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5.0 out of 5 stars Overeating and Obesity Understood
This book is both an invaluable tool to working with clients who suffer from overeating and obesity, and a compassionate insight into the worlds of those people who suffer. It strips away the all to often dominant prejudices surrounding the conditions and events leading to overeating and obesity, and offers insightful, practical and rewarding ways of working 'with'...
Published on 9 Jan 2007 by H. Davies

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me. Better suited to professional therapists.
I found this book to be very much geared towards the professional therapist rather than those of us who are simply engaged in weight loss and wish to gain more understanding of our own attitudes towards food and eating.

I read to around about the halfway point, but after a certain amount of re-reading sentences and paragraphs to try to understand what the...
Published on 3 Sep 2012 by Customer from Southport


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overeating and Obesity Understood, 9 Jan 2007
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This review is from: The Overweight Patient: A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Working with Obesity (Paperback)
This book is both an invaluable tool to working with clients who suffer from overeating and obesity, and a compassionate insight into the worlds of those people who suffer. It strips away the all to often dominant prejudices surrounding the conditions and events leading to overeating and obesity, and offers insightful, practical and rewarding ways of working 'with' clinets towards their understanding and change.

Beautifully written, this book is accessible to both professionals and clients in what is an area that has been greatly misunderstood, and lacking in original professional research and insight. Highly recommend it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pause for thought for all who work with obese individuals, 6 July 2009
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H. Gibbs "kiwihelen" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Overweight Patient: A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Working with Obesity (Paperback)
Probably should be compulsory reading for all health professionals who work in the field of obesity management. I have found it hugely thought provoking in terms of the work I do daily, and am trying to see how much of the thinking can be incorporated into my own work.

Well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You need a copy of this book..., 7 Mar 2012
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Mark Stipanovsky (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Overweight Patient: A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Working with Obesity (Paperback)
I am a specialist in addiction, weight loss and helping people set goals and get better and was recommended to read this book by a fellow therapist.

I was lucky enough to attend a conference and workshop run by Kathy Leach and to also get a signed copy of this book. I collect books so it always nice to meet the author and get a signed copy.

This book is heavily influenced by Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and yet it is still accessible as a stand alone read. This is a very skillful thing to be able to do as it means you are really comfortable with theory - and experienced enough to translate theory into workable, sharable useful knowledge.

What really stands out for me is the depth of the questions used to connect with someone that shows compassion, understanding and a warmth that maybe the person has never experienced before. Warmth is a strange word to emphasise but reading through this book brought a warm feeling that here is someone who really knows her stuff and wants to share a change process that works.

If you are interested in creating relationships that help people come to terms with being OK (whatever their current size, shape and fitness level) then buy this book. One of the hardest parts of creating change is just sitting down and letting someone share their real life experience and this book will help you do that - one on one and also within groups. So if you want to learn a bit more about why we do what we do - then this is a book for you...

Well done Kathy for creating such an in depth look at such an emotive subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 8 Jun 2014
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This review is from: The Overweight Patient: A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Working with Obesity (Paperback)
Really useful book when working with clients, but also if you are wondering about your own eating patterns.
worth the purchase
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me. Better suited to professional therapists., 3 Sep 2012
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This review is from: The Overweight Patient: A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Working with Obesity (Paperback)
I found this book to be very much geared towards the professional therapist rather than those of us who are simply engaged in weight loss and wish to gain more understanding of our own attitudes towards food and eating.

I read to around about the halfway point, but after a certain amount of re-reading sentences and paragraphs to try to understand what the author was describing, I became too irritated by her technical style of writing to continue. I passed it onto my sister, who is a psychologist and will probably find it much more readily digestible than I did!
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