Author Archive | Barry Weinhold

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What is Developmental Trauma?

Developmental trauma is caused by energetic disconnects between the child and mother during the first year of a child’s life. More severe disconnects can be classified as developmental shock, and less severe disconnects as developmental stress. Developmental trauma and developmental shock significantly disrupt children’s cognitive, neurological and psychological development and their ability to trust and attach to adult caregivers. […]

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Barry and Janae Weinhold

Our Laboratory

Our relationship became our laboratory. As many of you know, we’ve been researching, identifying, treating and writing about developmental trauma for more than 30 years. Much of our work in this area, of course, comes from digging into and clearing our own individual and family patterns of relational trauma. It has been a very demanding […]

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Developmental Systems Theory: The Foundation of Our Work

We call the theory that serves as the foundation for all our work,  Developmental Systems Theory (DST). Based on what we were learning in our relationship laboratory, we started a heuristic research project on how to facilitate evolution in all human systems by focusing first on understanding optimal individual development. Then over a period of about […]

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