Showing posts from December, 2010

Books on Eating Disorder Issues

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, by Susan Albers PhD A Course in Weight Loss, by Marianne Williamson Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery, by Hall & Ostroff The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) by Heffner, et al Compulsive Overeater, by Bill B. Food for Thought, Daily Meditation for Overeaters Letting Go of Compulsive Eating, Daily Meditations Losing Your Pounds of Pain, by Doreen Virtue Overcoming Binge Eating, by Chris Fairburn Overcoming Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder, Guided Self Help Workbook (Treatments That Work) by Agras & Apple Thin, by Grace Bowman “Bright, popular, pretty and successful, Grace Bowman had the world at her feet. So what drove her to starve herself nearly to death at the age of 18? And what, more importantly, made her stop? A grippingly honest account of life

Emotional Empowerment: Hood River DBT

EMOTIONAL EMPOWERMENT: HOOD RIVER DBT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) combines cognitive and behavioral therapy, incorporating methodologies from various practices including mindfulness techniques. We’ve all found ourselves in a crisis, in a conflict with someone important in our lives or overwhelmed by emotion and circumstances. It can be difficult to maintain emotional balance while figuring out just how to navigate through those stressful times. For some, repetitive stressful events and an inability to recover fully from one event before another occurs, results in destructive behaviors, such as self-injury and suicide attempts, drug/alcohol or food related problems. It takes skills to solve life’s problems while enduring intense emotion. In DBT, four skills modules are designed to specifically assist individuals in better managing behavioral, emotional and cognitive instability. Their intent is to help people with problems with anger or the expression with anger, episodic