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The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

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Statistics suggests that as many as 2.5 percent of American women suffer from anorexia; of these, further research indicates that one in ten of these will die from the disorder. This is the only book available that addresses the particular needs of anorexics with the techniques of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary new psychotherapy. The authors of this book are pioneering researchers in the field of ACT, with numerous research articles to their credit

Despite ever-widening media attention and public awareness of the problem, American women continue to suffer from anorexia nervosa in greater numbers than ever before. This severe psychophysiological condition-characterized by an abnormal fear of becoming obese, a persistent unwillingness to eat, and severe compulsion to lose weight-is particularly difficult to treat, often because the victims are unwilling to seek help. The Anorexia Workbook demonstrates that efforts to control and stop anorexia may do more harm than good. Instead of focusing efforts on judging impulses associated with the disorder as 'bad' or 'negative,' this approach encourages sufferers to mindfully observe these feelings without reacting to them in a self-destructive way. Guided by this more compassionate, more receptive frame of mind, the book coaches you to employ various acceptance-based coping strategies.

Structured in a logical, step-by-step progression of exercises, the workbook first focuses on providing you with a new understanding of anorexia and the ways you might have already tried to control the problem. Then the book progresses through techniques that teach how to use mindfulness to deal with out-of-control thoughts and feelings, how to identify choices that lead to better heath and quality of life, and how to redirect the energy formerly spent on weight loss into actions that will heal the body and mind. Although this book is written specifically as self-help for anorexia sufferers, it includes a clear and informative chapter on when you need to seek professional treatment as well as advice on what to look for in a therapist.

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Foreword by Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., founder of ACT

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Written by a leading researcher in acceptance and commitment theory, Georg Eifert, Ph.D., this book offers the most up-to-date and effective treatment for anorexia. Readers learn to view the use of eating control strategies as a problem, not a solution. They learn to better cope with out-of-control emotions and thoughts, and redirect the drive for thinless twoard healthier, valued life directions.

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Are you comfortable with the skin youre in? If not, you arent alone. Most people are dissatisfied with some aspect of their physical appearance, but if your unhappiness with your looks starts to take over your life, its time to make a change. This book applies powerful acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) principles to help you accept both your body and negative thoughts, and discover new feelings of validity beyond your reflection in the mirror.

Synopsis:

Lets be honest: most people are unhappy with at least some aspect of their physical appearance. Just think of all the money we spend each year trying to improve our looks! But if worrying about your appearance is getting in the way of living, maybe its time to start thinking about body image in a completely new way.

Based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate offers a unique approach to addressing your struggle with body image. In this book, you will not be told that your self-perceptions are wrong, that your thoughts are irrational, or that your feelings are misguided. Instead, you will learn to live with the reality that these often painful thoughts and beliefs about yourself will arise from time to time, and that what is really important is accepting these distressing thoughts without allowing them to dominate your life.

You know what its like to constantly be checking the mirror, to avoid certain social situations where your body may be exposed, or to gaze longingly at a fashion model in a magazine and think, “Why cant I be her?” But what you may not know is that people who struggle with negative body image are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. Body image problems can even lead to major financial issues. By focusing on your appearance and little else, you are hurting yourself in more ways than one.

If you are ready to find a purpose in life that is more important than the pain you feel about your appearance, this book provides a truthful, powerful resource.

Synopsis:

Despite ever-widening media attention and public awareness of the problem, American women continue to suffer from anorexia nervosa in greater numbers than ever before. This severe condition is particularly difficult to treat and many sufferers are reluctant to seek help. This book adapts a revolutionary model of psychotherapy called acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, to teach readers that efforts to control and stop anorexia may do more harm than good. Instead of judging impulses associated with the disorder as "bad" or "negative," this approach encourages the mindful observance of unwanted thoughts and feelings without reacting to them in a self-destructive way. In this more compassionate, more receptive frame of mind, the step-by-step exercise, and techniques in this book can help redirect energy formerly spent on weight loss into committed actions that heal the body and mind. The book first focuses on providing readers with a new understanding of anorexia and the ways they might have already tried to control the problem. Then it teaches how to use mindfulness techniques to deal with out-of-control thoughts and feelings, how to identify choices that will lead to better heath and quality of life, and how to redirect the energy formerly spent on weight loss into those actions that will heal the body and mind.

About the Author

Michelle Heffner, MA, was trained in the West Virginia University Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry eating disorders program. She has assessed and treated eating disorder clients in the West Virginia University Department of Psychology clinic and the West Virginia University Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.

Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the department of psychology at Chapman University in Orange, CA. He was ranked among the top thirty researchers in behavior analysis and therapy in the 1990s, and he has authored over 100 publications on psychological causes and treatments of anxiety and other emotional disorders. He is a clinical fellow of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society, a member of numerous national and international psychological associations, and he serves on several editorial boards of leading clinical psychology journals. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist. He is coauthor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and ACT on Life, Not on Anger.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781572243620
Author:
Heffner, Michelle
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Author:
Hayes, Steven
Author:
Hayes, Steven C.
Author:
Eifert, Georg H.
Author:
Sandoz, Emily K.
Author:
Dufrene, Troy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anorexia nervosa
Subject:
Eating Disorders - Anorexia Nervosa
Subject:
Anorexia nervosa -- Treatment.
Subject:
Eating Disorders - General
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction-Eating Disorders
Subject:
Eating Disorders
Subject:
Esteem
Subject:
body image, negative body image, acceptance and commitment therapy for body image, ACT for body image, accepting your body, body dysmorphic disorder �
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Foreword by Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., founder of ACT
"Synopsis" by ,
Written by a leading researcher in acceptance and commitment theory, Georg Eifert, Ph.D., this book offers the most up-to-date and effective treatment for anorexia. Readers learn to view the use of eating control strategies as a problem, not a solution. They learn to better cope with out-of-control emotions and thoughts, and redirect the drive for thinless twoard healthier, valued life directions.
"Synopsis" by ,
Are you comfortable with the skin youre in? If not, you arent alone. Most people are dissatisfied with some aspect of their physical appearance, but if your unhappiness with your looks starts to take over your life, its time to make a change. This book applies powerful acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) principles to help you accept both your body and negative thoughts, and discover new feelings of validity beyond your reflection in the mirror.
"Synopsis" by ,

Lets be honest: most people are unhappy with at least some aspect of their physical appearance. Just think of all the money we spend each year trying to improve our looks! But if worrying about your appearance is getting in the way of living, maybe its time to start thinking about body image in a completely new way.

Based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate offers a unique approach to addressing your struggle with body image. In this book, you will not be told that your self-perceptions are wrong, that your thoughts are irrational, or that your feelings are misguided. Instead, you will learn to live with the reality that these often painful thoughts and beliefs about yourself will arise from time to time, and that what is really important is accepting these distressing thoughts without allowing them to dominate your life.

You know what its like to constantly be checking the mirror, to avoid certain social situations where your body may be exposed, or to gaze longingly at a fashion model in a magazine and think, “Why cant I be her?” But what you may not know is that people who struggle with negative body image are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. Body image problems can even lead to major financial issues. By focusing on your appearance and little else, you are hurting yourself in more ways than one.

If you are ready to find a purpose in life that is more important than the pain you feel about your appearance, this book provides a truthful, powerful resource.

"Synopsis" by , Despite ever-widening media attention and public awareness of the problem, American women continue to suffer from anorexia nervosa in greater numbers than ever before. This severe condition is particularly difficult to treat and many sufferers are reluctant to seek help. This book adapts a revolutionary model of psychotherapy called acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, to teach readers that efforts to control and stop anorexia may do more harm than good. Instead of judging impulses associated with the disorder as "bad" or "negative," this approach encourages the mindful observance of unwanted thoughts and feelings without reacting to them in a self-destructive way. In this more compassionate, more receptive frame of mind, the step-by-step exercise, and techniques in this book can help redirect energy formerly spent on weight loss into committed actions that heal the body and mind. The book first focuses on providing readers with a new understanding of anorexia and the ways they might have already tried to control the problem. Then it teaches how to use mindfulness techniques to deal with out-of-control thoughts and feelings, how to identify choices that will lead to better heath and quality of life, and how to redirect the energy formerly spent on weight loss into those actions that will heal the body and mind.
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