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The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health
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The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health

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by Karen R. Koenig
 

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An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness. This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters — guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness — and shows

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An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness. This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters — guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness — and shows readers how to embrace and learn from their feelings. Written with honesty and humor, the book explains how to identify and label a specific emotion, the function of that emotion, and why the emotion drives food and eating problems. Each chapter has two sets of exercises: experiential exercises that relate to emotions and eating, and questionnaires that provoke thinking about and understanding feelings and their purpose. Supplemental pages help readers identify emotions and chart emotional development. The final part of the workbook focuses on strategies for disconnecting feeling from food, discovering emotional triggers, and using one’s feelings to get what one wants out of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936077208
Publisher:
Gurze Books
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
98,443
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
For people struggling with eating disorders, being able to understand, tolerate, and learn from one's feelings is the key to recovery. Many books tell people to 'feel their feelings,' but few fully explain why and how to do this. I am thrilled to discover this workbook
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book thoroughly walks the reader through some serious feelings work in a way that a therapist would do. Anyone with any kind of addictions or 'frozen feelings' can benefit from this workbook, not just folks learning normal eating. I own two Yahoo! message boards related to normal eating. One of them is entirely centered around this workbook because I was so impressed with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it's disturbing and factual, the information provided makes me realize just how out of touch one struggling with an eating disorder can get from healthy thinking about food. the emotional connections are vastly over looked, this book clears that information up
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