Look at your relationships today. There may be some things you’d like to change—have tried to change—but have not been able to, right? If you are like me, you’d have to say “yes” to that. And, if you are like me, you may not have considered that the initial relationship you had with your mother and the initial relationship with your father—your attachment relationships—might be playing a key role in your struggle to change.
Can we talk? Because if this is you, then you need to know the good news. And the good news is that no matter the quality of those initial attachments, there is something you can do about it. And that is the empowering message of this episode.
In This Episode
Sara is an expert in attachment relationships, the relationships we form between 0 and 5 years old. Much of her adult working life as a psychologist has centered around this work. In addition to a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from University of Utah, she also mentored with Agi Plenk (founder of The Children’s Center in Salt Lake City), who trained with Anna Freud (daughter of Sigmund Freud).
She’s got some street cred, for sure. I love to talk with Sara about this subject, and it has been so helpful to me personally. So I jumped at the chance to interview her on the subject.