Is hybrid working beneficial for employee wellbeing?
October 9 2023Read more
There are three primary attachment styles (secure, anxious, and avoidant) and understanding your attachment style can help you have happier and healthier adult romantic relationships. Approximately 25% of us have an Avoidant Attachment Style. Securely attached people tend to have happy, long lasting relationships built on trust. They feel comfortable expressing their feelings and needs. They can also reciprocate and meet their partner’s needs. People with an anxious attachment style tend to feel insecure and need frequent reassurances of their partner’s love. This can feel overly needy and clingy to those with secure or avoidant attachment styles. In contrast, people with an avoidant attachment style see themselves as independent and feel uncomfortable sharing their inner thoughts and vulnerabilities. Too much closeness feels suffocating to someone with an avoidant attachment. Avoidant Attachment People with an avoidant attachment style struggle with deep intimacy and trust. They’ll unconsciously create situations and reasons to leave or sabotage close relationships. They tend to connect and then pull away when the relationship feels too intense. Their relationships tend to be shallow, as a result. They don’t talk about or notice their feelings very much. They keep their emotions under lock and key and often lack awareness of their own feelings, especially vulnerable feelings like weakness, embarrassment, or failure. Someone with an avoidant attachment might think or feel:
Excerpt from PsychCentral, read the full report.
Mindfulness Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in happiness. Scientific studies are showing many benefits from mindfulness in all aspects of our lives which appear to affect people of any age in an extremely positive way. These include in relationships, performance at school or at work, in sports performance, our physical and mental well-being and positively affect levels of empathy and compassion towards others. Being mindful is something which is actually quite easy to do but in today’s busy world it is easy forgotten and very few people do this naturally. Through practice and patience anyone can learn and benefit from this technique.
Make it happen Some suggestions to increase mindfulness and taking notice:
Finally, take time to notice things around you:
Please complete the form below and we'll be in touch to answer your enquiry
Please complete the form and we'll be in touch to schedule your free consultation
We appologise but an error has occurred submitting your form. Please try again.