Danger and comfort will be explored on 5 & 7 January 2021 from the perspective of the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM). We will work on building out the DMM Danger List, start a comfort list, and talk about how danger subjectively differs between attachment patterns.
The DMM describes how a child’s experience of the way their parent protects them from danger directly impacts their information processing and memory function in adulthood. Attachment science nicely delineates how danger is subjectively perceived based on bias in information processing. The two attachment patterns, cognitive (A-patterns, dismissing, avoidant…) and affective (C-patterns, enmeshed, ambivalent…) perceive relationship danger quite oppositely. The only comprehensive list of attachment dangers is on the Conflict Science Institute DMM Danger List page. In this session, we will build out this list.
We will also challenge DMM Dangers. Is compromise always a danger for people who use C-strategies? Is “not doing the right thing” always a danger for people using A-strategies?
Join us to share your thoughts and experiences about what is dangerous to the various attachment patterns, what are age salient dangers, and what are universal dangers. What better way to start 2021 than with a close brush with danger, and a little comfort!
Date: Tuesday, 5 January 2021 (live), and on Thursday, 7 January 2021 (live)
Length: 60+ minutes
Host/Facilitator: Mark Baumann
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
Session times: Times listed below, PLEASE NOTE, some computer calendars do not automatically handle the time zone conversion correctly.
Session A (live) (EU/US/India): Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (noon in Miami; 5:00 p.m. in London; 9:00 p.m. in New Delhi; midnight in Bangkok.)
Session B (live) (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday, 7 January 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in Seattle (4:00 p.m. in Miami; 9:00 p.m. in London; and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 8:00 a.m. in Sydney. (AUS/ASIA participants should confirm the start time.)
DMM Coffee House continues in 2021, with sessions on parenting, therapy techniques, somatic symptoms, sex, and history of attachment.