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Psychotherapist Joanna Poppink offers a comprehensive and effective recovery program for women with eating disorders, based on her thirty-year professional practice treating adults with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. She shares her personal struggles with bulimia, along with stories from a wide-range of clients she has counseled. Poppink primarily addresses women who have been suffering with eating disorders for years while they manage their careers, marriages, and families.
Healing Your Hungry Heart offers a step-by-step program that identifies:
* Early warning signs
* Challenges to early recovery
* Triggers to emotional eating
* Impact on sex life and family relationships
The program includes journaling, meditations, exercises, quizzes, and resources to support and speed the recovery process. For women struggling with emotional eating, this book offers hope, understanding, and real solutions.
Posted March 24, 2012
I just finished reading Joanna’s book and I loved it! I wish it had been available as I wrote my book, STOP EATING YOUR HEART OUT: The 21-Day Program to Free Yourself from Emotional Eating because I would have used it as a reference and quoted from it. I was especially impressed with the chapter on Secrets -- it gave me more understanding of myself and the secrets I had when I was binge eating. This book belongs in every treatment center and in the hands of every woman with an eating disorder.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2011
Healing Your Hungry Heart is like no other eating disorder recovery book I've ever read (and I've read a lot!). I've been following Joanna Poppink's blogs on her website for the 18 months since I started my recovery work. Her wisdom and honest approach in her blogs became a life line during my "Great Terror" moments (as she describes them in the book). I had high expectations for this book and she has surpassed those expectations. This isn't another "eat this" and "do this" book, or a book that paints recovery as sunshine and roses if you just have the right attitude. This book is honest. The way she describes life with an eating disorder could only done by someone who has fought this horrible disorder herself. This book paints a realistic picture of what needs to happen for true recovery, what the struggle is going to feel like, but also what rewards are waiting on the other side of the battle. Joanna doesn't want her readers to settle for gaining control over their eating issues, but rather pushes her readers to take a holistic view of their entire Life. I suggest this book to those just starting recovery as well as those, like myself, who have already traveled away down the road of recovery.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.