Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders

Author: June Alexander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317649354
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders: The diary healer uses a unique combination of evidence-based research and raw diary excerpts to explain the pitfalls and benefits of diary writing during recovery from an eating disorder. In a time when diary writing remains a largely untapped resource in the health care professions, June Alexander sets out to correct this imbalance, explaining how the diary can inspire, heal and liberate, provide a learning tool for others and help us to understand and cope with life challenges. The book focuses on the power of diary writing, which may serve as a survival tool but become an unintended foe. With guidance, patients who struggle with face-to-face therapy are able to reveal their thoughts through writing and construct a strong sense of self. The effects of family background and the environment are explored, and the therapeutic value of sharing diaries, to better understand illness symptoms and behaviours, is discussed. Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders will be of interest to those who have recovered or are recovering from eating disorders or any mental illness, as well as therapists, clinicians and others working in the medical and healthcare professions.

Anorexia Nervosa

Author: Janet Treasure
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134620764
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The highly respected and widely known Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Sufferers and Friends was written in 1997. This long-awaited new edition builds on the work of the first book, providing essential new and updated research outcomes on anorexia nervosa. It offers a unique insight and guidance into the recovery process for those who suffer from an eating disorder as well as advice and information for their loved ones. Written collaboratively by both an expert in the field and someone with personal experience of eating disorders, this book offers exceptional understanding of the issues surrounding the illness. Divided into four sections, it includes: an outline of anorexia nervosa coping strategies for sufferers advice and information for families, carers and friends guidelines for professionals who are involved in the sufferer’s life. Families, friends, carers and professionals such as teachers and GPs are encouraged to read all sections in order to fully understand the illness. With an emphasis on collaboration and a layout that enables content to be referenced and read in any order, this book is an essential resource for anyone affected, directly or indirectly, by anorexia nervosa.

Diary of an Eating Disorder

Author: Chelsea Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 087833971X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Chelsea Smith's journal entries help to chronicle her struggle to overcome anorexia and bulimia and give insights into what factors lead to her eating disorder, while her mother's entries tell how her family was struggling to come to terms with Chelsea's illness.

A Girl Called Tim

Author: June Alexander
Publisher: June Alexander
ISBN: 1742984320
Format: PDF, Docs
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Growing up on a farm, June Alexander was a happy, energetic child. At age 11, she became consumed by thoughts of losing weight, and spent the next 40 years struggling with an inner 'tormentor' which threatened to ruin her health, her family and her relationships. A Girl Called Tim is the shocking, painful story of living with an eating disorder and reveals how triumph over this crippling disease is possible.

My Kid Is Back

Author: June Alexander
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522859263
Format: PDF
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When a child develops anorexia nervosa, parents often don't know where to turn for help. My Kid Is Back offers hope and encouragement for parents in fighting this eating disorder. Based on the Maudsley Approach, a successful family-based treatment, this book gives parents techniques for taking charge of the illness and helping their child move on with their lives. This is a practical guide that provides a fuller understanding of anorexia nervosa and information about where to go for help. It also features the stories of ten families who describe how they coped and the journeys they have made in beating the illness.

Ed Says U Said

Author: June Alexander
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849053316
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explains the kind of communication problems that can happen between someone suffering from an eating disorder and their caretakers, physicians, and counselors.

The Ritteroo Journal for Eating Disorders Recovery

Author: Lindsey Hall
Publisher: GŸrze Books
ISBN: 0936077840
Format: PDF
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This guided journal includes inspirational quotes and prompts for individuals in recovery from eating disorders. With soulful artwork by the late Mary Anne Ritter — “Ritteroo” — who suffered from anorexia nervosa while conceiving of this project, this four-color workbook combines textual and graphic inspiration with plenty of space for writing. Written by eating-disorders expert Lindsey Hall, the text is organized into six categories for self-exploration: relationships, thoughts, feelings, heart, body, and recovery.

Creating Bodies

Author: Katie Gentile
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135060452
Format: PDF, ePub
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Amid the welter of clinical studies, memoirs, and other death-defying tales of eating disorders, we remain unclear about the relationships among trauma, anorexia, and bulimia, and about the psychological pathways to recovery. Creating Bodies offers the gripping story of healing and transformation detailed in one woman's diaries. Hannah wrote 18 diaries between the ages of 14 and 32. In the excerpts reprinted herein, we watch Hannah navigate violent adolescent friendships, descend into anorexia and bulimia, marry an abusive man, struggle to recover memories of sexual abuse, and finally to heal. And we learn of her interaction with Katie Gentile, who analyzed her diaries and met with Hannah to discuss the latter's own understanding of the diaries and of the diary analysis. Through a close study of both the content and structure of Hannah's diaries, Gentile shows how unspeakable, embodied remnants of sexual trauma become symbolized and how, within this process, Hannah's bulimia functioned as both an act of self destruction and a lifesaving form of resistance. Anchored in relational psychoanalysis and critical feminist theory, Creating Bodies provides a uniquely longitudinal account of the development of, and ultimate recovery from, an eating disorder fueled by childhood sexual abuse. An invaluable contribution to the literature on adolescent and adult eating disorders, it is also a thoughtful meditation on how the act of writing deepens issues of relationality and, over time, promotes cure. Psychoanalysts will be intrigued by the rich process issues embedded in prose journals, notes, and letters - both close to and distinct from clinical process issues - that Gentile uses to understand Hannah's projects of self-destruction and reconstruction.

Getting Better Bite by Bite

Author: Ulrike Schmidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317622847
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Getting Better Bite by Bite is an essential, authoritative and evidence-based self-help programmethat has been used by bulimia sufferersfor over 20 years. This new edition maintains the essence of the original book, while updating its content for today's readers, drawing on the latest knowledge of the biology and psychology of bulimia and its treatment. The book provides step-by-step guidance for change based on solid research. The use of everyday language, stimulating contemporary case study story-telling and evocative illustrations in Bite by Bite provide encouragement, hope and new perspectives for all readers. This handy-sized book fills a need for easy-to-understand information about Bulimia Nervosa, a serious and prevalent eating disorder. Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure are world-renowned researchers and authorities on eating disorders, and June Alexander, a former sufferer of anorexia and bulimia, is a respected writer and internationally-known eating disorder awareness advocate. Getting Better Bite by Bite is a valuable resource - for sufferers, for their families, and for the health professionals and carers treating them.