• Attachment and Authenticity 04
    Two devastating separations
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    bonding, attachment, wellness
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    The Western medical model makes two devastating separations. We separate the mind from the body. We separate the emotions from the physiology and we separate the individual from the environment so we don’t see how the physiology of people reflects their lifelong emotional experience. And the genes are modulated by the environment. They’re turned on and off by the environment. So the impact of not understanding the unity of emotions and physiology on one hand, and on the other hand the relationship between the individual and the environment, in other words, having a strictly biological model as opposed to what has been called a bio-cycle-social model that recognizes that the biology is important but it also reflects our psychological and social relationships and therefore trying to understand the biology in isolation from the psychological and social environment is futile.