• Essential Joseph Chilton Pearce 08
    Birth and Bonding
    bonding, birth, mothering, parenting
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    The bond is established at conception and represents an unbroken expanding relationship between the developing human being and the environment, the primary environment being the mother resonating her relationship or bond with her environment. If the bond is not reconfirmed at birth, leaving the baby lost, confused, abandoned, there follows a series of compensatory survival reactions. The first to suffer is prefrontal cortex. This structure will not develop in the same way as if the bond, being the safe, nurturing place, had been maintained. So too with the intelligence of the heart, which must take its cues from the heart field of the mother. And so it is with all the other unfolding capacities.