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Dr. Judy Ho Presents at TEDxReno about How Attachment Influences Self-Image

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If negative thoughts lead you to self-sabotage, experience imposter syndrome, or cope unhealthily with stress, you're not alone. Neuropsychologist, author, and GSEP Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Judy Ho explains why our brains naturally lean towards negativity and how it's adaptive. She explores ways to transform your thinking to boost daily productivity, joy, and resilience. In this talk, she delves into how the four attachment styles developed in early childhood (secure, avoidant, anxious, and disorganized) lay the groundwork for our core beliefs, and presents ten practical methods to reparent your inner child, igniting positivity and healing.

Dr. Judy Ho, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPdN, is a Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, a tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine University, and an author. Her books include "Stop Self-Sabotage" (HarperCollins, 2019), "I’ll Give it to Your Straight-ish" (Flashpoint, 2021), and "The New Rules of Attachment" (Hachette, 2024). She specializes in neuropsychological assessments, appears as an expert on various media platforms, and conducts research to enhance mental health care. She integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her practice.

You can watch Dr. Ho's TEDx talk below.