Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Attachment Theory Resources: Connecting Biology to Relationship

I promised a few of you I would post some Attachment Theory resources. Here it is just in time for some long-weekend reading. Enjoy!

Many thanks to Chris Walker for sending me the resource list she uses in her practice. She is the psychotherapist who really helped me understand what Attachment looks like in all relationships, not just those with infants. If you want to narrow down the list with respect to academic credibility, look to the following: A Secure Base by John Bowlby, Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt, The Biological Roots of Love by Lauren Lindsey Porter, and Parenting from the Inside Out by Siegal and Hartzell.

Attachment and Conscious Parenting Resources
by Christine A. Walker, LCSW

“The Science of Attachment: The Biological Roots of Love by Lauren Lindsey Porter found at www.naturalchildproject.org
Bruce Lipton on Conscious Parenting in his book Biology of Belief
Google “Conscious Parenting” and “Mindful Parenting” for many resources

“Attachment in the Classroom” by Heather Geddes
“A Secure Base” by John Bowlby
“Inside I’m Hurting: Practical Strategies for Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools” by Louise Michelle Bomber
“Parenting from the Inside Out” by Daniel Siegal and Mary Hartzell
“Magical Parent Magical Child” by Michael Mendizza with Joseph Chilton Pearce
“The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog” by Bruce Perry
“The Connected Child” by Karyn Purvis and others
“The Science of Parenting” by Margot Sunderland (other books at this site at Amazon)
“Trauma Proofing Your Kids” by Peter Levine and Maggie Kline
“Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments” by Alfie Kohn
“Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain” by Sue Gerhardt found at www.whylovematters.com

“Trauma, Brain, & Relationship at www.traumaresources.org 7/08


If you have questions for Christine you can reach her at:

Christine A. Walker, LCSW
408 East Market Street, Suite 204
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Anonymous said...

New article by Lauren Lindsey Porter in this months (May/June 2009) Mothering Magazine. Excellent. Attachment Theory in Everyday Life.

Christine Walker said...

Cynthia, I am so pleased and honored to discover that you have my attachment information on your blog. WOW! I just discovered it while in the process of becoming more tech savy. I would like to invite you and anyone interested to visit my brand new website at www.christinewalkerlcsw.com. As the site states, I remain available for private consultations, and will keep you posted on new presentations which I am giving. Thanks for your support of attachment conscious living. Christine Walker, Therapist