Plasticity

With every book I read I look forward to the nuggets that resonate. I may have heard them before but for some reason they make more sense or have more relevance delivered by that particular author. The ‘nugget’ I want to share today is: “It is also useful to remember that all basic emotional systems are plastic, getting sensitized (stronger) with use and desensitized (weaker) with lack of use. For instance, depression is much more likely to occur in adults who have experienced chronic lack of support and insecurity during childhood. Children who have had a secure base internalize that security for a lifetime.”

The Healing Power of Emotion – by Diana Fosha