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What is Self-Attachment Technique?

Self-Attachment Therapy (SAT) is a self-help method for nurturing positive emotions and attitudes (such as compassion, cheerfulness and creativity), re-processing negative experiences, and developing positive cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal patterns. These goals are achieved through regular daily practice sessions involving reparenting one’s childhood self, reflecting on one’s experiences and belief systems, and exercises to develop and reinforce positive attitudes and patterns.

 In recent decades, we have struggled against a host of existential problems on the planet which range from global warming, environmental crisis, destruction of habitats, accentuation of global and national social inequalities, mental health, substance abuse to international geopolitical conflicts and war, threat of nuclear war and international terrorism. To successfully address our existential problems, we require scalable tools to allow an empowerment of human individuals by enhancing not only our social and emotional intelligence and compassion but also our creativity across the globe within the next few decades. Self-Attachment Therapy (SAT) is an integrative, holistic therapeutic intervention based on the creation of an imaginative affectional bond by the individual with their childhood self that is represented by their childhood photos or avatars or mental imagery. Based on such an affectional bond, SAT is equipped with a host of emotive, cognitive and behavioural protocols that emulate the optimal parent-child interactions to redress early developmental problems and maximize positive affects, minimize negative affects and moderate the arousal level. Participants in the SAT workshops have reported enhanced self-compassion, acceptance of self as well as others, healing from childhood traumas and noticeable increase in daily happiness and creativity among the outcomes of practicing this method.