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Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan Coaching, Training and Consulting

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When I am contemplating something or have learned something worth sharing I will post it here.

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Dealing with someone with Coercive/Anxious Attachment

Posted by Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan on April 25, 2022 at 8:20 AM Comments comments ()


To begin I want to explain that Coercive Attachment is the name given to Anxious Attachment in the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and it is used to describe the 8 attachment strategies used by someone with Coercive Attachment to get their attachment needs met. This can range from disarming behaviour to punishin...

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Understanding the DMM of Attachment

Posted by Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan on April 4, 2022 at 7:45 AM Comments comments ()

I have been interested in Attachment Theory since I studied it as part of my degree in Sociology back in 2007. When studying the Family it made complete sense to me that our feelings of safety and perception of danger could influence our personality and how we interact in all our rel...

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Pondering Parts-work and developing self-awareness.

Posted by Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan on March 21, 2022 at 11:10 AM Comments comments ()

I haven't written a blog post in while. Partly because I was busy recording videos and partly because I got a bit burnt out with writing whilst I was doing my dissertation. But here I am finally getting around to one again.

This one is short one and is really a pondering on my part about wh...

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Self-love exercise

Posted by Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan on July 9, 2021 at 5:25 AM Comments comments ()

Here's the link to my YouTube video of the self-love exercise" target="_blank">

Just the Way You Are Self-Acceptance Exercise

Posted by Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan on July 7, 2021 at 8:55 AM Comments comments ()

My blog has been out of action for a while due to some technical difficulties with my service provider. Thankfully it is back now and so I am haoping to post more regularly again. I have a new video on Friday on Facebook and Instagram with a self-love and self-acceptance exercise for all of you out there with a harsh inner criti...

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YouTube video series Video 1

Posted by Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan on June 24, 2021 at 9:45 AM Comments comments ()

Check out my video series on YouTube" target="_blank"> Under the Circumstances You're Totally Frickin' Normal This is the link to video one in the series.

Love of Learning

Posted by Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan on August 29, 2019 at 3:15 AM Comments comments ()

I remember about 4 years ago attending some training and we were asked to discuss with someone beside us, what our goals for the future were. I have one goal that rarely changes even if the specifics of it do and that is to continue to study. I mentioned that I wanted to go back to study and do a Masters. The person was...

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Exploring Authenticity

Posted by Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan on July 26, 2019 at 7:05 AM Comments comments ()

Firstly, I want to apologies for the lack of blog posts recently. I know many of you have been very supportive in the past reading my posts. This year has been taken up with study for my MSc and so my usual time spent writing on a Friday has been spent reading and researching instead. Anyway, here̵...

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