Emotional Availability

Books

Raising a secure child: Creating emotional availability between you and your child (paperback)

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This book is for a general audience and describes emotional attachment and emotional availability and the link between these two ideas and well-researched assessment systems.  The focus is on describing how to recognize a secure attachment and the 3 forms of insecure attachment, as well as offers beginning ideas on how to correct problems of emotional attachment and emotional availability.

Both Raising a Secure Child and the Universal Language of Love (described below) are used as reading for the EA interventions (Book Club format), conducted by a professional.

ULL imageTHE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF LOVE: ASSESSING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH THE SCIENCE OF EMOTIONAL AVAILABILITY (Hardcover) 2009

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This book is for a general audience as well and introduces the Emotional Availability (EA) Scales to a general audience interested in relationships. Unlike Raising a Secure Child, this book focuses not only on parent-child relationships, but also on equal-partner relationships (peer-peer, adult-adult, teen-teen, adult child-parent) and leader-constituent relationships (leader of an organization for children/families, interventionists working with children/families, as well as all manner of leaders). The EA Scales are applied to these 3 different types of relationships and readers are shown how to assess so that they know (at an informal level) the emotional health in any particular relationship. One needs to understand “where” a relationship is in terms of emotional availability in order to move it to a higher level.