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Life Without Ed

Life Without Ed
How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too

by Jenni Schaefer

  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release : 2014-01-31
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0071834230
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 10th Anniversary Edition of the book that has given hope and inspiration to thousands who are dealing with eating disorders "If you or someone you love has an eating disorder, this is the book to read." —Dr. Phil Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni’s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all. Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni’s “divorce” from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient’s insights and experiences with a therapist’s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed. This 10th anniversary edition features a new afterword as well as sections devoted to family, friends, and supporters; how treatment professionals can use the book with their patients; and men with eating disorders. "Of all the great books written on eating disorders, none has had a wider reach than Life Without Ed. Those suffering have found connection and hope, family members have found understanding and empathy, professionals have learned from it and praised it. It will remain a classic for decades to come." —Michael E. Berrett, PhD, psychologist; CEO and cofounder of the Center for Change; coauthor of Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders "[Life Without Ed] was the first [book] to teach readers that they can not only separate from their eating disorder, but also disagree with and disobey it. I wholeheartedly recommend this witty, hopeful guide to patients, carers, professionals, and anyone else who wants to understand what it's really like to live with an eating disorder and ultimately triumph over it." —Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School; co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital "This uplifting book’s intimate inner dialogue has energized countless young women—and men—in their own recoveries from eating disorders." —Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS, coauthor of Making Weight: Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape & Recovery "Jenni is truly a remarkable woman. She unselfishly shares her struggles and triumphs in something that will probably affect all of us in one way or another in our lifetime. Her candid and inspiring story will truly help those suffering from their own "Ed." I feel privileged to know her and her story." —Jamie-Lynn Sigler, actress

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life
A Book

by Jenni Schaefer

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 2009-08-26
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780071608879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Don't Battle an Eating Disorder Forever- Recover from It Completely Jenni Schaefer and Ed (eating disorder) are no longer on speaking terms, not even in her most difficult moments. In her bestseller, Life Without Ed, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition-enabling her to break up with Ed once and for all. In Goodbye Ed, Hello Me Jenni shows you that being fully recovered is not just about breaking free from destructive behaviors with food and having a healthy relationship with your body; it also means finding joy and peace in your life. "Jenni Schaefer has dedicated her life to helping people overcome their eating disorders and live life to the fullest. She is an inspiration to all!" --Dr. Phil “Every young woman and man interested in overcoming disordered eating should read this treasure of a book.” -Leigh Cohn, M.A.T., CEDS, Editor-in-Chief, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention “The beauty of Jenni's written journey through her tormented relationship with Ed is that it is honest, passionate, hopeful-but, most important, it ultimately assures the reader that life really can move on.” -Lynn Grefe, CEO, National Eating Disorders Association Combining Jenni's signature personal advice and unfailing encouragement along with valuable exercises you can do as you read, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me will give you the prescriptive tools to take the final steps in divorcing your Ed completely. Foreword by Carolyn Costin, LMFT, M.A., M.Ed.

Life Without Ed

Life Without Ed
A Book

by Jenni Schaefer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author describes her life battling an eating disorder and provides exercises to help people deal with their own problems.

Diary of an Exercise Addict

Diary of an Exercise Addict
A Book

by Peach Friedman

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2008-11-05
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780762752454
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 2000, Peach Friedman, a college senior freshly broken up from her boyfriend, set out to beat the blues by beating herself into shape. Running ten miles a day and taking in as little as 800 calories, she fell from 146 pounds to 100 in three months and was at serious risk of cardiac arrest. What Friedman suffered from was exercise bulimia—a newly diagnosed and rapidly spreading eating disorder that affects some 400,000 American women, and which gyms and colleges across America are beginning to take seriously. In Diary of an Exercise Addict Friedman recounts her descent into a life-threatening illness, her remarkable recovery, and the setbacks along the way. With refreshing candor she lays bare her relationships with family, friends, and lovers and the repressed desire that finally surfaced as she found her own way back to health.

Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives

Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives
Guidance and Reflections on Recovery from Eating Disorders

by Aimee Liu

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2011-04-26
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780834827417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Despite what you may have been led to believe, most people with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder are able to completely restore their health and well-being. But how does this happen? Author Aimee Liu has woven together dozens of first-person accounts of recovery to create a break-through roadmap for healing from an eating disorder. Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives answers key questions including: How does healing begin? What does it feel like? What supports and accelerates it? Will I ever be free of worry about a relapse? Throughout the book are informative sidebars written by leading professionals in the field, addressing essential topics such as finding the right therapist, the use of medications, exploring complementary treatments, and how family members can help. Learn more at the author's website: www.aimeeliu.net.

Pieces of Me: a memoir

Pieces of Me: a memoir
A Book

by Justin Hlavacek

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2020-03-24
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1678042390
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A journey of internal torment and anguish, to recovery and acceptance.

Ed says U said

Ed says U said
Eating Disorder Translator

by Catherine Sangster,June Alexander

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0857006770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When an eating disorder (ED) is involved, the problems caused by miscommunication can have serious consequences. A remark from a parent that is intended as positive encouragement could act as a trigger and a criticism from someone with an ED might really be a cry for help. This book aims to improve communication between someone with an eating disorder and their friends and family by revealing the eating disorder mind set and decoding language choices. Using examples of real-life, everyday conversations, ED says U said translates the highly charged language of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and unravels the emotional chaos that can surround sufferers and those who care for them. It provides clear examples of the common pitfalls and gives invaluable advice about how to help in defusing the triggers and regaining the personality swamped by the illness. A unique resource of information on EDs, this book will be essential reading for everyone who has been affected by eating disorders: sufferers, carers, family and friends, together with health care professionals treating people with eating disorders.

Letting Go of Ed

Letting Go of Ed
A Guide to Recovering from Your Eating Disorder

by Pippa Wilson

  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 2011-08-26
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 1780990138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eating disorders are everywhere, from anorexics to bulimics, binge eaters to yo-yo dieters. An awful lot of people today feel miserable around food and unhappy in their bodies. But it doesn't have to be this way. Recovering from an eating disorder is a long, difficult road, and you need guidance along the way. There are many books about eating disorders available. This book is different. This book isn't about your eating disorder: it's about you. This book doesn't focus on food and eating and weight issues: these are merely the symptoms, not the problem. Instead, this book offers practical, insightful, gentle guidance that can help you discover the underlying reasons for your eating disorder and how you can truly heal.

Telling Ed No!

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

by Cheryl Kerrigan

  • Publisher : Gurze Books
  • Release : 2013-10-18
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 093607762X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical workbook for sufferers of eating disorders shares dozens of beneficial exercises, uplifting stories and strategic techniques for battling their condition, drawing on the author's personal experience to outline empowering recovery rules. Original.

Better Is Not So Far Away

Better Is Not So Far Away
A Book

by Melissa Groman

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 2014-11-27
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780071840842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From hurting to healing . . . resistance to recovery . . . struggle to strength . . . This can be your story When your parents, friends, or partner tell you what you should or should not do to "get better," do you think, "They just don't get it"? Melissa Groman gets it. As a therapist, she has spent twenty-five years helping young women who binge, starve, and physically harm themselves to heal and recover. In Better Is Not So Far Away, she combines her experience, wisdom, and compassion to help you see beyond your behavior, discover who you really are, and decide to change your life. You might know that obsession, disordered eating, and self-harm won't ultimately make you feel better--but you haven't been able to stop. Bridging the gap between what you feel and what you do, Groman explores raw emotional pain with a deep knowledge of the human psyche, including stories of those who have suffered, faced, and conquered self-destructive urges. "A life well-lived means more than just a lessening of symptoms," Groman writes. "It means a true shift in how you think and how you tend to your own feelings and the feelings of others." Dealing with family, friendships, emotions, and life itself--as well as food and body issues--can be complex and can get in the way of even wanting to recover. When you clear away some of the emotional obstacles, it's easier to take practical steps to genuine relief and healing. This book will help you do just that. It can be the first or next right step toward facing your greatest hurts and challenges in a practical, profoundly honest, and self-caring way. A healthy, happy life may seem impossible now--but, truly, it is not so far away.

Facing the Invisible Monster

Facing the Invisible Monster
How I Came Back from Trauma, and How You Can Too

by Jenni Schaefer

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2022-01-25
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0358265711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jenni Schaefer, best-selling author and self-help speaker, reveals her unexpected but harrowing battle with PTSD while exploring the groundbreaking treatments that saved her At the height of her career as a mental health expert, Jenni Schaefer was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. She had already battled and overcome anorexia, so this time around, her diagnosis shocked her—she had PTSD. In this revelatory book, Schaefer discloses the truth about PTSD: It can happen to anyone. She delves into her own trauma—rape at the hands of an abusive boyfriend—and shares the steps she took on the journey to recovery. By including original research about the condition and its treatments, Schaefer paints a new, fuller picture of PTSD that will shatter stigmas and right readers’ misconceptions about trauma.

Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders

Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders
The diary healer

by June Alexander

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-07-01
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1317649362
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders: The diary healer uses a unique combination of evidence-based research and raw diary excerpts to explain the pitfalls and benefits of diary writing during recovery from an eating disorder. In a time when diary writing remains a largely untapped resource in the health care professions, June Alexander sets out to correct this imbalance, explaining how the diary can inspire, heal and liberate, provide a learning tool for others and help us to understand and cope with life challenges. The book focuses on the power of diary writing, which may serve as a survival tool but become an unintended foe. With guidance, patients who struggle with face-to-face therapy are able to reveal their thoughts through writing and construct a strong sense of self. The effects of family background and the environment are explored, and the therapeutic value of sharing diaries, to better understand illness symptoms and behaviours, is discussed. Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders will be of interest to those who have recovered or are recovering from eating disorders or any mental illness, as well as therapists, clinicians and others working in the medical and healthcare professions.

Life, Love, and Death

Life, Love, and Death
Reflections on the Human Condition

by Valerie Golembiewski

  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-14
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 148972608X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have you ever been in love, watched someone die, or created a fantasy world for yourself? Then this is a must read for you.

Getting Better Bite by Bite

Getting Better Bite by Bite
A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders

by Ulrike Schmidt,Janet Treasure,June Alexander

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-09-16
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1317622847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Getting Better Bite by Bite is an essential, authoritative and evidence-based self-help programmethat has been used by bulimia sufferersfor over 20 years. This new edition maintains the essence of the original book, while updating its content for today's readers, drawing on the latest knowledge of the biology and psychology of bulimia and its treatment. The book provides step-by-step guidance for change based on solid research. The use of everyday language, stimulating contemporary case study story-telling and evocative illustrations in Bite by Bite provide encouragement, hope and new perspectives for all readers. This handy-sized book fills a need for easy-to-understand information about Bulimia Nervosa, a serious and prevalent eating disorder. Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure are world-renowned researchers and authorities on eating disorders, and June Alexander, a former sufferer of anorexia and bulimia, is a respected writer and internationally-known eating disorder awareness advocate. Getting Better Bite by Bite is a valuable resource - for sufferers, for their families, and for the health professionals and carers treating them.

Life Sucks

Life Sucks
How to Deal with the Way Life Is, Was, and Always Will Be Unfair

by Michael I. Bennett,Sarah Bennett

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-04-09
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1524787914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times best-selling authors Michael I. Bennett, MD and Sarah Bennett--a book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we can't control. Being a teenager can suck. Your friends can become enemies, and your enemies can become friends. Your family can drive you crazy. School and teachers can be a drag. Your body is constantly changing. And everyone seems to tell you to "just be you." But just who is that? With their open and honest approach, father-daughter team Michael I. Bennett and Sarah Bennett's book is sure to appeal to teenagers and show them they aren't alone in dealing with fake friends, with parents who think they're "hip," and even how high school isn't everyone's glory days. Young readers--and their parents--are sure to find this no-nonsense, real-life advice helpful, and it will help them realize that it's okay to talk to their parents and other advisors around them about big issues that might be uncomfortable to discuss.

Weighing Love

Weighing Love
A Book

by Paula Galli

  • Publisher : Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
  • Release : 2018-10-09
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1722520469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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About 7 million women suffer from an eating disorder. By the age of 20, Paula Galli was descending into a personal hell - forever obsessed with food, body image and her weight. Life became a nightmare of deceit, sadness and self-hate. In Weighing Love, she analyzes through personal experiences overcoming her damaged self-image to help others learn how to rediscover their sense of self. With practical advice, encouragement and exercises her no-nonsense approach is a must read for women of all ages!

101 Tips for Recovering from Eating Disorders

101 Tips for Recovering from Eating Disorders
A Pocket Book of Wisdom

by Amy Barth

  • Publisher : Loving Healing Press
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 1615990011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Barth's bite-sized nuggets of wisdom and inspiration will help to pick you up on rough days, give you much-needed hope everyday, and keep you moving along the journey to freedom."--Jenni Schaefer, author of "Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder."

Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder
The New Maudsley Skills-Based Training Manual

by Jenny Langley,Janet Treasure,Gill Todd

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-11-21
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1351232576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Skills-Based Training Manual provides a framework for carer skills workshops which can be used by anyone working with these conditions. Based on the successful New Maudsley Model, which equips carers with the knowledge and skills needed to support those with an eating disorder, the book consists of two sections which will help facilitators to deliver skills workshops to carers. The first section provides the theoretical background, while the second uses exercises to bring the New Maudsley Model to life. The skills workshops provide a much-needed lifeline, giving carers an opportunity to meet in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment, and to learn to recognise that changes in their own responses can be highly beneficial. With session-by-session guidelines and handouts for participants, Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Skills-Based Training Manual will be of aid to anyone working with someone coping with these conditions.

Building a Ministry of Comfort and Compassion

Building a Ministry of Comfort and Compassion
A Young Widow's Journey

by Elaine Cook

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2005-06
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0595354114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For the first time in my life, I finally see purpose for all I have endured with God's amazing Grace. I have a compassion for others who are hurting. Not necessarily just widows, but all hearts. I have a sense about people that I can look into a crowd of faces and sense they are hurting. I do not know the hurt they are experiencing, but I feel their hurt. I often speak to various groups about grief or other similar topics and I look across a room and can just feel the look on their faces by searching their hearts. I cannot explain it. Some often refer to it as the gift of discernment. I often refer to is a curse because after I experience that, it drains me emotionally and physically. But I feel that God uses those times to keep me fresh and true to my feelings and where they come from in order to help others. There is no handbook for women who suddenly find themselves on the downward spiral to widowhood. Building a Ministry of Comfort and Compassion isn't a guideline, but a source of hope and encouragement on the journey into and through widowhood, as experienced by author Elaine Cook.

Never Never Never Give Up!

Never Never Never Give Up!
The Ed and Cindy Gainey Story God Has a Plan.

by Sandra Brewer Gross

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2016-11-29
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1512764809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Take a man beaten and discarded as worthless as a child, homeless as an adult, living on the streets, in prison, finding relief in drugs and alcohol . . . until he meets Jesus! Meet Cindy Graves Gainey, his wife, who never stopped praying for her husband to come to know Jesus Christ as his Saviour. Through the good times and the hard times, she never, Never, NEVER gave up believing for Ed's salvation and deliverance from drugs and alcohol. A valiant woman of God! And now, they are both standing on the Word of God as Ed battles Stage 4 cancer with an unknown primary. In 2013, Ed was given one to three years to live. It is now 2015, and he is still praising God, knowing that God has a plan for him. Psalm 8:4..."What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?"