Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders: Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sep 15, 2011 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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After achieving a level of recovery from an eating disorder, it is vital to ensure the right practical and emotional supports are in place to maintain that recovery indefinitely. In this important book, Naomi Feigenbaum confronts the often neglected subject of how to take the essential steps towards a healthy and happy life after recovering from an eating disorder. This inspirational companion offers a wide range of healthy coping skills that are supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. Issues explored range from the practical aspects of recovery such as how to confront triggers and work with a treatment team, to the emotional hurdles that include accepting one’s body, coping with trauma and sustaining meaningful relationships. A number of real people in recovery are introduced, proving that every experience is unique and the key to maintaining a healthy life is finding a path that works for the individual. This guide will help to signpost that path and inspire those in recovery with the confidence to take responsibility for their choices and ultimately their lives. Written with the aim of helping those in recovery discover their own unique insights and passions and awaken a desire to enjoy life to the fullest, this positive and life-affirming book will be an invaluable aid for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder, their family, friends, and the healthcare professionals who work with them.
 

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Contents

Authors Note
8
Acknowledgements
14
Introduction The Journey Beyond Eating Disorders
16
Chapter 1 Making a Smooth Transition
26
Chapter 2 Building and Using a Treatment Team
43
Chapter 3 Celebrating Your True Self
58
Chapter 4 Confronting Triggers
77
Chapter 5 Treating Food as Medicine
92
Chapter 7 Getting Creative
136
Chapter 8 Connecting Spiritually
156
Chapter 9 Coping with Trauma and Loss
176
Chapter 10 Developing Healthy Relationships
200
Chapter 11 Preparing for the Journey Ahead
216
Useful Contacts
233
Further Reading
234
Index
236

Chapter 6 Accepting Your Body
116

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Naomi Feigenbaum holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University, Ohio and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Naomi writes and speaks on the topic of recovery from eating disorders, spreading messages of hope and empowerment. She is the author of the highly acclaimed One Life: Hope, Healing and Inspiration on the Path to Recovery from Eating Disorders, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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