This important book immediately draws the reader into the world of those struggling with anorexia/bulimia (a/b), whose stories, poems, and first-person accounts expose the 'voice' of these deadly problems.
The authors' decade-and-a-half collaboration with 'insiders' has yielded fresh answers to these life and death questions: How does a/b seduce and terrorize girls and women? Why is a/b successful in encouraging girls and women to unwittingly embrace their would-be murderer? How can such a murderer be exposed and thwarted? This book details a unique way of thinking and speaking about anorexia/bulimia. By having conversations with insiders in which the problem is viewed as an external influence rather than a part of the person, these therapists show how to bring the tactics of a/b into the open, expose its deceptions, break its spell, and encourage defiance of its tyrannical rule. These innovations enable insiders, professionals, and loved ones to unite against anorexia/bulimia rather than allowing a/b to pit a professional or loved one against an insider, and the insider against herself. Coercion is sidestepped in favor of practices that are collaborative, accountable and spirit-nurturing. The groundbreaking discoveries outlined in this book will provide new options, inspiration and hope, not only for those who suffer at anorexia's hands, but also for their loved ones and healthcare professionals.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Richard Maisel, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor at Alliant International University in San Francisco and maintains a private practice in Berkeley and Walnut Creek, California. He has published and presented extensively on narrative therapy and anorexia/bulimia.
David Epston, M.A., C.Q.S.W. is coauthor of Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends (1990) and Playful Approaches to Serious Problems (1997). He is a visiting professor at the School of Community Studies, UNITEC Institute of Technology in Auckland, and is the codirector of the Family Therapy Centre in Auckland.
Ali Borden, M.A., M.F.T. is the Assistant Clinical Director at the Monte Nido Treatment Center, a residential facility in Los Angeles for women fighting Anorexia and Bulimia. Ali has successfully battled with anorexia/bulimia in her own life.
Table of Contents
|Part 1||The Seduction and Imprisonment||17|
|1.||The Seductive Voice of Anorexia/Bulimia||19|
|2.||From Captivated to Captive: Anorexia/Bulimia as Prison and Jailer||29|
|3.||First It Saves Your Life, Then It Kills You: Emily's Story||43|
|4.||Becoming an Angel: Maggie's Story||56|
|5.||The Devil's Smile: Jennifer's Story||59|
|6.||Saving a Life: Anorexia's Story About Kristen||66|
|Part 2||Turning Against Anorexia/Bulimia||73|
|7.||Manners of Speaking||75|
|8.||Breaking the Spell of Anorexia/Bulimia||90|
|9.||Ten Voices Against One: Tracy's Story||106|
|10.||I Wanna Be Good: A Conversation with Margaret||117|
|Part 3||Reclaiming One's Life From Anorexia/Bulimia||133|
|11.||Unmasking and Defying Anorexia/Bulimia||135|
|12.||Constructing Anti-Anorexic/Bulimic Lifestyles||163|
|13.||Comebacks and Retreats||177|
|14.||Living Life From the Inside Out: A Conversation with Amy||192|
|15.||Anorexia's Soldiers: Another Conversation with Margaret||213|
|Part 4||Becoming an Anti-Anorexic/Bulimic Ally||235|
|16.||Parents as Anti-Anorexic/Bulimic Allies||237|
|17.||Lighting a Torch in the Great Darkness of Anorexia: Ann and Richard's Story||252|
|18.||Toward Spirit-Nourishing Approaches||274|