I love this book! As a researcher and a clinician with special interest in trauma, attachment and body-mind connections, I was excited to listen to the audible version of this book. Attachment theory become part of pop psychology and seems to be everywhere in popular media. I often hear phrases: “he is so avoidant” or “she is just ambivalent”, but often there is no clarity about what these ‘labels’ really mean. Often even clinicians use these phrases without real knowledge what they mean and how the research developed regarding attachment theory.
Bethany Saltman wrote a fantastic book which takes you through the history of the development and research of attachment theory via her personal journey.
I share Bethany’s excitement and enthusiasm about Mary Ainsworth , Bolwby , Mary Main and others who brought amazing and essential research to us. I also share the enthusiasm about the Adult Attachment Interview that I am qualified coder for and offer this unique service in my practice.
If your are interested either as a practitioner or as someone who is interested how we work and hw does attachment influances our life through generations, I suggest to read this book. The only problem with the book is that I did not write it 🙂