On feeding and being fed: Attachment and food
This seminar will explore how our relationships with food are shaped in early life in the context of our first attachments, and how food mediates our relationships throughout life.
From the start of life, feeding is a relational experience. The bond between caregiver and infant is brokered in the intimacy of feeding, and our attachment to food is an expression of the relationships we form with other people and ourselves. Our relationship with food expresses something of our attachment histories, secure or insecure: safety and security may be sought in eating or in refusal to eat.
The day will be divided between seminar, DVD clips, clinical material, and discussion. There will be opportunities to reflect on the place of food and eating in your own life and in the lives of your clients from an attachment perspective.
For more information and to book a place, please visit our website: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/on-feeding-and-being-fed-attachment-and-food/
About the host
Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a private practice in north London and the West End. She has taught on psychotherapy and counselling trainings for two decades and is an independent trainer specialising in attachment, human development, and object relations.