What is attachment theory?

John Bowlby developed attachment theory in the early 1950’s to further understand the impact of early experiences on longer term mental health.

Decades of research have supported his ideas about the importance of early relationships on our enduring ways of relating to others. ┬áIt has given psychologists and psychotherapists a useful framework for understanding why individual’s may repeat unhelpful patterns within such relationships.

This short and easy to understand video by the school of life explains some of his ideas ….