What's Eating You?: A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and other Eating Disorders

What's Eating You?: A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and other Eating Disorders

by Tammy Nelson
     
 

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Living in a culture obsessed with body size and shape, it can be hard to feel good about the way you look. But eating disorders caused by unrealistic body image ideals create much larger problems-diminished self-confidence, unhealthy eating and exercising habits, and an inability to see yourself as a person rather than a number on the scale.

This workbook takes

Overview

Living in a culture obsessed with body size and shape, it can be hard to feel good about the way you look. But eating disorders caused by unrealistic body image ideals create much larger problems-diminished self-confidence, unhealthy eating and exercising habits, and an inability to see yourself as a person rather than a number on the scale.

This workbook takes aim at the motivations behind your relationship with food and helps you to better understand how your need to control what you eat can end up controlling you. As you complete the worksheets in What's Eating You, you'll learn more about the beliefs and experiences that contribute to your disorder. Each worksheet includes questions and exercises targeting the cultural myths, perfectionism, stress, and lack of self-confidence that are often at the heart of a dysfunctional relationship with food. Once these issues are addressed, you'll be able to gather the strength you need to make peace with your body, exude confidence, and live a healthy life.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - C.J. Bott
This review addresses several books in the "Instant Help Book for Teens" series. The first exercise in What's Eating You? is a three-page questionnaire to help teen looks at their eating behaviors. The activities that follow are structured, nonthreatening, self-probing, blame releasing, and hopeful. In Stopping the Pain, Shapiro explains that there are many misconceptions about cutting; for example, that teens who self-injure are just trying to get attention, are very sick people, or are crazy. In reality, most who self-injure do so as a way of coping with the trauma or pain in their lives. This workbook helps individuals look at their lives, find a path out of the pain, and create a path back to health. Coping with Cliques takes a different tone from the others workbooks in this series, as the author attempted to use teen slang that is already outdated and in doing so the problem of female-to-female harassment is trivialized. Other workbooks in this series include: Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Lisa M. Schab; Beyond the Blues by Lisa M. Schab; The Social Success Workbook for Teens by Barbara Cooper and Nancy Widdows; The Anger Workbook for Teens by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann; and The Divorce Workbook for Teens by Lisa M. Schab. Reviewer: C.J. Bott

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572246072
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Instant Help for Teens Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
523,310
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Tammy Nelson, PhD, is a world-renowned expert in relationships, a psychotherapist in private practice, and the author of The New Monogamy. In addition, Nelson is a popular lecturer around the world on sexuality and human relationships and global relational change. She is a board-certified sexologist, an AASECT-certified sex therapist, a licensed professional counselor, and a certified Imago relationship therapist. She resides in the New York City area, where she works in her private practice treating couples who are looking to restore passion to their relationships, recover from infidelity, and create their new monogamy, one agreement at a time.

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