A novel that explores one girls chilling descent into the all-consuming chill of anorexia. Lia and Cassie were best friends, but now Cassie is dead. Lias mother is busy saving other peoples lives. Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. The voice inside Lias head keeps telling her remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way¬–thin, thinner, thinnest–shell disappear altogether.
According to Roth, many women become self-loathing through a combination of the utter inefficacy of dieting and a lack of spiritual nourishment. Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality and psychology to explain women’s true hunger. Roth’s approach to eating is that it is the same as any addiction – an activity to avoid feeling emotions. Whether the drug is booze or brownies, the problem is the same: opting out of life. She powerfully urges readers to pay attention to what they truly need – which cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating (the most important is to never diet) and shares reassuring, practical advice that has helped thousands of women who have attended her highly successful seminars. *This book pairs well with Bite By Bite (CD)
Claude-Pierre is convinced that anorexia is a symptom of a larger problem — that of a damaged self — and not a disease. Founder of the world-renowned eating disorders program at the Montreux Clinic in Victoria, BC, she puts damaging myths about anorexia and bulimia to rest and reveals her groundbreaking theories on the ultimate cure for illnesses that current medicine treats with little success. This book details her theories on the true causes of eating disorders and lays out the basis of the Montreux program. Claude-Pierre describes the origins of the negative mindset and the five stages of recovery from eating disorders, spotlights the special challenges of coping with them, and offers clear, practical guidelines to working effectively with health professionals. Voices of former patients are woven throughout the book, sharing messages of hope from victims and their loved ones.
This resource offers an extensive overview of OAs recovery program from the compulsive overeaters perspective. This audiobook provides a step-by-step guide to OAs twelve-step program. Whether youre a novice or an experienced member youll feel the collective support of all those who are striving to recover.
Some five million American women suffer from eating disorders ranging from compulsive dieting to compulsive eating, anorexia to bulimia. The Hungry Self explores the often troubled relationship between mothers and daughters, and the latters reluctance to grow away from and perhaps beyond the former to achieve the independence and autonomy expected of them in todays world. Instead, daughters of all ages and backgrounds flee the struggle for identity and self-development into an obsession with food.