Doreen Virtue is a best-selling author and doctor of psychology who works with the angelic realm. She has appeared on Oprah, The View, Good Morning America, CNN, and other programs; she presents workshops around the world; and she has a call-in talk show on HayHouseRadio.com®.
Losing Your Pounds of Pain: Breaking the Link between Abuse, Stress, and Overeatingby Doreen Virtue
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Through therapeutic work with hundreds of clients, Dr. Virtue, a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders, came to understand how various degrees of emotional and physical abuse caused her clients to turn to food for comfort, security, and even self-punishment. Although many were convinced that once they lost their excess weight, their pain would be over, just the opposite was actually true: First they had to lose their pain, then their weight would leave them! Through visualization, affirmations, imagery, meditation, and healthful eating and exercise habits, Dr. Virtue shows you how you can break the damaging connection between emotional pain and overeating to uncover your true, natural self by shedding the false skin of unhappiness.
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This book is a great tool not only for women who desire to shed unwanted extra pounds, but for women who have experienced any form of abuse (especially sexual abuse during childhood) as well. So, even if you are not significantly overweight, you may find yourself interested in this book anyway. It provides many case studies outlining how and why women retain extra weight because of emotional issues, and gives many practical and spiritual ways to lose the weight. Simply reading the book can help you lose weight and heal from old abuse issues, whether you consciously remember the abuse or not. The information in this book will help you to better understand your relationship with food, your body, and yourself, and heal yourself in a practical, easy-does-it approach, with spiritual and metaphysical applications that take you beyond conventional therapy approaches. You may be quite surprised with some of the insights that come to you about yourself and your life as you work with this book. Highly recommended!
This book is a keeper! For anyone with an eating disorder, this book is one that you can relate to. There are stories, tips, suggestions, and just a wonderfully well written guide to overcoming any eating problem. A++++ I can't wait for Constant Craving to come out in October 2011!
easy and interesting read - definitely would recommend!