Synopses & Reviews
Drawing on her experience of working with compulsive overeaters and binge eaters for more than twenty years, Meryl Beck shares her revolutionary approach to stop overeating. This 21-day plan combines psychotherapy, the 12 Steps, personal growth work, and energy healing.
Stop Eating Your Heart Out offers a way to rewire the brain to respond differently to the impulses and feelings that create bingeing. Beck, a therapist and former binge eater, offers advice and takes an approach to recovery that includes:
- Becoming honest with yourself
- Finding a support group
- Developing a plan for spiritual growth
- Using energy techniques for re-wiring your brain
- Personal house cleaning
- Conscious living
Beck offers her personal story along with anecdotes from her years of professional experience. This is a book that will help millions of readers who wrestle daily with their relationship with food.
Stop Eating Your Heart Out speaks to anyone's challenges with food, weight, and emotional eating, and then offers a multitude of effective self-help tools. As the author discloses her very personal struggle with food and out-of-control eating, she is telling the story of millions of others who use food to self-soothe. The book's focus, however, is on recovery. In her wisdom as a licensed professional clinical counselor, the author enumerates methods that have worked for her and her clients over the past twenty years. Tools for recovery include Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Inner Child work, 12 Step recovery, journaling, creative visualization, meditation, gratitude, conscious living, and so much more. Compulsive overeating is conquerable. If you, or anyone you love, want freedom from emotional eating, this book is for you.
About the Author
Admired for her authenticity, Meryl Hershey Beck, a licensed professional clinical counselor, is appreciated and respected for her clarity and constancy in doing the hardcore work in finding no-kidding solutions to end the misery of addictions. She spent the first half of her life as a closet eater, gaining weight and feeling overwrought. Once she became active in 12 Step support groups, the bingeing -- fueled by anxiety, low self-esteem, and the desire to escape -- started to wane. Intent on uncovering the root cause of her overeating, Meryl began to incorporate other modalities in her quest for self-understanding. As a counselor, teacher, and author, Meryl joyfully shares these many tools and techniques that skyrocket personal growth and curtail emotional eating. Jeanne Rust, CEO and founder of Mirasol Eating Disorder Recovery Centers