Everyone experiences some level of stress. Stress can affect the nervous system as well as the immune system. Finding ways to alleviate stress when you notice it’s presence is important. During these times, when so much is in flux and we are struggling with the additional stresses of a pandemic, it is extra important to… Continue reading Breathwork for Stress Reduction
How do we define trauma? Trauma is essentially defined as a psychological and emotional response to an event or an experience that is considered disturbing or distressing. Many human beings experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Some individuals may have lasting symptoms from these experiences while others do not experience symptoms… Continue reading Understanding how the body responds to trauma
Attachment theory is one of the most researched theories in psychology. I have previously discussed some aspects of attachment theory. Today I will look at how attachment patterns affect our psychobiological system. Bowlby originated attachment theory. In his conceptualization, he stated that the attachment system is seen as a “fundamentally psychobiological system which affects individuals’… Continue reading What is the Connection Between Attachment and Physiological Functioning?