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

Front Cover, 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


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

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