Build stronger relationships with strategies grounded in attachment theory
Attachment theory explores the different ways we develop connections with others. If you’re searching for a way to create stronger, healthier, and more authentic relationships with the people you love, The Attachment Theory Workbook can help. It’s your guide to understanding your own attachment style and exploring actionable exercises to improve honesty, intimacy, and communication with your partner, family, or close friends.
This workbook offers:
The basics of attachment theory―Find a comprehensive overview of the Anxious, Avoidant, and Secure attachment styles, with self-assessments that help you understand which ones apply to you.
Active strategies for healing―Develop your relationship skills with exercises like listing what you love about someone, and answering questions about how hypothetical scenarios make you feel.
For yourself and others―This expert advice helps you explore your own attachment style as well as identify the attachment style of others, so you can better understand their perspective.
Lay the foundation for strong and lasting relationships with The Attachment Theory Workbook.
From the Publisher:
These exercises are for couples as well as family members and friends, acknowledging all kinds of close personal relationships.
Get a general overview of how attachment theory works, and how to identify and understand the three main attachment styles.
Whether you’re in the midst of a turbulent time or just trying to relate to others more positively, this book offers guidance via everything from journaling to questionnaires.
Popular Highlights in this book:
Your attachment style is essentially a blueprint of your basic assumptions about safety and trust.
You’re driven by your desire to connect, which often means you overfocus on the other person, always putting them first, while feeling unhappy about your own needs not being met. You want to give and receive, with maximum connection — Highlighted by 1265 lBooks & Co readers.
“The Attachment Theory Workbook will be helpful to individuals and couples interested in learning more about how attachment theory can be applied in their lives. Its simple exercises can be done quickly, and should give readers a better sense of their preferred style of relating to others, as well as suggest what self-improvement path they may wish to embark upon.”—Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, author of We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love
“This workbook provides a warm and welcoming invitation to recognize the attachment style in ourselves and the important people in our lives and to move toward security in ourselves and our relationships. Written with clarity and compassion, The Attachment Theory Workbook offers helpful information, relatable examples, and many practical exercises for positive change.”—David Elliott, Ph.D., co-author of Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair
“The Attachment Theory Workbook is fabulous! It drills down on everything you need to know about attachment theory in order to use it in your own life. Finally, a useful set of exercises for old and young alike! I highly recommend this workbook for anyone who has questions about why their relationships are the way they are.”—Cheryl Cohen Greene, DHS, author of An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner
“If you are confused about a relationship, or wonder if you can heal your attachment wounds, Annie Chen will take your hand and walk you through this complex terrain in the safest and wisest way possible. Her approach always places the values of safety, security, and respectful connection at the forefront of successful relationships.”—Dr. Aline LaPierre, Founder/Director, The NeuroAffective Touch Institute
“The Attachment Theory Workbook is the best resource I’ve seen for people wanting to understand their attachment style and how it affects their relationships. It’s well-written, helpful, and fun to work with. I would recommend it to anyone.”—Tim Desmond, author of How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World
“The Attachment Theory Workbook is much needed for all kinds of significant relationships, romantic and otherwise, offering practical exercises for insights and actions for improving all relationships.”—Shalini Dayal, MFT
“The Attachment Theory Workbook offers a detailed and practical application of attachment theory. It helps readers identify their own attachment style and those of others. And it shows how to apply this information to better understand relationships and how to improve them.”—John Grey, PhD author of Five-Minute Relationship Repair
About the Author:
ANNIE CHEN is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice focused on working with couples in Oakland, California. If you would like to receive updates from Annie or work with her, visit www.attachmentquiz.com.