Healing Emotional Eating for Trauma Survivors: Trauma-Informed Practices to Nurture a Peaceful Relationship with Your Emotions, Body, and Food (Paperback)

Healing Emotional Eating for Trauma Survivors: Trauma-Informed Practices to Nurture a Peaceful Relationship with Your Emotions, Body, and Food By Diane Petrella, Donna Jackson Nakazawa (Foreword by) Cover Image
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"Petrella captures the heartbeat of what it means to recover from trauma and emotional eating, and offers hope that recovery is possible. A must read book "

Heal the trauma at the root of your emotional eating.

If you've experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, your past trauma could affect how you care for yourself today. You may struggle with difficult thoughts and feelings, and reach for food to soothe your emotions when feeling sad, anxious, or stressed. You aren't alone. In fact, studies show there is a strong link between adversity, trauma, and abuse and emotional eating. The good news is there are tools you can use to heal from the past and nurture a healthier relationship with food, your body, and yourself. This book offers step-by-step guidance for rewiring your brain to calm trauma-based fears, regulate your body and emotions, connect with your inner wisdom for strength, and release emotional weight.

Healing Emotional Eating for Trauma Survivors offers an innovative, trauma-informed approach to overcoming emotional eating using the principles of mindfulness, self-compassion, and neuroscience. With this gentle guide, you will gain a deeper understanding of your trauma, and discover alternative ways to soothe stress and difficult emotions when they show up. You'll also learn to shift your focus away from your weight, so you can cultivate a more loving connection with your body as you heal.

With this compassionate guide, you'll discover ways to:

  • Calm your anxious brain and body
  • Safely process your emotions
  • Transform self-punishment into self-compassion
  • Practice self-forgiveness and overcome body shame
  • Take your power back from trigger foods
  • Create an emotionally safe sanctuary with friends, family, and home

Most importantly, you'll find the support you need to end the cycle of emotional eating and release the weight of your trauma--so you can live with a greater sense of freedom and vitality.

About the Author

Diane Petrella, MSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker specializing in childhood trauma and emotional eating. Early in her nearly forty-year career, she codeveloped the first child sexual abuse treatment program in Rhode Island. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Providence, RI. You can find out more about Diane at www.dianepetrella.com. Foreword writer Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning science journalist, author of seven books--including Girls on the Brink--and speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648481178
ISBN-10: 1648481175
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date: September 1st, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English