Cultivate the self-awareness and understanding needed to earn your own secure attachment—so you can approach your life and your relationships with an open heart, a curious mind, and a joyful soul.
Do you feel insecure, jealous, or anxious in your relationships? Do you have a deep fear that people will abandon you? Have you ever stayed in a toxic situation because you didn’t believe you deserved better? If so, you may have an anxious attachment style—a way of coping with difficult situations or emotions that is often rooted in an adverse childhood experience (ACE), such as neglect or abuse. Fortunately, there are ways to heal this anxious attachment, and even transform it into an earned secure attachment.
In this holistic guide, therapist Jennifer Nurick offers a trauma-informed approach grounded in neuroscience, mindfulness, and polyvagal theory to help you feel more secure in who you are; cultivate self-worth, self-trust, and confidence; and approach your life and relationships from a place of calm, clarity, and connectedness. You’ll also learn to release your anxious fear of abandonment, move past reactivity and critical self-talk, and curb the negative impulses that sabotage healthy connections with others and keep you trapped in unhealthy relationships and situations.
An insecure, anxious attachment style often springs from an unmet need for security, calm, and understanding in childhood. But you don’t have to let your past define you. You can build healthy self-awareness, trust, and empathy; as well as the ability to regulate your emotions, respond to stress, solve problems, and form secure and trusting relationships with others. This book will guide you in doing just that.
Jennifer Nurick, MA, is a licensed clinical psychotherapist, energetic healer, author, teacher, and founder of Psychotherapy Central. She specializes in treating people who experience repeating relational issues, as well as those with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), using traditional psychotherapy approaches and newer body-centered and integrative healing methods Learn more at www.psychotherapycentral.health.
“By skillfully guiding us through the emotionally vulnerable terrain and helping us discover our attachment style, this book encourages growth while the child within feels lovingly held. It’s connected, and it’s a unique and enriching read.” —Irina Gladushchenko, director of the International Energetic Healing Association, VET Trainer, and coauthor of the Unfolding Journeys anthology
“Jennifer Nurick has written a powerful and compassionate guide for anyone who struggles with anxious attachment. Drawing on both her personal and professional experience, she offers practical tools and strategies to help you heal from the wounds of insecurity, fear, and doubt. This book will help you transform your relationship with yourself and others, and embrace a more secure and authentic way of living.” —Scott Lyons, holistic psychologist, mind-body medicine specialist, founder of The Embody Lab, and author of Addicted to Drama
“In Heal Your Anxious Attachment, Jennifer Nurick captures the essence of healing an attachment injury. ‘It is the most important relationship I have—the one with myself.’ Much like her Instagram presence, Jennifer helps her readers with gentle exercises and encouraging explanations, guiding each person beyond attachment ‘adaptations’ toward a more secure place within.” —Kelly McDaniel, MA, LPC, author of Ready to Heal and Mother Hunger
~Kelly McDaniel, MA, LPC
“This is a compassionate book full of heart and healing. Jennifer has a deep knowledge of her field. She gives a very accessible account of how we form our attachment styles, and shows us practical and easy-to-follow processes which lead us toward healing. I can highly recommend this book.” —Jane Quayle, BCHC, psychotherapist, and coordinator for the International Focusing Institute
~Jane Quayle, BCHC
“Heal Your Anxious Attachment is a must-read for anyone on a healing journey who is wanting to better understand themselves, and use that understanding to create a more meaningful life and deepen their relationships. With intuitively laid-out explanations for concepts that can be difficult to understand, paired with concrete and helpful exercises, this book forms a template for healing. Jennifer Nurick explores the cornerstones that form the foundation for healing in a way that is beautifully written, easy to understand, and covers a breadth of material, ideas, and exercises not seen in many other books.” —Leah Katz, PhD, clinical psychologist, and author of Gutsy
~Leah Katz, PhD
“This book speaks to the heart of anyone who’s ever felt the pang of relational anxiety and self-doubt. The author doesn’t just tell, she empathetically walks alongside you through every step, leading with her own vulnerability, wisdom, and therapeutic insight. This book doesn’t merely explain theories; it resonates on a deeply emotional level, providing holistic, trauma-informed strategies to guide you toward healing and secure connection.” —Matthias Barker, LMHC, cofounder and CEO of the Trauma Institute
~Matthias Barker, LMHC