EP 61: Using attachment theory to help our relationships to grow | Interview with Psychologist Helen Dent
For those of you that have been wanting more from us on how to thrive in your relationships (current or future) then this one is for you! In this week’s episode Vicki interviews Helen Dent, a clinical and forensic Psychologist, Attachment style expert and author of “Why Don't I Feel Good Enough?: Using Attachment Theory to Find a Solution”.
It was SUCH a fascinating conversation!
Tune in to hear us talk about:
What attachment theory actually is and how we can use it as a practical tool to help ourselves and our relationships to grow
What the three main attachment styles are (anxious, avoidant, secure) and how we can develop a ‘secure base’ in our relationships (and not just in our romantic relationships but also in our friendships and even with our pets!)
How we develop a blueprint for a relationship and how the relationships that we have throughout our lives can influence our attachment style (here is a quiz where you can discover yours)
The difference between healthy dependency and codependency in relationships
How we can manage relationship challenges when we have opposing attachment styles to our partner!
Why we are more likely to come across avoidant attachers when we are dating
And how we can consciously work towards becoming more secure in our relationships
We can’t wait for you to listen to the episode!
x Selina & Vicki