Attachment and Relationships

An introduction to attachment theory and how it affects personal relationships with others.

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Understanding Your Attachment Style

Information about infant and adult attachment styles.

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The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds

Author: John Bowlby

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Status Anxiety

Author: Status Anxiety

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A Secure Base – Understanding Attachment

Web page from the University of East Anglia about attachment. A good brief introduction to the theory.

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Attachment Styles and Relationships

A reasonably light article written by a clinical psychologist about attachment styles in adulthood, and how they impact upon relationships. It’s mainly aimed at personal, particularly intimate relationships, but is nonetheless easy to read and quite relevant to this tip potentially.

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The Still Face Experiment

A moving little video that shows just how important attunement and attachment are in relationships.

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The importance of attachment

Video from YouTube with Jon Allen (Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine), discussing the basics of attachment theory and how it is linked to mental health

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This site is maintained by two individuals who wear more than one hat – be it consultant, psychologist or psychotherapist – so you should expect to find a wide range of materials that are all about how people learn, perform and grow. Chris and Jackie founded Sixth Sense Consulting Ltd in 2010. We provide assessment, leadership development, team building, career transition, psychotherapy, and wellbeing services to individuals and organisations. Our aim is to share materials and resources we use in our day to day work with others in a digestible and practical format.


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