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Answers to your most
common questions

Answers to your most
common questions


What is the difference between an attachment disturbance and an attachment disorder?

An attachment disturbance is characterized by a series of behaviors that play out in certain relationships/social situations that trigger your attachment system (i.e. you are on a date with someone who is avoidant; his or her dismissive behavior activates your preoccupied attachment style). An attachment disturbance is not something you bring with you in every social context. Instead, it’s what gets activated by particular triggers within social interactions.

For example, an attachment disturbance is not something you bring on a date; rather, it might get activated during your date. In contrast, an attachment disorder manifests as a pervasive way of being and behaving across every relationship.

What is the difference between Avoidant & Dimissing Attachment?

The original attachment styles differentiated between children. The correct term is dismissing attachment in adults and avoidant attachment in children. The problem is that no one knows this, so for the sake of making our website and blog fit with popular culture we’ve used both terms.

What are the difference between childhood attachment styles and adult attachment styles?

Adult attachment styles:

  • Dismissing
  • Preoccupied
  • Disorganized
  • Secure

Children attachment styles

Press & Media

How do I schedule an interview with one of your psychologists?

We would be happy to discuss any press opportunities with you. Please send us a message with relevant details via our contact page.

Where can I find The Attachment Project on social media?

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Course Logistics

Who was this course created for?

This course is aimed at the general public as an introduction to attachment. We want to improve the health and well-being of individuals who have a hard time dealing with uncomfortable feelings, communication and self esteem. 

Are the course sessions live or pre-recorded?

The course videos are pre-recorded and there is a full inventory for your reference.

Does this course replace therapy?

This course is not a replacement for therapy. We highly recommend you work with a licensed therapist if you think you have an attachment disturbance.

How long does it take to complete the course?

All of our online courses are self paced. With that in mind, our online courses include between 1 and 4 hours of comprehensive lectures and exercises to help with training secure attachment. After the course ends, we recommend you to continue practicing the exercises regularly.


What is your refund policy?

We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with all courses offered by The Attachment Project for up to 7 days. If one of our products fails to meet your expectation for any reason, simply contact us.

Do you offer special rates for businesses or teams?

Please send us a direct message and we will be happy to discuss a solution that meets your company’s needs.


To whom can I send feedback or suggestions?

We are always happy to receive suggestions that could help us improve user experience in the future. Contact us. Please be aware that we cannot respond individually to every message, though we do read the content.

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