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Advanced Online Attachment Course - Grow Your Security

It's Not Me It's My Amygdala:  Advanced Course Connecting the Science(s) of the Mind with Interpersonal Relationships

We  want to help each of you become a little more secure, not as a feeling but as a fact. If you are interested in learning how to outsmart your biology and transform into the most relational and confident version of you, then you are our people.  Our audience is intentionally wide- it includes everyone from seasoned therapists, students in the field, other professionals in other fields (medicine, law, education, business, among others) those injured by early relationships, and those life-long learners interested in staying abreast and helping make the world a little more secure.

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Wealth of knnowledge

March 3, 2020 1:05 am by fifiebehdiso from Canada

These women have taught me so much about both what it means to be a helping person and how to move through the world wish more insight and compassion. 🙏

This podcast is so important

February 29, 2020 10:59 pm by Jopecan from United States

I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate this podcast. Having grown up with both a mother and stepmother who had BPD, and being a nurse who sees the psychological and somatic ramifications of trauma and attachment disorders every day, this podcast speaks a language that makes sense of an enormous human problem. It offers me both personal and professional hope. Thank you.

New Listener

February 28, 2020 8:43 am by ExNavyMid from United States

I’ve listened to two episodes specifically about narcissism. I was in a 14 year marriage to a malignant narcissist. We share three children. They are now all adults. While I could have handled my children and her much better and much longer ago - I am at a point in my life (happily remarried and with a new family) that I believe the only way she can get any supply from me is through the destruction of my adult children. I had custody of two of my kids towards the end of custody. My daughter is now 25 - and studying to be an LCT! She is fairly astute - but they certainly have never held their mother accountable. And as I watch this all play out - having explained via their Q&A over time why their mom is the way she is - our relationships remain strained and they still hold her in seemingly absurd regard. She is remarried to a man who Ive beard has been in and out of 28 day rehab programs five times over the last few years. She enables. My 19 yo witnesses it. I have not spoken to her in about a year and a half when I made the final decision to truly go no contact and while she sometimes texts me - I also have finally blocked her on my phone. Listening to your podcast - I will say I do pity her. But it’s not easy and since we all know she knows the difference between right and wrong (she was raised Mormon) - it is very hard to have any empathy. I don’t see any other answers and for extreme cases like her. I think you should make that very clear to your listeners some malignant narcissists need to be fully avoided. Relationships ended. And no contact instated.


February 28, 2020 12:14 am by # alone at xmas from United Kingdom

I learnt a great deal from this podcast and it was all new knowledge What a generous gift 🎁 to share I find it hard feeling now it’s has though I frozen so many elements of self Self protect or maybe much deeper I know we’re humans but ( I really should stop saying but) it not that easy Energy +? =? Our emotions are delicate and yet the I keeps battling on

Emotional health

February 22, 2020 12:55 am by # alone at xmas from United Kingdom

I would really love to talk with either of you simply because I really think you do know what your saying Do you know how rare it is to find a Threapist who understands But your not here your a podcast I suppose that’s how I wake up to a reality

Blew me away!

January 28, 2020 6:32 am by drjillt from United States

I am a clinical psychologist with 18 years experience. I just listened to your dismissive/avoidance podcast, and was extremely impressed! You unpack the theories with such skill, lightness, and fun. Your ability to articulate the client’s perspective was excellent. Thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with us! A fan in KC

A highly recommended podcast

January 7, 2020 11:52 am by gluttsnappa from Sweden

Thank you for such inspirational and in-depth information in this exciting research/therapy area. I am grateful that I get access to your work and I feel like your podcasts give me new things to reflect upon. Thank you so much for sharing and keep your podcasts coming!

Narcissistic episode

January 7, 2020 1:40 am by # alone at xmas from United Kingdom

Okay this was great to hear BUT can you link this to attachment? Or not ? How about the other layers of fractured self I feel that there are elements missing in this

Everyone needs to know

January 3, 2020 7:16 am by anna100OoOo from United States

So often we have a false sense of happiness and happily ever after and this podcast helps shed light on unhealthy behavior. We live in a digital world that teaches us what is normal and happy but behind the scene may not always be so cheery and we need lessons here to help learn and navigate difficult relationship.

Thank you! So much great information !

January 2, 2020 12:00 pm by Taylor63toys from United States

I am a counselor, mostly with children. However, I have learned so much about adults, polyvagal theory, attachment myself and narcissism. So appreciate your work and your guests!

Narcissistic relationships compassion

December 29, 2019 12:54 pm by Absttar from Australia

Thank you for your compassion and physiological understanding of narcissism and relationships and what to do. I had so much resonance and recognised how I am narcissistic in some ways too. What stood out is the grounding and anchoring you both have in regards to the topic, and it translates via the podcast into a grounding for the listener- (rather than fear based energy). Thanks again

Love this podcast

December 26, 2019 2:48 pm by Dunmore2013 from Ireland

For me this is the best podcast there is when it comes to anything to do with understanding ourselves and how we relate to each other on deeper levels. I share this a lot with other healthcare professionals and clients and always trust that the standard is very high and the content up to date / accessible / delivered in a really lovely way.

So informative and fun!

December 19, 2019 10:42 pm by Hannah9098753578 from United States

I’m hooked on this podcast! They’re so educational yet also captivating (not dry). They have tons of credible guest speakers, and there’s always new information. Well worth a listen!


December 18, 2019 9:26 pm by naja_aah from Kenya

Thank u forgiving me a chance to learn myself and behaviour with the knowledge u put out,u guys are doing a noble service by providing these informations

Really helpful

December 8, 2019 8:51 pm by Beejoon from United States

Thank you so much for the information. I currently work with homeless women as a therapist and love love my job. Would love to hear more about best practices to use when working with homeless population and how to advocate for them..., and more, if you could do a episode on that topic I’d would be very grateful:$

Nerd out on neuro

November 27, 2019 8:14 pm by sarado8910 from United States

Love this podcast and have listened to just about every episode; many of which I’ve played in though multiple times. If you’re curious about anything related to human experience, this is an insightful and engaging podcast. Best of 2019

Informative and Practical

November 25, 2019 4:02 am by Emer Evergreen from Ireland

I love this podcast. It discusses the everyday issues we are confronted with in a humours and practical way, while offering suggestions on how we can make different more positive choices. All done without dumbing down on the scientific content.

Have Learned So Much!

November 22, 2019 1:22 pm by McVolant from Canada

I love the topics and am always waiting for the next podcast to drop! Keep up the wonderful work!

Most informative trauma and attachment series in any media type

November 16, 2019 8:35 pm by JJHam from United States

I stumbled upon this podcast searching for more information about neurobiology, trauma, attachment and am blessed with an embarrassment of riches. The hosts convey detailed information and theory in plain speak so even a physician can understand and digest - personally and professionally. Keep up the outstanding work!

best i’ve found

November 6, 2019 12:38 am by maxysun from United States

Got started on episode 34 with a breakdown on how to treat disorganized attachment in adulthood. It’s been difficult to find a podcast with the same level of scientific backing, credible interviews, and in-depth exploration of the intersection of currently relevant psychotherapy themes: polyvagal theory, attachment theory, ACES, etc. Also, the hosts (Sue Marriott being my personal fave!) are down-to-earth and inviting. Please continue to put out material! I’d especially appreciate anything with client-focused breakdowns on how to rewire neuroception for those with disorganized attachment.

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Now, check out these episodes to learn more about each attachment style.

TU59: Dismissing/Avoidant Styles of Relating in Adulthood,

This episode is especially for those “talk to the hand” kind of people, or those that love them.  You know, the uber-independent, rational, left-brain, excel spreadsheet person that sees others emotions as needy and weak. Co-hosts Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP and Ann Kelley PhD translate decades of research and clinical experience into easy to understand usable points to help you improve your understanding of why people appear so irrational at times.

TU60: Preoccupation in Relationships – Signs and Solutions to Anxious Attachment

Improve your sense of security and communicate more effectively with those you love by understand preoccupied/anxious attachment.  Learn to manage your body’s reactivity in relationships by learning about this attachment tendency and how it relates to unconscious regulation of the brain. Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP and Ann Kelley PhD discuss and make the information practical for real world use.

TU61: It’s Not Crazy, It’s a Solution to an Unsolvable Problem – Disorganized Attachment

The elusive 4th category of adult attachment, disorganization, and how this state of mind relates to everyone, no matter your trauma history.   Dropping into overwhelm and disorganization happens to everyone at times, and some more than others. When we have been exposed to serious danger, unresolved fright or major loss in such a way that it interferes with healthy coping patterns, we are left to our own to manage the world.  In research terms they call this disorganized, but we’d like to describe it as squirting squid ink to confuse who we think is the predator and making a run for it. 

Wrapping up this 3-part series focusing specifically on adult attachment, Ann Kelley PhD and Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP discuss disorganized attachment, how it forms, how it appears in adult life, and how you can identify when you fall in a pocket of it to organize yourself internally and externally.  

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Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice – Anton Chechov

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