The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health

The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health

by Karen R. Koenig


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An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness. This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters — guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness — and shows readers how to embrace and learn from their feelings. Written with honesty and humor, the book explains how to identify and label a specific emotion, the function of that emotion, and why the emotion drives food and eating problems. Each chapter has two sets of exercises: experiential exercises that relate to emotions and eating, and questionnaires that provoke thinking about and understanding feelings and their purpose. Supplemental pages help readers identify emotions and chart emotional development. The final part of the workbook focuses on strategies for disconnecting feeling from food, discovering emotional triggers, and using one’s feelings to get what one wants out of life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780936077208
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 492,797
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., is a licensed clinical social worker, educator, and author who has worked in the field

of eating disorders for over 25 years. Her mission is to teach overeaters and undereaters how to eat naturally and

instinctively. A cognitive-behavioral therapist, she has written numerous articles and essays on clinical issues for

both local and national publications, and is an experienced, dynamic public speaker. At venues such as the Massachusetts School of Professional

Psychology, Simmons College School of Social Work, the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, and the National

Association of Social Workers, Koenig has also taught other professionals how to use her rules of normal’ eating”

model with their clients and patients. Since the 1980s she has been doing talks and workshops for the public in adult

education programs, fitness facilities, libraries, and health and women’s conferences. Karen resides in Sarasota, FL,

after previously living in Boston, MA.

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