The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Ending Overeating: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Overcome Bingeing and Disordered Eating

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A Compassionate-Mind Approach to Ending Overeating

You know the cycle: you have a stressful day and find yourself snacking or overeating at dinner to make yourself feel better. The ritual of eating becomes so calming, you can't stop-and the guilt and self-criticism you feel can lead you to overeat even more the next day. What you may not know is that simply replacing your negative feelings with compassion for yourself can interrupt this cycle ...

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Overview

A Compassionate-Mind Approach to Ending Overeating

You know the cycle: you have a stressful day and find yourself snacking or overeating at dinner to make yourself feel better. The ritual of eating becomes so calming, you can't stop-and the guilt and self-criticism you feel can lead you to overeat even more the next day. What you may not know is that simply replacing your negative feelings with compassion for yourself can interrupt this cycle so that you can meet your emotional needs without resorting to overeating.

The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Ending Overeating presents an evidence-based program designed to help you grow a deep and abiding love for your body and health that transcends your emotional connection with food. As you work through the worksheets and evaluations in this book, you'll discover the specific reasons for your overeating, find out which foods trigger you to overeat, and then develop satisfying meal plans for getting your eating back on track. You'll also build compassionate-mind skills for dealing with stress, self-criticism, and shame, and establish a balanced eating pattern that will free you from the overeating cycle.

This guide will help you:

  • Understand your overeating pattern
  • Motivate yourself for change
  • Learn a new six-step program for enjoying food without overeating
  • Compassionately care for your body
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Meet the Author

Ken Goss, DClinPsy, is a consultant clinical psychologist and head of Coventry Eating Disorders in the United Kingdom. He has pioneered the use of compassion-focused therapy for the treatment of eating disorders. He was a student of Paul Gilbert, author of The Compassionate Mind and Overcoming Depression, and has worked within the field of compassion-focused therapy since the early 1990s. He is on the board of the Compassionate Mind Foundation and is one of the country’s leading experts on using compassion-focused therapy for the treatment of eating disorders.

Foreword writer Paul Gilbert, PhD, is professor at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom, Director of the Mental Health Research Unit at Derbyshire Mental Health Trust, and author of The Compassionate Mind.

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