This episode of Freeze or Fawn is especially for you who struggle with holiday season, feel stressed and triggered at family gatherings, and want to understand why family time can be so exhausting!
In this third episode I give you an introduction to Attachment Science - the science of relationships! We look at attachment styles, how these develop in childhood and how they affect our adult relationships. We look at emotions and the 4 Fs (Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fawn) and how and why these are related to attachment. In this episode I use lots of examples of family dynamics to explain attachment, and also offer you advice on how to deal with difficult family dynamics, where you might be triggered in your attachment fears and relying on your attachment behaviors to cope.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know that I talk a lot about PEOPLE PLEASING! This is a dear topic to me, because I myself have been such a people pleaser, adapting and managing painful situations, out of fear of abandonment. These patterns played a great role in the abusive relationship I was in, and I'm still healing and learning. If you're a bit of a people pleaser, this episode is definitely for you <3
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