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Why do we experience recurring struggles in our relationships? And why do traumatic events - such as a physical injury, emotional threat, loss of a loved one, or other life crisis - so often awaken or amplify our sense of fear, anger, isolation, or helplessness?

From our earliest years, teaches Diane Poole Heller, we develop an attachment style that follows us through life, replaying in our intimate relationships, with our children, and at work. And traumatic events can deeply affect that core relational blueprint.

With Healing Your Attachment Wounds, a pioneer in attachment theory and trauma resolution brings together these two fields to help us understand and benefit from their complementary principles and methods.

This in-depth audio learning program sheds light on the three styles of insecure attachment - Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized - and the ideal fourth style of Secure attachment, where we enjoy a foundation of safety, adaptability, and intimacy with others.

The good news is that we can change, regardless of our early or current life experiences.

"As we heal and move toward Secure attachment," teaches Heller, "we become aware of triggers and patterns in our relationships. Our nervous system learns to be more regulated. Things don't throw us off so easily. And we open our capacity to love and experience greater compassion."

Through key principles, examples, and practical exercises, this program invites you to begin your own healing journey toward healthy vulnerability, wholeness, and connection with others.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Diane Poole Heller (P)2017 Sounds True

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A great resource

A very perceptive and succinct account of the attachment struggles we face in our relationships, including they’re origins and physiological processes. Very thorough and thoughtful and I would highly recommend to anyone experiencing relationship insecurity from childhood attachment wounding

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Highly recommended!

I have had reasonable understanding of attachment types through my work however have gained a much deeper appreciation of the patterns though listening to this audio book. The questions and exercises were also practical and beneficial. I have been telling many people of this valuable resource.

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  • Katerina
  • 17-12-2017

Awesome Narration

Book is a really lively summary of attachment theory, plus new insights that I didn’t gain from the popular Attached book. Her narration is very authentic, as if she’s talking to you in person or teaching a lecture, not just dryly reading text. Highly recommend!

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  • Matt
  • 05-12-2017

Superb!

This is an excellent overview of trauma, healing and flourishing as a human from the attachment perspective. I've listened to a lot of other works about attachment, Stan Tatkin, Dan Siegel, Kinnison, Levine and Heller, Sue Johnson, etc, and this is one of my favorites. Just finished listening to it and looking forward to listening a second time. I found Diane Poole Heller's voice very pleasant. Highly recommended!

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  • M Scott
  • 01-01-2018

check yourself before you wreck yourself

I've heard it said that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Not just intimate relationships but any and all of them - in which the common denominator is you. If you have tried and failed repeatedly in your interpersonal history then you should examine your attachment functioning and manifest behavior in fine detail. Every interaction you ever have in life adds up, like raindrops - will the outcome be a powerful deep river that gauges into the bedrock or a scattered squall that dissipates across the barren plains?
Diane's work here will show you not who you are, but how you are - the hidden, reactive, maladaptive parts of your psychology that drive your behavior and lead to relationship difficulties. And some clues on how to correct these.

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  • Monica
  • 08-12-2017

Exceptional!

Diane is a master in her field. I loved the clarity that she brings to the subject, and the myriad of examples that she offers. Her delivery is ecceptional. It was as if I was having a conversation with her, not listening to a lecture. I strongly recommend this audio.

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  • Weronika Anasz
  • 12-12-2018

Deeply healing

The narrator’s voice as well as content made this book a much needed ‘pool of calm’ during relationship troubles.

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  • Carol Camp
  • 09-11-2018

just what i needed

such an incredible resource and great reading by the author. so grateful to have found this 🙏

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  • Rachel
  • 28-09-2018

Highly Recommended

I love how much time she devoted to discussing the fearful avoidant/dismissive attachment style. Excellent book, it has helped me move forward in my own healing.

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  • Aasa Bergem
  • 03-08-2018

Everybody should read this.

Such a valuable book with insights we will all need in our lives. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-2018

Very healing and caring book

Diane Poole Heller is so knowledgeable and not at all superficial, as some of the books here may be.
It is clear that she has a vast knowledge from her own clinical practice and research that poors in to the text.
And the exercises are amazingly good. It's not just talk but also practice, which I like very much: you just dont get anywhere from just listen, you have to do the work to change.

My only regret is that this is the only one - I could listen to many more books from her - even more in-depth. For example relating to each attachment style or other topics.

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  • SassyZephyr
  • 29-06-2018

Very Useful, concrete information

Loved this book! You simply must just read it! Diane Poole Heller, PhD is very knowledgeable and helpful. As I listened, I felt like she was sitting here, in front of me, like my own therapist, working with me. She is insightful and delivers her message with grace, compassion, and humor. Thank you for sharing your research and knowledge with the world!

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  • gw
  • 03-12-2017

practical approach to attachment styles

What made the experience of listening to Healing Your Attachment Wounds the most enjoyable?

Diane Poole-Heller's expertise and enthusiasm for the subject makes it a pleasant and engaging listening experience. Absolutely loved it.
Cleverly presented, instead of a comprehensive theory of each attachment styles Diane Poole-Heller draws on her experience and with a few questions she helps the listener to get a sense of each style. From there she introduces each style more with drawing a picture and examples, of how this looks like. There are exercises to help ourselves to overcome some of the challenges of certain attachment adaptations.... what is helpful to move towards secure attachment and yes, how this relates to adult relationships. Points to be aware of, how we can help each other,
I really liked that she has included a chapter on disorganised attachment. Such an important topic if we are to understand people who have had challenging child hood experiences... an understanding many therapists, doctors... and society at large would benefit from

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  • ec21
  • 21-10-2018

Awesome

Great information on attachment wounds, how they form, how to recognise them in yourself and others, and most importantly, what to do to heal and move towards a healthy attachment style.

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  • MxHarris
  • 07-09-2018

The missing piece

Everyone should know this. Incredibly invaluable for those wanting high quality relationships. I've learnt so much about relationships over the years, but a recent breakup, which I found very traumatising, lead me to seek this out. I'm so much better informed now and very hopeful and reassured.

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  • Irene Billeter Sauter
  • 05-06-2018

Great insights!

Great insights in and explanations of, among others, avoidant attachment patterns and outlining of options about how to address them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-05-2018

insightful

great book for understanding attachment and on a practical level.
it is great that the author is also the narrator. makes for an authentic and compassionate listen