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Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery
     

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

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by Lindsey Hall, Leigh Cohn
 

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This intimate self-help guidebook offers a complete understanding of bulimia and a plan for recovery. It includes a two-week program to stop bingeing, ideas for things to do instead of bingeing, a guide for support groups, specific advice for loved ones, and "Eat Without Fear," Lindsey Hall's story of her self-cure, which has inspired thousands of other bulimics. This

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This intimate self-help guidebook offers a complete understanding of bulimia and a plan for recovery. It includes a two-week program to stop bingeing, ideas for things to do instead of bingeing, a guide for support groups, specific advice for loved ones, and "Eat Without Fear," Lindsey Hall's story of her self-cure, which has inspired thousands of other bulimics. This 25th anniversary edition updates all information from previous editions, with additional material on assessment, new diagnostic categories, men and bulimia, evidence-based treatment, family-assisted recovery, the influence of media (including the Internet), the essentials of "long-term recovery," and much more. Drawing on its established track record of success, Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery includes input from 400 recovered bulimics and is packed with valuable tips for therapists, educators, bulimics, and their loved ones.

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William Davis
This is an excellent book. It offers accurate information, wise counsel and genuine hope for everyone who suffers with bulimia...also valuable reading for the mental health professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936077611
Publisher:
Gürze Books
Publication date:
11/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
831,906
File size:
746 KB

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For nine years, I binged and vomited up to five times daily. Although therewere a few days without a binge, the thoughts were always there, even in my dreams. It was painful and frightening. No one knew about my bulimia, because I kept it safely hidden behind a facade of competence, happiness, and average body weight. When my health and marriage began to fail, however, a series of coincidences brought me face to face with recovery, and I soon became devoted to freeing myself from my obsession with food.

I worked hard and willingly, and underwent an amazing transformation. As the bulimic thoughts and behavior subsided, I was able to see how it had served me all those years. It was an effective tool for emotional, physical, and spiritual survival when I knew no other. It had been a friend, a lover, a hiding place, a voice, a quest for meaning and love. It was a way to cope with growing up in a frightening and uncertain world. But what had started as an innocent diet became a monster which threatened to devour my entire life.

Meet the Author

Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn, who are married, are internationally-respected authors of several books on eating disorders and recovery topics. Their original edition of Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery was the first book ever published on bulimia, and Lindsey was the first "recovered bulimic" to appear on national television.

They have been honored by most national eating disorders organizations with an Award for Service from the Eating Disorders Coalition, honorary certification from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, and the Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention Awareness by the National Eating Disorders Association.

Leigh has also served as Editor-in-Chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, since 1992 and has been a featured speaker at many universities and eating disorders conferences.

Additionally, they own Gurze Books, the world's leading publisher of eating disorders resources, which publishes numerous trade books as well as the Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue, and maintain several websites including Bulimia.com, EatingDisordersBlogs.com, and EatingDisordersReview.com. They also have a partnership with the National Eating Disorders Association to operate NEDA's online store.

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Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has opened my eyes to my disease. I never even thought I had one. When I realized I did, the thought never even crossed my mind that anyone could pinpoint where my bulimia has come from or how to get past it. Now I know I am not alone and I am learning to deal with my emotions in a healthy way. Every time I read this book something touches me and allows me to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has or knows anyone with an eating disorder.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book holds nothing back; it is honest and descriptive. It is straight forward and current. It will motivate you to begin your journey toward wellness. It is a must for those who suffer from bulimia and their families who suffer with them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is written by a recovered bulimic and her husband who helped her through her recovery. Chapter one is very informative as it is questions most often asked about bulimia and answers to those questions. Chapter two tells Lindsey Hall's personal story, the following chapters guide the reader through recovery and gives information on how to seek help, there's a chapter for family and friends, a three week program to stop bingeing, and a guide for support groups. I highly recommend this informative book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book changed my life. I can't belive that I could actually take control of my disorder. Before I thought that the only solutions were enemas, but now I know. I can overcome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has really opened my eyes to the depth of my disorder. It has prompted many emotional journal entries and has given me the courage to talk about my problem openly for the first time.
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This book manages to take you through the life of recovery and it's many forms. One program may not be for everyone and in this book it touchs on just that, appreciate the insight.
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