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What's Eating You?: A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Other Eating Disordersby Tammy Nelson
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Living in a culture obsessed with body size and shape, it can be hard to feel good about the way you look. But eating disorders caused by unrealistic body image ideals create much larger problems-diminished self-confidence, unhealthy eating and exercising habits, and an inability to see yourself as a person rather than a number on the scale.
This workbook takes aim at the motivations behind your relationship with food and helps you to better understand how your need to control what you eat can end up controlling you. As you complete the worksheets in What's Eating You, you'll learn more about the beliefs and experiences that contribute to your disorder. Each worksheet includes questions and exercises targeting the cultural myths, perfectionism, stress, and lack of self-confidence that are often at the heart of a dysfunctional relationship with food. Once these issues are addressed, you'll be able to gather the strength you need to make peace with your body, exude confidence, and live a healthy life.
Bullets] Develop a positive body image Understand your eating behaviors Recognize the relationship between your feelings and your eating
Bingeing, purging, excessive dieting, and relentless exercising are all destructive behaviors common among young women with eating disorders. The activities in this book help teenage girls understand how their eating behaviors developed, recognize the relationship between their emotions and their eating, and learn to see their bodies in a positive light.
This professional edition includes both the Instant Help book and a companion CD that offers the complete book and printable worksheets for your clients.
In a country where a woman over a size four rarely makes it onto the cover of a magazine or onto our TV screens, it's not surprising that eating disorders are so prevalent in girls. Whether it's anorexia, bulimia, or bingeing, eating disorders are destructive and potentially deadly. What's Eating You? helps teens develop the self-esteem and self-acceptance that so often eludes girls with eating disorders. It teaches them how to overcome perfectionism, understand the role that family patterns may play in their eating disorder, and change negative self-talk about their body. As important, What's Eating You? shows teens that happiness comes in many sizes.
About the Author
Tammy Nelson, PhD, has worked as a psychotherapist for over fifteen years. She is executive director and co-founder of the Center for Healing and Recovery in Norwalk, CT, and co-director and co-founder of the Ridgefield Center for Families & Children in Ridgefield, CT. Nelson is a licensed professional counselor, a registered art therapist, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and a certified Imago Relationships therapist. She resides in the New York City area, where she works in her private practice treating anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders using group and expressive therapy.
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