The Diet Survivor's paradigm provides a powerful framework for treating clients with eating problems. The Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care can be used when working with individuals, families, or groups. The 60 activities offer a variety of innovative concepts to guide your client(s) through the process of normalizing eating, building self-acceptance and fostering self-care.
Our first book, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating, offers a comprehensive approach to address the dynamics and treatment of compulsive eating. Drawing from the mountain of research indicating that diets don't work but actually contribute to the diet-binge cycle, this book presents a sound method of solving, rather than controlling, compulsive eating, enabling people to find freedom from preoccupation with food and weight. Rich in compelling narrative, we explore the roots of compulsive eating, including the deprivation caused by diets and the use of food to manage feelings, and invite readers to examine their own attitudes toward food, weight and dieting.
Although developed with professionals in mind, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet is written in an engaging and easy-to-read style, making it accessible to anyone struggling with food and weight issues.