Christine McMulkin: The Relationship Between Attachment Style and Self-Compassion | Bouncing Back #7

In this episode, host Tia Harmer is joined by Christine Grace McMulkin, a certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher and a Compassion-Focused therapist.

Are you aware of your type of attachment style? Are you a clingy person or an aloof one? This episode will help you understand attachment styles and how self-compassion affects personal resilience.

Meet Christina

Christine McMulkin is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher and a Compassion-Focused Therapist. Her deep devotion to her personal practice continues to be fundamental to her well-being. 

She has lived and learned the importance of being with oneself in kinder and gentler ways. As well as strengthening one’s inner resources and capacity to take self-honoring actions, self-compassion supports people in meeting life’s transitions and challenges with courage and living with greater ease and contentment.

About the episode

In this episode hosted by Tia Harmer, Christine said that attachment is some sort of emotional bond between one person and another, is sort of related to interpersonal relationships, and is often also associated with self-compassion.

She also mentioned that one of the significant contributions of a mindful self-compassion approach is that if you begin to meet current challenges, pain, or the waves of earlier traumas or painful histories with kindness and compassion, you can support your own healing. In one aspect, if you really want to be a good parent, you may never have had a good parent or positive parenting experiences, but you can create that for yourself if you can nurture that within yourself so that you can also heal.

In conclusion

The different early attachment styles people get as infants affect their aspects of life. And knowing your attachment style can help you better understand how you interact with others, both now and in the past.

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