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  • Writer's pictureGrace Jensen

#12 Building a Lasting Connection Part 1 ft. Dr. Debi Gilmore

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

The magnetic Dr. Debi Gilmore joins Grace Jensen for an episode packed with tools for building and maintaining bonds. We first hear about how Dr. Gilmore’s passion for sharing the truth of attachment theory inspired her to create and teach a groundbreaking workshop called “Building a Lasting Connection”. It has been perfected over the last decade and targets couples in all stages. Participants learn interactively and bond intensely over the course of two days. Register for a workshop or request a workshop be created at You can also visit them on Instagram @buildingalastingconnection.

Grace then takes us back to talking about how attachment theory applies to adults. (14:35) Dr. Gilmore reviews different attachment styles and explains where they come from. (19:00) The two discuss the complexities of communication, as it’s the first step to fulfilling the (marvelously universal) need of connection. (28:00)

Next, Dr. Gilmore teaches Grace the Four Mantras of Love, key concepts to communicate to your partner in order to sustain and strengthen your bond. (32:30) These mantras form the base of a pyramid that will be covered over this and the next episode. The second layer is “the mat,” a tool for slowing and deepening communication. (42:00) Each ring on the physical mat represents a different topic for each partner to share as they physically step on it and move further inward.

This episode is filled with lines you’ll want to write down as quotes and tools you and your partner want to have as soon as possible! You can also listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or TuneIn.

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