Dan Hughes and Jon Baylin describe this as the repeated painful experience of care being rejected, which leads to the adult’s care-giving systems starting to shut down so as to avoid the painful experience. We are all human and our physiology kicks in to protect us. It is so important to find ways of keeping our minds and hearts open in order to help children on the journey to learned security.
Reflective space is made up of attachment-informed, trauma-sensitive sessions that offer professionals protected time to connect, reflect and learn within a safe and confidential space.
The TouchBase team are also available for one-off consultations on any aspect of working with troubled children and young people.