- Paperback: 173 pages
- Publisher: Gurze Books (5 Dec. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 093607728X
- ISBN-13: 978-0936077284
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.1 x 17.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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- #1057 in Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Families & Parents > Pregnancy & Childcare > Children's Health & Nutrition > Eating Disorders
- #1413 in Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Psychology & Psychiatry > Specific Topics > Eating Disorders
- #7807 in Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Psychology & Psychiatry > Pathological Psychology
Desperately Seeking Self: An Inner Guidebook for People with Eating Problems (None) Paperback – 5 Dec 1997
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From the Back Cover
Desperately Seeking Self is a guidebook for people with eating problems that uses an unique approach - a conversation between a client and therapist - to call on the spiritual self which is in all of us. For when we awaken to our true natures, life takes on precious meaning, and we become our own agents for healing and positive change. This conversation answers such basic human questions as: Why do I have this illness? Who am I to think that I deserve better? How will my life be different when I awaken to a deeper level? What exactly is a transformation?
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I really appreciate the author's candor in discussing her own experiences and recovery. Her sensitivity to things hidden deep inside is touching, and her emphasis on the importance of quiet time is very, very valuable. Quiet time as she defines it is not necessarily formal meditation or anything taking that degree of discipline. Quiet time activities can be anything that helps slow the mind down so that one can hear deeper longings, become aware of more effective solutions to problems, and just rest in silence. She discusses the difference between white knuckle will power and strength of will that comes from a very different, more centered place. One criticism that some people might have is that the book doesn't offer specific suggestions about changing eating habits; it focuses more on underlying attitudes, as she assures the us over and over that the real solutions to these problems lie deep (that word again!) inside us, and we do have the resources to help ourselves, if we will only listen.
Again, this is a lovely book. Little breaks for quiet time through the day are so comforting. I imagine it would appeal to followers of authors like Geneen Roth. Recommended.
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