Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating

Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating

by Ann Saffi Biasetti


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A step-by-step holistic approach to eating disorder recovery, using self-compassion and embodiment practices to reduce symptoms, increase body awareness and acceptance, reconnect to others, and step back into an integrated life.

Those who struggle with disordered eating often find themselves in an unrelenting cycle of harsh self-judgment, painful emotions, and harmful behaviors. Seeing the body as an adversary, these patterns can lead many people to become withdrawn or isolated. Ann Saffi Biasetti’s powerful holistic approach to liberating people from disordered eating focuses on growing self-compassion and embodiment. This insight, informed by yoga and mindfulness meditation, views the body not just as something to be healed or restored but as a source of great wisdom and knowledge.

Dr. Biasetti offers yoga-based movement, body-awareness practices, meditations, and journaling exercises to help release long-held habits of self-criticism and perfectionism. Her step-by-step program will rebuild self-compassion, self-care, body awareness, acceptance, and connection to the self and to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611806083
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 176,785
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSW has been a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty-five years and is licensed as a clinical social worker. She maintains a private practice in Saratoga Springs, New York, specializing in somatic psychotherapy and eating disorder recovery. Dr. Biasetti is also a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and mindfulness and self-compassion teacher/trainer, trained in the Mindful Self-Compassion program. She has developed a teacher-training program in mindfulness-based restorative yoga to promote embodiment and embodied awareness.

Table of Contents

Foreword Adrienne Ressler vii

Introduction 1

1 Feeling Broken 21

2 Building Compassion from the Outside in 33

3 Embracing Your Power and Independence 52

4 Becoming Embodied 72

5 Discovering Self-Compassion 92

6 Approaching Recovery with Self-Compassion 104

7 Believing You Are Worthy of Healing 115

8 Finding Healing and Wholeness 128

9 Growing into Self-Love 139

Conclusion 151

Acknowledgments 153

Resources 155

Bibliography 157

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