Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders

Author: June Alexander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317649354
Format: PDF
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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.

Ed Says U Said

Author: June Alexander
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849053316
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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.

Diary of an Eating Disorder

Author: Chelsea Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 087833971X
Format: PDF
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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.

My Kid Is Back

Author: June Alexander
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522859263
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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.

A Girl Called Tim

Author: June Alexander
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781742570792
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The younger of two daughters, June Alexander grew up with a seemingly idyllic childhood on a dairy farm in south-east Australia. She is her dad's shadow, helping him on the farm and exploring the outdoors. Eleven is a memorable age for June, it is the year she developed an obsession with food and her weight. A lifetime of self-doubt and deception followed as she lived with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa - the illness which went undiagnosed for 21 years. As she developed a successful career in journalism she desperately clings to it as her only identity.

The Ritteroo Journal for Eating Disorders Recovery

Author: Lindsey Hall
Publisher: GŸrze Books
ISBN: 0936077840
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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.

Clinician s Guide Getting Better Bit e by Bit e

Author: Janet Treasure
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135816115
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The publication four years ago of Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e), written by two eating disorder specialists at London's world-famous Maudsley Hospital, was a milestone in the treatment of bulimia. For the first time a self-help book was shown, by rigorous clinical trials, to cure a significant fraction of women suffering from bulimia, and to reduce the therapist contact time needed by others. Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) offered an efficient way of treating bulimic patients, which would be valued by any resource-conscious health service. The authors of Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) have now written this Clinician's Guide, to help health care professionals maximize the benefit that patients obtain from the self-help book. Based on the authors' wide-ranging experience of treating eating disorder patients, it provides a step-by-step account of how the chapters in Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) can be used to ameliorate various aspects of bulimics' difficulties, with examples drawn from real patients' case histories. Particular emphasis is given to the problem of motivating patients who are reluctant to change their behaviour, using Miller and Rollnick's motivational interviewing approach. The Clinician's Guide to Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) will be invaluable for all those treating sufferers of bulimia.

Creating Bodies

Author: Katie Gentile
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135060452
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Anorexia Nervosa

Author: Janet Treasure
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134620764
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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.