Theory. Attachment therapy is a treatment used primarily with fostered or adopted children who have behavioral difficulties, sometimes severe, but including disobedience and perceived lack of gratitude or affection for their caregivers. The children's problems are ascribed to an inability to attach to their new parents, because of suppressed rage due to past maltreatment and abandonment. However, I believe that some clients and some therapists are able to engage in touch and holding therapy without becoming diverted from the basic therapeutic purpose of the activity. We know little or nothing about what is going on in this arena because it is too dangerous for anyone to talk about.
Holding therapy is a practice described and recommended in the book Holding Time, by Martha afterworld.info consists of forced holding by a therapist or parent until the child stops resisting or until a fixed time period has elapsed; sometimes the child is not released until there is eye contact. Coercive Restraint Therapies: A Dangerous Alternative Mental Health Intervention dyadic synchronous bonding, holding therapy, rage reduction therapy, and Z-therapy. but the child is.
I believe that is one of the valid reasons why some believe that holding in therapy can be dangerous. in many ways, allowing themselves to be a child once again. Children never require sexual touch and a healthy adult does not need to have sex with a child. On the biologic level, alone, it does not make any sense. So, a therapist.