Belonging and Attachment – Developing Empathy

Empathy for others can help us to develop a less exclusive form of belonging based on a positive, rather than negative, foundation. Negative Approach to Belonging Sometimes belonging develops because of having something negative in common – a common enemy, hating the same things, or having the same dislikes. In families with Insecure Attachment, members can [...]

Belonging and Attachment – Our Need to Belong

“ A sense of belonging is a human need, just like the need for food and shelter.” - Karen Hall Ph.D. A Sense of Belonging Feeling belonging and acceptance can foster the ability to enjoy Secure Attachment in a safe and accepting environment. According to Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary, in their 1995 study, a sense [...]