Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good [NOOK Book]

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Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder. The author, Kathryn Hansen, candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery. Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems. Kathryn disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy ...
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Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good

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Overview

Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder. The author, Kathryn Hansen, candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery. Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems. Kathryn disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy failed her and fails many. She explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way – as a function of her brain, and how she used the power of her brain to recover – quickly and permanently. Kathryn also sheds new light on eating disorder topics such as low self-esteem, poor body image, and dieting. Brain over Binge is a brave book that will help many by delivering an informed and inspiring message of free will, self-reliance, and self-control.
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Clinical Psychologist - Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.
While the author is not a mental health professional on the inside of the field, she writes from the perspective of someone who has recovered from years of experience dealing with the very difficulties professionals intend to treat. This is one of those rare instances where the "outsider" is actually the ultimate insider and the book is worth reading.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013648692
  • Publisher: Camellia Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 40,249
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kathryn Hansen recovered from bulimia independently, abruptly, and completely over 6 years ago; and soon after her recovery, she was fully convinced she had a powerful story to tell - a story that could give other bulimics and those with binge eating disorder hope, a new perspective, and a commonsense cure. She dedicated herself to candidly documenting her experience, in hope that her book can shed new light on these disorders that ruin so many lives.
Kathryn recovered only after she parted with therapy and let go of most of its ideas. She found another way to end her bulimia, and now she shares her alternative approach with others in Brain over Binge. Kathryn hopes her voice can be a voice of change, a voice for those who are frustrated with therapy or who simply can't afford it, a voice that will help many escape the daily torment of binge eating and purging.
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  • Posted September 8, 2011

    The most logical approach to eating disorder therapy I've seen thus far.

    I loved that this book made the consciousness of a person's action-enforced neurological pathways sufficient for recovery. The author makes an invaluable point in stating that recovery from an eating disorder is urgent, and that by focusing on emotional issues/triggers/coping strategies/self esteem, the problem is only drawn out and, in many cases, worsened. It makes me happy finally to have found a book that gives me hope of eating normally vs. having to be constantly vigilant of relapse. Hopefully this book will find its way to many people for whom traditional therapy was unsuccessful. Great thanks to the author.

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    Posted June 26, 2012

    I found this book extremely helpful in recovering from my bulimi

    I found this book extremely helpful in recovering from my bulimia. Kathryn provides a different perspective for eating disorders that is not implemented in traditional therapy methods. I would suggest this book to anyone suffering from an eating disorder. It is the only reason I recovered from mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    This is by far the best book I have read on this subject! I hav

    This is by far the best book I have read on this subject! I have been struggling for over 25 years with Bulimia and I have seen countless therapists, doctors, nutritionists, etc. I have read every book out there. It seems that everyone in the field wants to blame the patient's past or wants to find the "reason for unhappiness". I just needed to just move on and be done with this already! Ms. Hansen's book has changed my life by giving me a completely different way to view this - as a habit and something I can control. I have placed reminders of the 5 steps she uses in several key spots in my home and even in my car! I go to them now to guide me through those impulses. Finally, I have found the answer and I can say I am recovered! Thank you, Ms. Hansen, for all of your research and for writing this book to help other sufferers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Thank you!

    I agree with the other reviewer. This book is fantastic. I have been looking for a book to stop my bingeing. I hated trying to decipher my feelings and looking deep to find reasons for my behavoir. I could never find anything. This book tells me why and tells me how to stop. A real solution.

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