How Attachment Theory and Whacked-Out Hormones Are Connected w/Elizabeth Gillette

What’s attachment theory got to do with hormones?

More than you might think.

If you haven’t heard of attachment theory before, you’re going to learn all about it in today’s episode with Attachment Specialist Elizabeth Gillette.

Fresh off of releasing her new book, Attachment Theory Workbook for Couples, Elizabeth is sharing how our attachments, which are set when we are children, impact us in our daily lives and relationships.

When I first learned about attachment theory a few years ago, my mind was blown! It explained a whole lot about why I acted the way I acted – especially in my romantic relationships – and why I kept participating in the same patterns over and over again.

And the reality is, how we act (or react) in relationships majorly impacts our nervous system on a daily basis. If you’ve been here for a while, you know how nervous system deregulation is a huge underlying issue when it comes to our sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.

Elizabeth and I dive into all of this and more! And she explains the different attachment styles in such a great way that you’ll know yours by the end of the episode.


Elizabeth Gillette, LCSW, is an attachment specialist. In her therapy and coaching practices, she supports her clients in developing secure ways of relating and improving their relationships by breaking old patterns and establishing healthy connections with integrity. Elizabeth is the author of Attachment Theory Workbook for Couples, a resource that offers a framework for understanding attachment theory and interactive exercises and tools individuals and couples can utilize to create expansive, spacious, and connected relationships. Find her at her at her website.

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