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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)

The Connection Playbook is the ultimate relationship manual for anyone seeking to forge genuine, vulnerable, and meaningful connections with their spouse, family members, friends, and others. Whether you constantly catch yourself in repetitive arguments with your partner, struggle with parenting a difficult child, endure constant criticism from your parent, grapple with the aftermath of hurting a dear friend, or struggle to forgive someone who has caused you pain, this transformative guide holds the answers. The Connection Playbook is both deeply relevant and immediately practical, offering illuminating exercises at the end of each chapter. This book is an invitation to transform how we relate to others, unburden ourselves from the weight of unresolved conflicts, and embrace the transformative power of authentic connections. 📖 Inside, you'll discover: 🗣️ Difficult Discussions: Learn strategies and techniques to navigate tough conversations with grace and empathy. 🧘 Managing Triggers: Explore how to identify and manage emotional triggers that can hinder meaningful connections. 🤔 Asking Skillful Questions: Uncover the power of asking the right questions to foster understanding and connection. 🚫 Overcoming Blame and Judgment: Gain insights on how to let go of blame and judgment, creating space for compassion and connection. 🎉 What's Included? 📖 The Main Book: A comprehensive exploration of connection, featuring insights, stories, and expert advice on these and other vital topics. 🎧 7 Hours of Audio: Immerse yourself in the content with in-depth audio guides for each chapter. 📹 4 Hours of Video: Access exclusive video content to enhance your understanding.
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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