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The house is well built but the foundation is unstable – a great analogy for attachment and personality

Felicia Chiao’s drawing: “The house is well built but the foundation is unstable” is such a brilliant metaphor for the role of attachment and personality in our psychological makeup. It’s the first 2 to 3 years of our lives that lay the foundation of our emotional lives for the rest of our lives. If were …

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Imprints of trauma are more varied than you realise

This photo, originally from Janina Fisher, PhD, is one that I show quite often to my clients. ⁣The response is usually the same, a quiet moment followed by: “Wow…” ⁣Most people have never seen their pain and symptoms drawn up like this, haven’t made the connection between the symptoms they’re manifesting and their painful experiences …

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How your brain cooperates with your mind to generate your individual reality

Try putting your finger horizontally over the middle, and see how the colours of the blocks change instantly. What before was very distinctively two colours, blend into the very same grey colour. What’s happening here? This is a great example of what is called “top down processing”. Every second of every day, your brain is …

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