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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the "I Feel Fat" Spell Paperback – February 22, 2016

4.8 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

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Editorial Reviews


It's not easy to get through to kids who have fallen under the spell of self-loathing and distorted body image issues, but oh so vital that we do. But how? Simply telling children not to listen to what mean kids say, or to stop comparing themselves to models on TV does little to change their minds. In Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the "I Feel Fat" Spell, Wachter and Marcus deliver an excellent combination of kid-friendly insights and practical activities to help youngsters identify and dismantle their critical self-talk and beliefs. I wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful and important book.
--Susan Stiffelman, author of Parenting with Presence and Parenting Without Power Struggles

In Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the "I Feel Fat" Spell, Wachter and Marcus have created a great offering for an important population. Mirror, Mirror seeks to soothe self-doubt and body image anxiety in kids before they fall prey to disordered eating. The authors talk to the reader in a direct manner that cultivates educated understanding while also encouraging self-reflection and healthier thinking. Just as crucially, they help adults interface with kids using kid-friendly language and concepts. This is an upbeat, solution-oriented book that will make a positive impact on kids and parents alike.
--Dr. Lucie Hemmen, author of Parenting a Teen Girl and The Teen Girl's Survival Guide

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the "I Feel Fat" Spell brings new insight to an issue that is becoming more and more confusing and heartbreaking for parents and kids. The authors speak with families and not at them. Each "Spell Breaker" gives parents the tools they need to work with their kids ad help them develop the self-esteem they deserve. Kids don't have to suffer in silence and parents don't have to feel powerless. I think this book will be a life changer for many families.
--Marci Warhaft-Nadler, author of The Body Image Survival Guide

I was charmed from word one of Mirror, Mirror. In my own version, families, friends and whole communities read this book together chapter by chapter, practicing each Spell Breaker, learning to befriend themselves, each other and the world. Co-authors Wachter and Marcus have given us a gem in this book, helping future generations break the chains of body hatred for good.
--Shannon Cutts, author of Love and Feathers and Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back

Describing a problem is easy; coming up with creative and effective solutions is the real challenge. With a foundation of one deceptively simple metaphor, Wachter and Marcus build a book for young people that is almost all solution. But kids aren't the only beneficiaries here. Adults with body image problems would be wise to learn the "Spell Breakers" in this book.
--Thom Rutledge, co-author of Life Without Ed, author of The Self-Forgiveness Handbook

About the Author

Andrea Wachter, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in eating disorders, depression, anxiety and grief. Andrea is the author of Getting Over Overeating for Teens and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Andrea is an inspirational counselor, author and speaker who uses professional expertise, humor and personal recovery to help others. To check out her blogs or other books, visit andreawachter.com

Marsea Marcus, LMFT is a licensed therapist and author specializing in the healing of eating disorders, sexual abuse, trauma and depression. She obtained her Master's degree from John F. Kennedy University. She is a trained Process Therapist and is also certified in the use of EMDR, a trauma therapy. Marsea has worked in several inpatient treatment centers for eating disorders and addiction recovery. Marsea maintains a private practice in Northern California.
Andrea and Marsea are co-authors of The Don't Diet, Live-It Workbook and co-founders of InnerSolutions Counseling Services. You can learn more at innersolutions.net

Product details

  • Grade Level : 4 - 6
  • Item Weight : 5.1 ounces
  • Paperback : 108 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1513707175
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1513707174
  • Publisher : Uprush (February 22, 2016)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.27 x 8.5 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 18 ratings