The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion: A Practical Guide for Coping with Post-Surgery Emotions

The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion: A Practical Guide for Coping with Post-Surgery Emotions

by Tanie Kabala, Tracy Rosen
     
 
In The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion, Dr. Kabala assists post-weight loss surgery patients, many of whom have a history of using overeating as a coping mechanism, in identifying healthy, new, non-food related strategies for coping with challenging feelings. With insight and sensitivity, Dr. Kabala leads readers through exercises that help them develop

Overview

In The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion, Dr. Kabala assists post-weight loss surgery patients, many of whom have a history of using overeating as a coping mechanism, in identifying healthy, new, non-food related strategies for coping with challenging feelings. With insight and sensitivity, Dr. Kabala leads readers through exercises that help them develop strategies for coping with anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, identity confusion, and the compulsion to overeat-- emotions common to the post-surgery period. Packed with quotes from actual weight loss surgery patients, this book allows readers to recognize that they are not alone in their challenges. Readers walk away with a personalized coping guide that can be used not only during the post-surgery period, but also for a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453842386
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Tanie Miller Kabala is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating weight loss surgery patients and individuals with eating disorders. Dr. Kabala received psychology training at Georgetown University, George Washington University, George Mason University, and the University of Delaware. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with honors in 2003 and has practiced psychology in multiple settings, including community mental health centers, university counseling centers, and private practice. Dr. Kabala currently works in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where she also resides with her husband and daughter.

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