Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
Life Without Ed How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too Author:Thom Rutledge, Jenni Schaefer A unique new approach to treating eating disorders Eight million women in the United States suffer from anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia. For these women, the road to recovery is a rocky one. Many succumb to their eating disorders. Life Without Ed offers hope to all those who suffer from these often deadly disorders. For years, aut... more »hor Jennifer Schaefer lived with both anorexia and bulimia. She credits her successful recovery to the technique she learned from her psychologist, Thom Rutledge. This groundbreaking book illustrates Rutledge's technique. As in the author's case, readers are encouraged to think of an eating disorder as if it were a distinct being with a personality of its own. Further, they are encouraged to treat the disorder as a relationship rather than as a condition. Schaefer named her eating disorder Ed; her recovery involved "breaking up" with Ed
Shares the points of view of both patient and therapist in this approach to treatment
Helps people see the disease as a relationship from which they can distance themselves
Techniques to defeat negative thoughts that plague eating disorder patients
Prescriptive, supportive, and inspirational, Life Without Ed shows readers how they too can overcome their eating disorders.« less
This is a very real Book of life life in therapy with an Eating Disorder. I really enjoyed it, though it can be difficult to read when one is in the disorder themselves. Only a couple numbers talk, and mostly inspirational and encouraging to help those with all types of eating disorders gain the courage to fight "ED"