Attachment, Relationships and Food: From Cradle to Kitchen

Author(s) : Linda Cundy

Attachment, Relationships and Food: From Cradle to Kitchen

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 180
  • Category :
    Attachment Theory
  • Category 2 :
    Eating Disorders
  • Catalogue No : 95747
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367561307
  • ISBN 10 : 0367561301

Reviews and Endorsements

"Attachment and food shape - visibly or invisibly - almost every aspect of our lives. Yet, to my knowledge, this original, readable, creative book is the first to put them on the same plate, subtly exploring their varied resonances (secure attachment) and clashes (insecure varieties). Like attachment-informed psychotherapy itself, food is both indispensably real, and a cultural construct of analogy, metaphor and parable. Cundy's collation deliciously combines both, with significant mental health, spiritual, sociological and political implications. Omnivorous psychotherapists and general readers will find an insightful welcome at her and her co-authors' table." - Prof Jeremy Holmes, MD FRCPsych, University of Exeter, UK.

"This welcome volume of essays from practitioners succeeds in being original and interesting in its attempt to integrate the complex and contradictory relationship we all have with food. Linda Cundy is well known for her perceptive and clinically oriented reflections on attachment; this volume extends the range of her thinking to the ways in which attachment experience and eating behaviour mirror and reveal each other. The clinical focus of the contributions is very useful in a field where research and reflection rarely extend to the difficult issue of how the insight translates into working with clients." - Julia Buckroyd, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

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