When a client experiences trauma in childhood, and they aren’t able to develop crucial attachment relationships . . .
. . . they may struggle to feel any true sense of belonging right up through adulthood.
Instead, they can carry painful messages that they’re unwanted, unneeded, and never truly accepted.
So in the video below, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, shares something that he’s seen introduce a sense of belonging to clients with insecure attachment histories.
Take a look.
So being an active member of a critically important group of people where you are necessary in order for it to function can instill some of that sense of being a worthwhile member of the group.”
For more expert strategies from Bessel van der Kolk, MD on working with trauma and attachment, check out this course.
Now we’d like to hear from you. What are some ways that you help clients who feel like they don’t belong? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.
If you found this helpful, here are a few more resources you might be interested in:
How to Recognize Childhood Trauma, with Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Treating Attachment Trauma with Compassionate Imagery
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