From Mad in the Netherlands: The autonomic nervous system is known to react intensely when experiencing a severe threat. The timing, frequency and severity determine the long-term impact. However, the extent to which a person experiences support and protection from their social environment is also very decisive! Were you alone with your pain? If you are not provided with adequate protection and care at a young age, then the connection and thus attachment is compromised. There is attachment then but it is an unsafe attachment. How can you get to a more secure attachment with the knowledge of polyvagal theory? That’s what this blog is about.
Read the original article here and the English translation here.