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Paperback Details
  • 09/2023
  • 979-8-9885720-1-5
  • 282 pages
  • $19.95
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2023
  • 979-8-9885720-2-2
  • 282 pages
  • $26.95
Ebook Details
  • 09/2023
  • 979-8-9885720-3-9
  • 282 pages
  • $7.99
Audio Details
  • 09/2023
  • 282 pages
  • $19.95
Andy Chaleff
Author
The Connection Playbook
Andy Chaleff, author

Adult; Self-Help, Sex & Relationships, Psychology, Philosophy, Fashion; (Market)

Are you stuck in a cycle of repetitive arguments with your partner? Do parenting challenges, critical family dynamics, or past hurts in friendships weigh on you? The Connection Playbook is your essential guide to transforming these relationships into deep, meaningful connections. 

This guide is meticulously crafted to help you navigate the complexities of relationships-whether with your spouse, children, parents, friends, or colleagues. Each chapter provides not only insightful narratives but also practical exercises designed to foster vulnerability, understanding, and genuine connection.

Key Benefits of Reading this Book:

🗣️ Difficult Discussions: Master the art of navigating tough conversations with empathy and finesse.

🧘 Managing Triggers: Learn to identify and handle emotional triggers that can disrupt connections.

🤔 Asking Skillful Questions: Discover how the right questions can deepen understanding and enhance relationships.

🚫 Overcoming Blame and Judgment: Develop strategies to replace blame and judgment with compassion, paving the way for meaningful interactions.

What's Included?

📖 The Main Book: Dive deep into the science and soul of creating strong connections with expert advice and transformative insights.

🎧 7 Hours of Audio Content: Engage with each topic on-the-go through detailed audio guides for each chapter.

📹 4 Hours of Video Material: Access exclusive video content that brings key concepts to life and enhances your learning experience.

The Connection Playbook is more than just a book; it's an invitation to change how you relate to others, to free yourself from the burden of unresolved conflicts, and to embrace the power of real connections. 

Whether you're looking to improve your personal life, enhance your professional relationships, or simply understand more about the human condition, this book is your gateway to a world of new possibilities.

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot/Idea: The Connection Playbook is an enlightening and potentially transformative book that delves deeply into how humans connect with one another. Chaleff's all-encompassing and forward-thinking book draws on his own personal experiences to guide people in establishing meaningful bonds and relationships.

Prose: Chaleff's comforting and informative tone strikes a neat balance that is endearing and inspiring.

Originality: The Connection Playbook has the potential to help people forge stronger relationships and embrace their inner emotions. The balance struck between engaging storytelling and useful practical exercises is a powerful combination, resulting in an insightful, interactive and educational text.

Character/Execution: Chaleff has a knack for highlighting people's feelings and identifying how to make transformative improvements. He excellently draws on real life situations that help illustrate potentially complex issues.

Blurb: A compelling and comprehensive study of the human connection.

Date Submitted: January 23, 2024

Reviews
This upbeat guidebook to strengthening and maintaining relationships from Chaleff (author of The Wounded Healer) goes beyond the romantic to explore how to spark genuine, substantial, enduring connections with others in all different types of relationships, from friends to family to collaborators and beyond. Urging readers to understand the importance of trust and respect when forming bonds, and offering clear-eyed insight and exercises to develop the self-awareness it takes to be supportive, less judgemental, and better at not taking things personally, The Connection Playbook is an invitation to transform how readers relate to others, resolve conflicts, and above all embrace authentic connections where all involved feel supported, respected, and capable of navigating difficult conversations without defensiveness.

The Connection Playbook advises not only on how to become the person one wants to be, seeing those one cares about through the “lens of love” and communicating with intent and clarity, but also how to avoid perpetuating unhealthy cycles. “If we’re not conscious of what lies behind our triggers, we can turn into the very people we try our best not to be,” Chaleff notes. To that end, Chaleff offers original strategies, techniques, and clarifying examples exploring how to face challenging moments in relationships—like flashpoint interactions that could lead to conflict—with grace and empathy. Relevant and practical exercises are found at the end of each chapter, reinforcing concepts like viewing mistakes as “moments to create connection.”

This warm, illuminating guide is a toolbox for building relationships, enhancing professional connections, and simply understanding more of the world around you–and understanding your own triggers, defensiveness, and responsibilities in relationships as well. Chaleff persuasively argues that “if we can’t see how we create barriers between ourselves and others, we have no way of dealing with those barriers.” With clear eyes and an open heart, The Connection Playbook deftly demonstrates how to create healthy attachment styles at a time when people feel increasingly distant.

Takeaway: Original, informative guide to building relationships on trust and respect.

Comparable Titles: David Bradford and Carole Robin’s Connect, Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas’s When Sorry Isn’t Enough.

Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Kirkus Reviews [Given "Get It" Status]

"Chaleff presents a thoughtful guide on how to forge new connections and improve existing ones... In this book, the author presents readers with a "playbook" for how to navigate connections in their everyday lives. He uses personal anecdotes and concrete and familiar real-world examples to explain his ideas, resulting in a straightforward read."

"In a world that's slowly emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, during which many people struggled with building and maintaining relationships, this book is a must-read."

Literary Titan [Five Stars ★★★★★ / Awarded Gold Medallion]

"The Connection Playbook is more than just a book—it's an invaluable guide for those yearning for richer, more meaningful relationships. It serves as a beacon for introspective individuals, psychology enthusiasts, and professionals alike. I commend Chaleff on this enlightening work and eagerly await his future contributions to the field."

US Review [Given "RECOMMEND" Status]

"Though exceedingly meaningful as a relationship manual, Chaleff's work is far greater. In short, it is a commentary on understanding human behavior at its root level, a sort of cleansing and rewiring of the responses to the inevitable thoughts that inundate the vessel that is the mind."

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 09/2023
  • 979-8-9885720-1-5
  • 282 pages
  • $19.95
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2023
  • 979-8-9885720-2-2
  • 282 pages
  • $26.95
Ebook Details
  • 09/2023
  • 979-8-9885720-3-9
  • 282 pages
  • $7.99
Audio Details
  • 09/2023
  • 282 pages
  • $19.95
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