What is Secure Attachment

Secure attachment is the deep, enduring confidence a child has in the availability and responsiveness of the caregiver. When children are securely attached, they develop the courage to explore freely from the “secure base” of their caregiver’s presence. They believe they are loved and can admit their shortcomings without fear of losing this love.

When we know that we are loved for who we are, we are less likely to struggle with self-doubt, under- or over- achievement at work. We have all met someone, who is assured, makes you feel heard, is not out to prove him or herself, and conducts oneself with sensitivity, kindness, and grace.

Importance of Secure Attachment

Studies over fifty years have shown that securely attached children:

· Have happier relationships with parents and siblings
· Have stronger friendships
· Can work through interpersonal issues
· Trust that good things will come their way
· Have higher self-esteem

Our Intention


1.Introduction to Circle of Security

2.The Attachment Theory: How Childhood Affects Life

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