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ERIC Number: EJ1123867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Mindfulness, Emotional Availability, and Emotional Attachment: Three Pillars of Daily Practice
Biringen, Zeynep; Closson, Lia; Derr-Moore, Abigail; Pratt, Deborah; Pybus, Kylie; Saunders, Hannah; Warren, Virginia; Lucas-Thompson, Rachel G.; Harman, J. J.; Neu, Madalynn
ZERO TO THREE, v36 n2 p22-28 Nov 2015
Caregiver-child relationships offer the first opportunity for a healthy start and the possibility for a secure attachment. Balanced and healthy dyadic emotional communication is referred to as "emotional availability" (EA; Biringen, Robinson, & Emde, 1998). EA in a family is enhanced when there is lower stress, often addressed through meditations. In addition, EA is facilitated when a family is aware of the impact of intergenerational issues and current attachment with one's child. Here, we describe these three pillars of our work (EA, attachment, and mindfulness) and put forth the idea that these are all practices that should be done on a daily basis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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