The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health

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ReadHowYouWant.com, May 1, 2011 - 368 pages
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An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness. This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters - guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness - and shows readers how to embrace and learn from their feelings. Written with honesty and humor, the book explains how to identify and label a specific emotion, the function of that emotion, and why the emotion drives food and eating problems. Each chapter has two sets of exercises: experiential exercises that relate to emotions and eating, and questionnaires that provoke thinking about and understanding feelings and their purpose. Supplemental pages help readers identify emotions and chart emotional development. The final part of the workbook focuses on strategies for disconnecting feeling from food, discovering emotional triggers, and using one's feelings to get what one wants out of life.
 

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If you have had weight problems this book is for you. If you are any type of emotional eater happy sad mad you eat for distraction out of anxiety then this book is for you. If you have ever ... Read full review

Contents

The Function of Feelings
1
Fear of Feelings
28
Feelings Not Food
51
Confusion 11 1 1 2
69
5 6 7 8
70
Disappointment Anxiety Helplessness Shame
78
Introduction xiv 28 51 72
88
Loneliness
220
Freeing Your Feelings
243
Triggers to Intense Feelings and Disordered Eating
272
Feeling Your Way to Happiness Health and a Natural Body Weight
304
Food Feelings Food Feelings Action Back Cover Material Plan
310
PostAssessment 304
324
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