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Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder Paperback – August 1, 2011
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"Joanna Poppink's Healing Your Hungry Heart answers two questions I frequently hear from troubled eaters: "How do I begin my recovery and what can I do to sustain it?" Her chapter on the warning signs of an eating disorder is especially helpful to those who aren't sure if their relationship with food is unhealthy or not. Other chapters gently guide the reader in an exploration of what is needed to recover from deregulated eating--mindfulness, self-reflection and honesty, bona fide emotional nourishment, and daily practices for skill acquisition and moving toward true fulfillment. I would certainly recommend this book to my clients and students." -Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., author of The Food and Feelings Workbook and Nice Girls Finish Fat
"Finally--a book that speaks beyond the stereotype of eating disorders as the 'little girl's disease,' reaching out to women who have lived with these devastating disorders for years, and offering practical, sound, and insightful advice on how to begin, and sustain, real recovery." -Marya Hornbacher, author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
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In her work and writing Joanna draws both on her clinical experience and her personal experience in healing from bulimia. She corresponds with women throughout the world via her website and Skype video in her ongoing efforts to support eating disorder recovery. Visit Joanna at: http://www.eatingdisorderrecovery.com.
She is a licensed psychotherapist with more than 25 years experience in helping adults find recovery from eating disorders. She studied psychology at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Saybrook Institute and received her M.A. from Antioch University.
Currently she is studying for her UCLA Certificate in Sustainability.
Joanna lives in Los Angeles where, in addition to her private practice, she finds time for improvisational theater games, gardening, writing, travelling and having glorious, colorful and messy art experiences in her garden with the children in her family.
More about Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from you eating disorder
Joanna writes frank descriptions of the often secret emotional and personal challenges of living with an eating disorder and how to use those experiences as opportunities for healing.
Using stories from her personal struggles with bulimia along with stories from a wide-range of women she has known, Joanna offers a developmental path to eating disorder recovery.
She writes to adult women in their 30's, 40's, 50's and beyond as they struggle to manage their careers, marriages, and families. She offers hope, inspiration and practical tools.
Through a rich assortment of exercises, quizzes, journal prompts, specific mindfulness tasks and other creative healing activities Joanna guides the reader toward personal self revelation, understand and the ability to develop beyond present limitations. This is the path that leads to healing and recovery.
To arrange a free fifteen minute telephone consultation e-mail Joanna at:
joanna at poppink.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Another aspect that sets this apart from other books is that she identifies many of the common personality traits that co-occur with EDs. She has the reader ask themselves difficult questions such as: "do I have issues encroaching on other's boundaries? how is my eating related to that? how can I heal from that?Read more ›
Cos let's face it who really understands what we go through.... least of all ourselves :) - So it is with much relief that I found this book and started to work through the chapters. I was fascinated to learn more about my behaviours not only around food but how by having this eating disorder had severely impacted on other areas of my life -
I have just come through the "GREAT TERROR" Chapter 10 in the book explains this in great detail the mental, physical and emotional turmoil you will feel at some part in your recovery - As you start to make progress and your patterns and behaviours start to change to the new you, your body starts to go into "panic mode" And it feels like the Great Terror- It is simply your body adjusting to the changes you are making, and Joanna does not make it sound any more elaborate than what it really is! - This was pure hell for me but so comforting to know it was part of the process..... and infact an indicator that I was making progress!!!!
To help me through this I picked up HHH and picked a random page it took me to page 109 in the chapter Challenges to Eating Well. There it was- the metaphor that allowed me to shift this terror and see it differently. It gave an example of how I should treat my body as if it were a maltreated dog picked up in the Rescue shelter.....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It iw actually really practical information..it explains you with examples of people who struggled with ED to make it more understandable... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ana Frias
I love this book. I love being in recovery even more. My life has changed....Published 7 months ago by C. Albertie
Great book that helped me understand the rational between the behavior I struggled with for so many years. I highly recommend this book.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
She is conservative and opinionated but speaks the truth. Should be read by all women if they are in relationships with men.Published 9 months ago by Helen A. Gordon
With going through treatment twice I find it shocking that this book was never referenced or recommended. it was incredibly well written, insightful and practical. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carissa Shaul
Really excellent book and an accompaniment to anybody already in therapy for eating issues. Very healing. Highly recommend for clients and therapists!Published 11 months ago by modupe adeleye