The Healing Journey for Binge Eating by Michelle Market LPC
(Volume 1)

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We live in a society that spends billions of dollars on diets. The how-tos are plentiful, while the underlying issues are ignored—a pattern that keeps the diet industry thriving and the dieter in a perpetual cycle of failure. Throughout the pages of The Healing Journey for Binge Eating readers will learn to recognize their individual patterns that perpetuate an unhealthy relationship with food and their body as well as gain insight into the barriers preventing them from forming a healthy relationship with food. Just like putting a puzzle together, there is no specific order in which to use this workbook. Each chapter will serve as a piece of the puzzle for creating a healthy relationship with food by providing specific practices to implement as well as opportunities for self-reflection. The workbook, along with the journal companion, is designed to help one create an individualized healing journey. This workbook is broken into five parts (1) understanding your relationship with food, (2) slowing down, (3) making peace with yourself, (4) making peace with your body, and (5) tools for your healing journey. Each part takes the reader into an in-depth self-reflection of how they might be stuck. This workbook can be done with the assistance of a therapist, in a group, self-study, or as a participant of The Healing Journey for Binge Eating virtual retreats. Overcoming binge eating takes time, persistence, and patience. The Healing Journey series was designed to provide you with a step-by-step individualized path to your own personal recovery. This is not a quick-fix program; this is a lifestyle change. It is a self-awareness program. We are a quick-fix society. Each day we are inundated with hundreds of messages about how to go about losing weight. You have heard the messages “Lose weight in two weeks,” “Walk it off,” “Fit into your favorite dress by Labor Day.” No wonder diets have a 95 percent failure rate. They set you up for failure and leave you feeling like you will never overcome your relationship with food. That food has the power over you, and that it is you that failed and not the diet. They couldn’t be more wrong. Take a stand against the diet industry, throw out the diet books and the scales. Learn to adopt a philosophy of tuning into your body, instead of tuning out. Throughout this workbook there will be many opportunities to journal. It is also helpful to have a separate journal to elaborate on questions that resonate and hit home or purchase The Healing for Binge Eating Journaling companion. The use of journaling is a helpful tool to connect with your feelings. By using the written word, you are slowing down your mind, giving you the chance to draw parallels between what is going on (events/triggers) and what your needs (emotions/feelings) are at that time. This will give you the chance to create a deeper understanding of why you have stayed connected to your relationship with food. Try not to censor your responses; those are your truths for right now. It takes a lot of courage to put those words on paper and connect to them. In the words of Confucius, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

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Published December 9, 2013 by Michelle Market, LPC, CEDS. 164 pages
Genres: Self Help. Non-fiction