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Key ideas and principles

Key ideas and principles
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This week we have focused on how trauma and shame impact how we relate with others in a variety of contexts.


Let’s summarise the main points:

  • Attachment theory is a theory of human bonding, loss, and how we turn to others to regulate emotional distress.
  • The attachment characteristics we have with our primary caregivers inform our attachment behavioural system, which in turn informs how we relate with others when we are distressed.
  • Trauma and attachment intersect – trauma is created in relationships and is also healed in relationships.
  • The wisdom, firsthand encounters, and viewpoints of First Nations communities concerning trauma and shame within personal relationships are firmly grounded in the distinct histories, traditions, and outlooks of Indigenous populations.

Review and share

Take a moment to look over the main topics we have discussed this week. Are there any unclear points? We encourage you to review your understanding and use this opportunity to ask questions or share your reflections on the course so far.

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