Telling Ed No!: And Other Practical Tools to Conquer Your Eating Disorder and Find Freedom

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Gurze Books, Oct 18, 2013 - Self-Help - 254 pages
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Recovery from an eating disorder requires support of all kinds, and this book is filled with ideas, exercises, and insights. Based on Kerrigan’s own inspiring story, Telling Ed No! is a toolbox of over 100 practical recovery tools, from family interventions, yoga, and massage, to music, role playing and even holding ice! Each tool brings the recovery process to life with prompts for reflection and discussion. Readers looking for guidance will learn: why having a “treatment team” is essential and how to assemble one, how to end self-destructive behaviors such as cutting and over-exercising, and how to transform Ed’s controlling rules into powerful, new recovery rules. Part-self-help book, part memoir, this unique workbook combines the power of real-life experiences and candid straight talk with suggestions and exercises that offer both hope and creative guidance.

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I just started reading and have read the first four chapters! Very quick reading. I found an huge desire to journal as I read and made connections between her story and my own. Going to order this book as the preview isnt enough! I want more.

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This book has very good information on Eating Disorders. IF anyone is suffering from this disease it is a must read. Read full review


When Ed Had Control
Gaining The Upper Hand
Breaking The ChainsSeparation and Strength
The EscapeFinding Freedom

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Cheryl Kerrigan is an eating disorder survivor and activist. She is a contributing author to multiple eating disorder recovery books and to, a weekly recovery blog. She is on the Leadership Board (and a mentor) of MentorCONNECT, the first global eating disorder mentoring community as well as the main recovery speaker for Eating For Life Alliance. Cheryl "brings recovery to life" by speaking regularly about her experiences at schools and treatment centers around the country. Learn more at or

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