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Acclaimed Trust psychotherapist releases third edition of bestselling book

Psychotherapist Dr Graham Music has updated his bestselling book Nurturing Natures, to include research and ideas that consider the impact of modern-day social issues on children’s emotional development.

Cover of the book, blue with text Nuturing Natures third edition by Graham Music

The new edition provides a mixture of the latest scientific knowledge about children’s emotional development, integrating a wealth of up-to-date and classical research from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience, developmental psychology and cross-cultural studies.

The third edition is out this week, and available for purchase on Amazon.

Graham, who has worked as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman for more than 20 years said:

“I am really excited that this book has now gone into its third edition and has been adopted on so many courses. It has been greatly updated, but the core aims have been retained, which is to make the latest thinking on child development, attachment and neuroscience  available in accessible language,  influenced by psychoanalytic and systemic ideas alongside an awareness of cross-cultural issues, the importance of adverse childhood experiences and trauma, and in a way that is easy to read and relevant to practitioners and therapists. I am proud that this book grew out of child development teaching in the psychoanalytic observation course and that there are many of us trying to keep alive the traditions of Bowlby, Ian Suttie and so many more who valued psychoanalytic thinking but also want to link these ideas with the newest and most exciting science.”

Photo of Graham smiling at the camera
Dr Graham Music

The book is written in a style that is accessible to all audiences.

“It’s written in a language that’s easy to make sense of. It cuts to the essential issues whether you’re a parent, psychotherapist, social worker, teacher, whatever disciple you’re in, we can all make use of this research,” said Graham.

Graham recently discussed his book, and related topics when he appeared on the mental health podcast The Journey Home. You can listen to it on Apple podcasts.

This month he also appeared on the BBC Sounds podcast Child, discussing early child development.

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