Readers are walked through strategies by a therapist and her former patient.
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder was lauded as a "brave and hopeful book" as well as "remarkably readable." Now, the authors have returned with a companion workbook—offering all new assignments, strategies, and personal reflections to help those who suffer from an eating disorder heal their relationship to food and their bodies.
Clients of Costin and Grabb consistently tell them that knowing they are both recovered is one of the most helpful aspects of their treatment. With this experience as a foundation, the authors bring together years of clinical expertise and invaluable personal testimony, from themselves and others, to the strategies in this book. Readers will get a glimpse of what it's like to be in therapy with either Carolyn or Gwen.
Filled with tried and true practical exercises, goal sheets, food journal forms, clinical anecdotes and stories, readers are guided in exploring their thoughts, feelings, and coping strategies while being encouraged to choose how they want to approach the material.
This book is an important resource to anyone living with destructive or self-defeating eating behaviors.
About the Author
Carolyn Costin MA, MEd, MFT, founder of Monte Nido Treatment Center, is a therapist, activist, author, and renowned eating disorder expert.
Gwen Schubert Grabb is a psychotherapist in private practice. She lives in Palos Verdes Penninsula, California.
[A] versatile resource that can be used in multiple contexts including by someone not in therapy, as an adjunct to individual or family therapy, and in a group.
— Social Work with Groups
[A] must-have on the bookshelf. . . . [A] great resource for doctors, clinicians, group therapy facilitators, individuals and family members who may have a loved one struggling with an eating disorder.
— Psych Central
Carolyn Costin and Gwen Grabb have done it again! I desperately needed this book when I was struggling with my own eating disorder. The 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook is a must for all individuals touched by the treacherous illness.
— Jenni Schaefer, author of Goodbye Ed, Hello Me; Life Without Ed; Almost Anorexic
The 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook translates inspirational ideas into practical plans for recovery and redemption. Readers learn how to access their healthy self to quiet and heal the eating disorder self, gradually developing and deepening their spiritual awareness and shedding light on the soul self that will sustain recovery.
— Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS, Eating disorder specialist and author, National Eating Disorders Association Board Advisor
I cannot recommend the 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook more highly to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. The authors speak from the heart to those at every stage of recovery—expertly tuning in to both the eating disorder voice and the healthy voice to help you motivate change. For anyone who's even considering walking the path of recovery, this workbook will be a game changer.
— Kristina Saffran, co-founder of Project HEAL