Parent-Infant Attachment 20 August 2019

Parent-Infant Attachment and the Impact on Adult Relationships


What happens to us during the first two years of life has a huge impact on how we relate as adults.  Adverse circumstances can literally shape the structure of the infant’s brain.  Our attachment styles form neural pathways that continue to be played out in our adult loving relationships.  This workshop will help you think about your clients from an attachment perspective … the person operating from the needy greedy Pre-Occupied Attachment Style, the Avoidant Attachment (who will be reluctant to engage in therapy), the Ambivalent (who blows hot and cold about you as their therapist) and the Disorganised Attachment Style (who is all over the place, and barely coherent!).

Mary will draw on the work of Glyn Hudson-Allez and bring together the thinking from neuroscience and developmental psychology.  She will explore the impact of our attachment style on our adult intimate relationships and sexual styles.

Topics covered will include:

  • The development of the infant brain
  • The physiological development of secure and insecure attachments
  • The seven ‘pre-programmed’ emotional circuits
  • The implication of right brain and left brain growth spurts
  • The different attachment styles
  • The impact of disruptions to the lust and sexual template

DATE:        Tuesday 20 August 2019

VENUE:     The Grand Atlantic Hotel, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BA

TIMINGS:  Arrive 9.45 for a 10 am start.     Finish by 4.45 pm

COST:         £100 if booked by 20 July 2019.  £120 full price


WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR: This course is primarily designed for therapists, health professionals and coaches.  However if you are a member of the general public, and not a therapist, yet you are interested in attending this course for your personal development and understanding,  you would be welcome to attend.   Please notify us when you book that you are a ‘member of the general public’ and not a therapist.

TRAINER: Mary Clegg  MSc COSRT Accred. UKCP Reg is a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with many years experience in couples work.  She brings to this workshop a wealth of experience and expert knowledge gained from working with very complex client issues.  She is an integrative therapist with specialist training in sexual medicine and works mainly using Systemic, Psychodynamic and CBT models.  Mary has a proven track record in the delivery of high quality training to healthcare professionals.  This is demonstrated in the outcome measures from around 30 presentations/workshops across the UK in the last 3 years.

FOR MORE INFO: call Juliet on 01291 638805 or   Email:

CANCELLATIONS Made at less than 21 days before the course start date will be charged in full.  Cancellations made over 21 days will be subject to a 12% handling charge.

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