cPTSD is an Attachment Wound

Season 3 Episode 3

“…as our brain grows and develops through infancy and early childhood, a lot of the developmental processes that occur are initiated by social interactions or social bonds. It’s like our brain is gathering repetitions or experiences and interactions in order to actually create the inputs that will drive the growth and development that has to happen. So even from infancy, there’s no way to separate brain development from social interaction. They always go together.”

-Matt Bush, NeuroSomatic Intelligence Certification Co-Educator and Founder of Next Level Neuro

Do you have a deep longing to create meaningful relationships, but complex trauma keeps getting in the way? 

Do you feel lonely and want more social interaction, but at the same time feel stressed out by it? 

Matt Bush joins us for this eye-opening conversation explaining the science that backs up our belief that complex trauma is an attachment wound. We’re discussing how complex trauma in our early development years impacts the brain to lean towards safe relationships or protection from relationships. 

May you be filled with self compassion and hope for healing your relational patterns as you listen. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Matt explains what makes the insular cortex of the brain so cool and how it informs and shapes our social interactions
  • Jennifer shares what it’s like having a nervous system that’s primed for protection and how it’s affected her relationships as well as her visual and interoceptive systems
  • Elisabeth discusses how she uses NSI tools to train her insular cortex and interoceptive system to create safety in her body and relationships
  • Why a felt sense of safety and social connections are absolutely critical to survival
  • Matt lays out how a baby’s immature brain and nervous system are shaped by inputs of social connection not sensory data
  • We explore how the nervous system is developed and impacted by the mother’s, or primary caregiver’s, nervous system
  • Elisabeth defines the attachment schemas and explains why we’re not stuck in a singular schema
  • The hope that neuroplasticity brings to the attachment wound and attachment schemas
  • Jennifer passionately explains how to rewire the attachment wound using NSI tool and support
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