Re-Versing the Numbers: A Poetry Workbook for Eating Disorders

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Blooming Twig Books, Nov 11, 2011 - Poetry
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Re-Versing the Numbers: A Poetry Workbook for Eating Disorders. Soft-Cover Workbook Edition. "Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships..." The National Eating Disorders Association "As a psychotherapis, I often see clients with eating disorders who have been through non-helpful behavioral programs. Behaviorism is only part of the answer. Even cognitive change is affected by feelings, and if those feelings remain hidden, then little can be changed. The topics covered in this book are cognitive/behavioral in theory, but are approached from the holistic, artistic side. This book is designed to be used on only be individual readers, but also by mental health professionals." From the Introduction to Re-Versing the Numbers
 

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Contents

That Which is Forbidden
67
Jumper
68
What We Tell Ourselves
69
The Five Stages of Excessive Weight Loss
70
Examining Your Own SelfTalk
71
COGNITIVE THERAPY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
73
Waiting To Be Heard
74
Communication
75

UNDERSTANDING MY RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD
15
Strawberries
16
Pleasurable Food Association
17
Comfort
18
Comfort Food
19
Alternatives
20
Healthy Alternatives
21
Love Food
22
What Does Food Represent?
23
The Gift of Tomatoes
24
Make It Part of You
25
UNDERSTANDING MY EMOTIONS
27
How Do I Feel?
28
Identifying Feelings
29
All I Want
30
Expressing Feelings
31
i wanna feel
32
Mood Alterers
33
I used to be
34
I Used To Be But Now I Am
35
Off Auto Pilot
36
Not This But What?
37
BEHAVIORAL CHANGE
39
Before the Fall
40
Signs
41
Their Way
42
Whose Way?
43
Change
44
What Keeps Us From Changing?
45
What I Miss
46
What I Miss From Moving On
47
COGNITIVE THERAPY Changing Irrational Thinking
49
Solid Ground
50
Reframing Behavior
51
Marked
52
Judging Others and Being Judged
53
Names
54
All or Nothing Thinking
55
All Thats Left
56
Wants and Needs
57
Thieves
58
Control
59
The Dream
60
Suicide
61
COGNITIVE THERAPY AND SELFTALK
63
Hungry
64
Internal and External Locus of Control
65
Forbidden Fruit
66
Wheels
76
Being Acknowledged
77
Haiku
78
Finding Your Voice
79
At The Place of No Conversation
80
Body Language
81
FAMILY DYNAMICS
83
Different Ways
84
Family Roles
85
You Wanted
86
Expectations
87
Beneath the SickaWar Tree
88
A Safe Place
89
Carried Away
90
Shame
91
Skippin Time
92
Relating to Parents
93
ring of love beads
94
Trading Places
95
INTERACTING WITH THE WORLD
97
Leaving Behind
98
Assertiveness
99
He loves me
100
What Does Love Mean?
101
now that hes gone
102
Grief
103
Second Story
104
Support System
105
Paisley Dress of Purple
106
Dealing With Authority
107
Park and Shop
108
Violence
109
X HEALTH AND WELLNESS
111
Something Stolen
112
Remembering Health
113
Timeless
114
Right Brain Activities
115
Test Coming Up
116
Relaxation Techniques
117
Song of a Norwegian Summer Day
118
Mindfulness
119
Snowy Morning in Oklahoma
120
Meditation
121
Rebel
122
Poetry Therapy
123
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
127
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About the author (2011)

Cynthia Blomquist Gustavson was born in rural Minnesota to a jazz musician and a waitress in 1947. She is the author of five poetry collections, several poetry workbooks for therapists, and has published in numerous journals. She was educated at Gustavus Adolphus College, Boston University, Louisiana State University, United Seminary of the Twin Cities, and Oklahoma State University, and has taught at Northeastern State University in Tallequah, Oklahoma, and Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, and has been an invited lecturer around the country. In her twenty-two years as a social worker she has worked in drug prevention, practiced individual and group therapy, worked extensively with caregivers of the chronically ill and developmentally disabled. A much acclaimed poet and author, the winner of a New Millennium Writings Award in 2002 and finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award from the Salem College Center for Women Writers in 2004, Gustavson lives and works in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband of 36 years.

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