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The Power of Attachment

By: Diane Poole Heller PhD,Peter A. Levine
Narrated by: Emily Durante
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From our earliest years, we develop an attachment style that follows us through life, replaying in our daily emotional landscape, our relationships, and how we feel about ourselves. And in the wake of a traumatic event - such as a car accident, severe illness, loss of a loved one, or experience of abuse - that attachment style can deeply influence what happens next. 

In The Power of Attachment, Dr. Diane Poole Heller, a pioneer in attachment theory and trauma resolution, shows how overwhelming experiences can disrupt our most important connections - with the parts of ourselves within, with the physical world around us, and with others. 

The good news is that we can restore and reconnect at all levels, regardless of our past. 

Here, you'll learn key insights and practices to help you restore the broken connections caused by trauma; get embodied and grounded in your body; integrate the parts of yourself that feel wounded and fragmented; emerge from grief, fear, and powerlessness to regain strength, joy, and resiliency; and reclaim access to your inner resources and spiritual nature.

©2019 Diane Poole Heller; foreword copyright 2019 by Peter A. Levine (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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I now know more about attachment in relationships

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I now have an understand of how my past attachment patterns may have influenced me in forming relationships or the lack there of. I feel I now have knowledge that will help me form better relationships. Thank you Diane, thank you Peter.

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Excellent

Another extraordinary informative book by Dr. Diane Poole Heller who never disappoints. I strongly recommend it.

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Sheeesh

Welll this book unlocked a whole new super power of mine “Disorganized Attachment” lol. I truly never understood why I felt the way I did with people but knew it was trauma based. This book gently helped me understand myself in relationship and what’s needed for me to succeed in a relationship.

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Life-changing

This book has helped me make positive steps in my life and helped me better understand, and thus, empower myself.

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Best self-help/relationship book ever!

Literally this book is Word for Word what I needed to hear about my childhood and those that I love around me. Some how each chapter was relevant to part of the relationships I am in. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to grow in understanding of why your are situational environment growing up is affecting you today and how to heal from wounds you may not of even realized you had from that point in your life.

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::sigh:: As usual, psychology is somewhat competent at identifying the problems and their sources, but they've got nothing but weak sauce for any treatments or cures. Why read this book when you could read the primary sources by Levine and Heller?

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"good vs evil", "innate spirituality"

I was looking for scientific, evidence-based instruction. I'm 12 minutes in and there has been nothing but New Age superstition. I lost track of how many times the author repeated "innate spirituality" and also mentioned "connecting to God" and the "higher self". Perhaps there could be more substance later on but frankly I don't want to wade through the WASPy humor and "good vs evil" nonsense to get there.

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Powerful

After years of therapy, I guess attachment as a singular subject was not something I fully grasped or had a lot of exposure to as a concept. Still trying to process this. I have gotten to an age where remembering wounds and events are harder as they feel and seem distant. This largely a good thing but makes processing things more problematic. It is very powerful to know that there is still the possibility of resolving issues by the processes described in this book. I feel like a door was cracked open and there is so much more to explore. Yet, I found the narration very disconcerting. I listen while driving and Google Maps AI voice interrupts intermittently. The voice performance seems unnatural and mirrored by the AI voice of Google Maps. The narration is unnaturally sped up and with unnatural over pronounced words at times. I found this an unnerving experience.

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Very practical and hopeful

Very practical and hopeful. No judgment and leads to better understanding. Would come back to listen often.

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Excellent Content, Robotic Narrator

Building on the book Attached, this book provides a deeper understanding of Attachment issues with concrete questions to ask oneself about their own attachment issues, as well as their partner's. The narrator, unfortunately, sounds like a robot, but once you can settle into Chapter 1, the voice gets better.