Have you felt anxious or on edge when you’ve texted someone you’re dating but they haven’t gotten back to you in a few hours? On the other hand, do you have a tendency to be overly critical and nit- pick at every small imperfection in your partner when in a relationship?
Our attachment style can have a big impact on our love life, making it difficult to trust others in close relationships or making us feel overwhelmed and suffocated when people try to get closer to us. Many strong feelings we may experience in our relationship that we think are primarily due to our partner or other external factors, may actually be symptoms of our attachment style. Having insight into your attachment style can help you recognise many of your emotional and behavioural patterns in a relationship.
This talk is designed to help you better understand the different attachment styles, the role childhood upbringing plays and how our attachment style can dictate who we are attracted to and who is attracted to us. Discover the tool of self-awareness and how this enlightenment can improve the relationship with yourself and others.
Doors Open 6.45pm, Talk Starts 7.30pm. Come down early and grab a good seat!
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Dr Zara Brodie is a psychologist whose expertise span across both forensic and developmental psychology. Based in Clinical & Health Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, her research focuses predominantly on the impact of childhood adversity on interpersonal functioning in adulthood. In particular, her work explores the role of attachment security in our capacity to adaptively regulate emotions, and propensity to engage in what might be considered “maladaptive” behaviours (particularly violence and aggression).
She has collaborated with Police Scotland to explore police understanding of trauma and its impact on behaviour, and has most recently worked with several UK domestic abuse charities to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nature and severity of domestic abuse in the UK.