" of creating a full internal life. 

Any thoughts or reactions?