Family Footprints – Attachment Patterns & Infant Strategies
Attachment relationships are transitional in nature, infants form adaptive strategies to prevent rejection & abandonment, to ensure protection, survival, and ultimate progeny. Throughout our lifespan we continue to walk the path of our early adaptive relational patterns, a continual cycle of the good, the bad, and the ugly interpersonal connections. Having an awareness of a parent-infant dyadic pattern & strategies can assist families and individuals in building healthier attachment relationships from the womb, infinity, and beyond.
MS (Psych), BS (Psych, Nursing)
Linda Hayes-Cooper is a Perinatal Clinical Psychologist and Pregnancy & Early Parent-Infant Coach. She is passionate about the infants “sense of self” formed through early relational, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive experience. She helps new and expectant families form greater calm, joy, and playfulness through deeper bonding and compassionate connections.
Linda is the founder of Compassionate Early Parenting that advocates for parent & infant mental health, emotional wellbeing from preconception to 3yrs. Linda has over 25 years training and experience within hospital, community and private practice settings. She provides individualized treatments informed by her Clinical Psychology training and additional psychologically minded treatment models, DMM Attachment, Midwifery, Baby whisperer (bonding kind), and Lactation background.
She is the author of an upcoming book: Footprints – bringing awareness of the unconscious intergenerational relationships and experiences, our imprinting on our offspring and means to counteract harm in doing so.