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The third edition of Overeaters Anonymous, OA's Brown Book, includes forty never-before-published, personal stories by recovering OA members from around the world the founder's story the complete text of ""Our Invitation to You"" an all-new Appendix,""The Role of a Plan of Eating in Recovery from Compulsive Eating"" by a dietitian specializing in addictive and compulsive eating disorders the book's original three appendices,""A Disease of the Mind,"" ""A Disease of the Body,"" and ""A Disease of the Spirit"" and a new Forward by an eating-disorder treatment professional
Once upon a time, there lived a happy family called the Maitlands. Iain, the father, was a writer. Tracey, the mother, worked at a nearby school. They had three bright and charming children, Michael, Sophie and Adam. It looked like the perfect family life. Until October 2012, when Iain received a message. Michael had been taken to hospital. Years of depression, anxiety and anorexia had taken their toll, and he had pneumonia and a collapsed lung. The doctors weren't sure if he would make it. Told with humour and frankness through Michael's diary entries and Iain's own reflections, Out of the Madhouse charts Michael's journey to recovery from entering the Priory and returning home, to becoming a mental health ambassador for young people. Sharing tips and techniques that have helped them and others to self-manage, this is an essential resource for anyone experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and similar issues.
Anorexia affects both men and women, of all age groups and social classes, internationally. For both the sufferer and the friends and family who care for them, the impact of the illness can be devastating. However, it can be treated effectively using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This self-help book provides support to battle this notorious and widespread eating disorder. It was originally developed by the author as a manual for patients with anorexia at his eating disorders clinic in The Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Using CBT techniques, he explains the many forms and causes of anorexia nervosa and helps the reader: Challenge negative thinking and behaviour Improve their body image Develop coping strategies for the future These clinically proven tools form a complete recovery programme, with practical exercises and worksheets. Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
This trusted bestseller provides all the information needed to understand binge eating and bring it under control, whether you are working with a therapist or on your own. Clear, step-by-step guidelines show you how to: *Overcome the urge to binge. *Gain control over what and when you eat. *Break free of strict dieting and other habits that may contribute to binges. *Establish stable, healthy eating patterns. *Improve your body image and reduce the risk of relapse. This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food and your body. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit. Included in the UK National Health Service Bibliotherapy Program.
When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn't know why, she wrote: `I want to be thin.' Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalised, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food. Told with remarkable insight, dark humour and acute intelligence, The Time in Between is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet mind - a Wasted for the 21st century.
Since it was first published in 1993, Peter Cooper's Bulimia and Binge-eating has helped thousands of people recover from this disorder. It has won the respect of therapists and patients alike for its practical and friendly approach. Now, for the first time, this landmark work is available as a three-part, large format, practical manual, complete with multiple copies of blank worksheets, diaries and exercises suitable for a two-week course of treatment. The bulimia sufferer will be able to write directly into the workbook, allowing him or her to trace progress over the course of treatment, monitor behaviour and record step-by-step improvement. Ideal for the sufferer to work through alone or with guided assistance, Overcoming Bulimia and Binge-eating Self Help Manual is a complete, step-by-step treatment guide.
Control binge eating and get on the path to recovery Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies provides trusted information, resources, tools, and activities to help you and your loved ones understand your binge eating and gain control over it. Written with compassion and authority, it uses stories and examples from the authors' work with clients they've helped to overcome this complicated disorder. In Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, you'll find information and insight on identifying the symptoms of binge eating disorder, overcoming eating as an addiction, ways to overcome the urge to binge, how to institute a healthy eating pattern, ways to deal with anxiety and emotional eating, and much more. * Provides professional resources for seeking additional help for binge eating * Includes advice on talking with loved ones about binge eating * Offers tips and guidance to establish a safe and healthy recovery plan Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies is for those currently suffering or recovering from BED, as well as families and friends looking for a comprehensive and expert resource to this widespread but largely misunderstood disorder.
Katie Metcalfe takes readers through the daily struggle with this potentially lethal obsession. It is a harrowing account of her triumphs and tragedies on the long road to recovery after being hospitalized at 15. We learn of Katie's constant battle with 'the voice' when her pride at improving her health is overshadowed by the fear of over eating. It is a story of a young girl at war with herself and anyone who fights to keep her alive. However, Katie Metcalfe's book is more than a personal journey - it is the story of the impact of her illness on her family. With remarkable candour Katie's parents and siblings tell of the shocking impact on close relatives - when anorexia creates a stranger in the family. Katie's honesty combined with her talent for writing, gives a real sense of the horror of anorexia and its power to dominate lives. It is a true account of a family's hard won victory over a disease that kills.
Increasing numbers of children and young people are presenting for treatment of an eating disorder, but there are many different types and they are often confused, making it difficult to know what support to offer. This easy-to-read guide presents all the vital information on a range of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, selective eating, and avoidant and restrictive intake disorders. Each eating disorder is clearly defined, making it easy to draw distinctions between them. The book covers their origins, characteristics and typical development, letting teachers and parents know what signs to look out for. There is practical advice on how to help young people, strategies for overcoming common difficulties, as well as information on available treatments. Vignettes feature throughout to help teachers and parents apply knowledge to real-life situations. This is an essential resource for teachers and parents of children and young people with eating disorders.
ARFID Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: A Guide for Parents and Carers is an accessible summary of a relatively recent diagnostic term. People with ARFID may show little interest in eating, eat only a very limited range of foods or may be terrified something might happen to them if they eat, such as choking or being sick. Because it has been poorly recognised and poorly understood it can be difficult to access appropriate help and difficult to know how best to manage at home. This book covers common questions encountered by parents or carers whose child has been given a diagnosis of ARFID or who have concerns about their child. Written in simple, accessible language and illustrated with examples throughout, this book answers common questions using the most up-to-date clinical knowledge and research. Primarily written for parents and carers of young people, ARFID Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder includes a wealth of practical tips and suggested strategies to equip parents and carers with the means to take positive steps towards dealing with the problems ARFID presents. It will also be relevant for family members, partners or carers of older individuals, as well as professionals seeking a useful text, which captures the full range of ARFID presentations and sets out positive management advice.
There is life beyond your eating disorder--and you deserve to enjoy
every minute of it.
Some 80 per cent of women go on a diet in any given year. This book is a practical and simple self-help programme for recovery from eating problems which should enable women to find and maintain their own ideal body weight. It also features case studies, a question and answer section, and useful addresses.
The upheaval of pregnancy and new motherhood can often trigger a relapse for women recovering from eating disorders, or contribute to their development. This book supports pregnant women and new mothers struggling with changing body image, eating disorders, postpartum depression or perinatal anxiety. Many of the emotional challenges of recovering from an eating disorder - isolation, perfectionism and identity issues - are compounded during pregnancy or early motherhood, when women also have to tackle hormone fluctuations, food cravings and perceived pressures to lose baby weight. The author combines friendly, non-judgmental advice and professional expertise with candid personal experience. She offers recovery tools, support strategies and realistic advice on how to make time for self-care while navigating the chaos of sleep deprivation and feeding schedules. Most importantly, this book will help women let go of social and self-imposed pressures, and embrace being good enough during the massive learning curve of new motherhood.
"Women who read this book will be inspired to throw away their
diets and scales and pick up on the nurturing, caring voice
presented in these pages." --Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H.
Munter, authors of "Overcoming Overeating."
CBT - what it is, how it works, and how to use it. Cognitive behavioural therapy (or CBT) delivers powerful tools you can put to work to dramatically improve your life. In this book, psychologist Dr Stephen Briers clearly explains how CBT works, gives you plenty of exercises to help put the theory into practice and reveals its effectiveness through stories from people, just like you, who have used CBT to turn their lives around. Understand what CBT is, its methods and models Put CBT to work to improve your mind and your life Build practical, step-by-step strategies for tackling any problem Learn how to overcome addiction and other destructive habits
When Mimi first started jogging on a treadmill as an unfit 36-year-old mother-of-three, she never imagined she would go on to become a World-Record-breaking ultrarunner. After coming to terms with the anorexia that had impacted her life from a young age, Mimi begins to reassess her relationship with food and finds a new resolve in running. With a renewed sense of purpose, she decides to take the sport that saved her life to the next level, training hard and throwing herself in at the deep end by entering the epic Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert, despite still being a novice runner. One startling success leads to another, as she finds herself taking on ever-more-challenging races - from the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, USA, to the 6633 Arctic Ultra - all building up to her biggest challenge yet: attempting to gain the Guinness World Record time for a female running 840 miles from John o'Groats to Land's End. This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books will inspire beginner runners and die-hard marathon devotees alike, proving that, no matter where life takes you, it's never too late to achieve your dreams and do the impossible.
"My name is Lucy. I am in recovery from anorexia nervosa and major depression, each of which almost killed me." So begins this extraordinary depiction of an eighteen-year-old woman's descent into the tortured existence of anorexia and her remarkable recovery. Biting Anorexia is drawn from the pages of Lucy's diary as she struggles with her condition and offers an insightful view into the world of an ambitious and intelligent young woman attempting to claw herself back from the point of no return. With each journal entry, readers learn more about how anorexia and depression devastate Lucy's brain-at one point, she writes, she is unable to read more than one page a day. Soon, Lucy reaches the breaking point and repeatedly attempts suicide. Anorexia is the most fatal of all psychiatric illnesses, and, as Lucy says, "To challenge an eating disorder, or any mental illness, is to wage a prolonged, painful, and devastating war-it is the most confusing and draining part of the illness." Lucy's penetrating insights, beautifully written and tinged with a wicked sense of humor, capture and reveal the mind of a person with anorexia. This story will inspire and support those troubled with anorexia and depression, and also help their family and friends better understand the power behind these mental conditions.
Because I Feel Fat: Helping the Ones You Love Deal with an Eating Disorder is a comprehensive guide that gives family, friends, and loved ones a thorough understanding of what eating disorders are and how to help their loved ones recover. Easy to read and understand, Because I Feel Fat breaks down complex disorders into simple terms that gives everyone, from the sufferer and worried loved one, a common ground of understanding. Through painfully honest and heartbreaking first-person stories, gathered from interviews with women suffering from anorexia and bulimia nervosa, the reader learns what it is like to have an eating disorder, in hopes that this insight will answer questions and identify the keys to helping with recovery.
Sunny Sea Gold started fighting a binge eating disorder in her teens. But most books on the topic were aimed at older women, women she had a hard time relating to. Calling on top psychiatrists, nutritionists, and fitness experts, Sunny offers real advice to a new generation fighting an age-old war. With humor and compassion from someone who's seen it all, Food: The Good Girl's Drug is about experiences shared by many women-whether they've been struggling with compulsive overeating their whole lives, or have just admitted to themselves, that yes, it's more than just a bad habit.
Do you struggle with Ana (anorexia) or have a difficult relationship with food and body image? Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) have the potential to transform your life and put you on the path to recovery. Here, honest diary extracts relay Kim Marshall's own struggles with anorexia and bulimia, including time spent in a residential treatment centre, and how she discovered EFT and learned to quiet the negative voices that were blocking her recovery. Now fully-recovered and a certified EFT practitioner, Kim explains how to use the approach as a self-help tool. Including easy-to-follow EFT scripts and positive mantras to help you stay on the path to recovery, Kim explains how to use EFT to help overcome denial and fears about recovery from anorexia. This candid account of recovery from eating disorders shows how it is possible to deal with underlying emotional issues and achieve a more positive mindset.
From comfort eating and skipping meals to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, disordered eating comes in many forms.
With expert advice from an experienced psychologist, this book will help you get back on track and get the help you need.
Break bad habits and replace them with better ones; understand your issues so that you can move forward; and learn to overcome your fears, love your body and discover how to enjoy food again.
'First Steps' is a new series of short, affordable self-help on a range of key topics. In First Steps out of Eating Disorders, Kate Middleton and Jane Smith draw on their extensive experiences as psychologists working with eating disorders. They explain what constitutes an eating disorder, common issues those with eating disorders face, and what to do about getting better. The book is written primarily for sufferers but with carers in mind, so it should be useful for both alike. Other titles in the First Steps series include: Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Gambling and Problem Drinking.
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