Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder by Joanna Poppink
10 million people in the U.S., including 1 in 5 women, suffer from eating disorders. While this issue has long been associated with teenage girls, doctors are now reporting that a growing number of women are also developing these disorders later in life or have hidden these problems for years. For women in their thirties, forties, fifties, and beyond, issues of loss from divorce, death, and empty nest syndrome as well as marriage and career pressures can trigger an eating disorder.
Psychotherapist Joanna Poppink offers a comprehensive and effective recovery program for women with eating disorders, based on her thirty-year professional practice treating adults with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. She shares her personal struggles with bulimia, along with stories from a wide-range of clients she has counseled. Poppink primarily addresses women who have been suffering with eating disorders for years while they manage their careers, marriages, and families.
Healing Your Hungry Heart offers a step-by-step program that identifies:
- Early warning signs
- Challenges to early recovery
- Triggers to emotional eating
- Impact on sex life and family relationships
The program includes journaling, meditations, exercises, quizzes, and resources to support and speed the recovery process. For women struggling with emotional eating, this book offers hope, understanding, and real solutions.
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“One of the best out there!!!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Tigerlillee
I have read countless books on dealing with my compulsive eating. I’ve suffered through this disorder for over 25 years and had almost given up hope until I read this book. My compulsive eating has nothing to do with willpower. It’s all about learning to live again outside of food. As with many people with eating disorders, food became a friend to me, someone I could turn to when I was sad, scared, or angry. This book guides you through the process of dealing with the intense emotions that food has soothed. It also helps you learn to view food like “normal” people view it… as sustenance for an empty belly. I truly believe that this book has saved my life. Thank you, Joanna.
About the Author
Joanna Poppink, MFT is a Los Angeles psychotherapist in private practice and also does Skype consultations. She works with young, mid life and senior women. See video: http://tinyurl.com/n68ll2j
In her work and writing Joanna draws both on her clinical experience and her personal experience in healing from bulimia. She corresponds with women throughout the world via her website and Skype video in her ongoing efforts to support eating disorder recovery. Visit Joanna at: http://www.eatingdisorderrecovery.com.
She is a licensed psychotherapist with more than 25 years experience in helping adults find recovery from eating disorders. She studied psychology at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Saybrook Institute and received her M.A. from Antioch University.
Currently she is studying for her UCLA Certificate in Sustainability.
Joanna lives in Los Angeles where, in addition to her private practice, she finds time for improvisational theater games, gardening, writing, travelling and having glorious, colorful and messy art experiences in her garden with the children in her family.
More about Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from you eating disorder
Joanna writes frank descriptions of the often secret emotional and personal challenges of living with an eating disorder and how to use those experiences as opportunities for healing.
Using stories from her personal struggles with bulimia along with stories from a wide-range of women she has known, Joanna offers a developmental path to eating disorder recovery.
She writes to adult women in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond as they struggle to manage their careers, marriages, and families. She offers hope, inspiration and practical tools.
Through a rich assortment of exercises, quizzes, journal prompts, specific mindfulness tasks and other creative healing activities Joanna guides the reader toward personal self revelation, understand and the ability to develop beyond present limitations. This is the path that leads to healing and recovery.
To arrange a free fifteen minute telephone consultation e-mail Joanna at:
joanna at poppink.com.
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