A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating
by Ann Saffi Biasetti
Published by Shambhala
| 176 Pages
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A step-by-step holistic approach to eating disorder recovery, using self-compassion and embodiment practices to reduce symptoms, increase body awareness and acceptance, reconnect to others, and step back into an integrated life.
Those who struggle with disordered eating often find themselves in an unrelenting cycle of harsh self-judgment, painful emotions, and harmful behaviors. Seeing the body as an adversary, these patterns can lead many people to become withdrawn or isolated. Ann Saffi Biasetti’s powerful holistic approach to liberating people from disordered eating focuses on growing self-compassion and embodiment. This insight, informed by yoga and mindfulness meditation, views the body not just as something to be healed or restored but as a source of great wisdom and knowledge.
Dr. Biasetti offers yoga-based movement, body-awareness practices, meditations, and journaling exercises to help release long-held habits of self-criticism and perfectionism. Her step-by-step program will rebuild self-compassion, self-care, body awareness, acceptance, and connection to the self and to others.
“Dr. Biasetti’s work hits the sweet spot where self-compassion training and eating disorder recovery intersect—the body—and she shows how compassionate, embodied awareness heals.”—Christopher Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
“Befriending Your Body is a valuable resource for creating a new relationship with your body and with food. Full of meditation, yoga, and self-compassion practices, this wise and loving book will be a much needed antidote to body-shaming and self-loathing which plague so many women. This book is a healing gift.”—Dr. Susan Pollak, co-author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, President, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, co-founder, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Harvard Medical School.
“This book could become a treasured friend to those in recovery from any sort of eating disorder.”—New Spirit Journal