What is Attachment
Attachment is our personal operating system that supports the foundation of self-esteem, emotional regulation, personality development and the way we engage in our relationships. Attachment experiences shape our operating system that guides and directs our way of being. Humans are complex individuals and many mental health struggles result from multiple converging processes. Research indicates that attachment distress predisposes people to psychological challenges. We believe the root of many mental health struggles is a disruption in attachment. Attachment is the root and the solution.
Attachment driven means cultivating a therapeutic environment that supports security, exploration and connection. We are intentionally attachment focused. Attachment driven is creating therapeutic opportunities to better understand one’s attachment history and how it is currently shaping one’s internal working model. Through the power of healing relationships and experiences we are capable of updating our attachment system that is a more accurate reflection of ourselves and the confidence to connect. Interactions with security enhancing figures become the building blocks of developing secure attachment.
Listen to Dr. Jack Hinman discuss Young Adult Attachment
Young adulthood provides a unique opportunity to heal from attachment related issues. Attachment theory is a major influence in how treat our young adults at Engage. Dr. Jack Hinman, Engage's Executive Director and Founder, recently had the opportunity to talk about this unique window on the podcast Regulated & Relational.