About This Book
Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention and Treatment is an insightful and essential new volume for academics and professionals interested in the lived experience of those who struggle with disordered eating. Embodiment and Eating Disorders situates the complicated – and increasingly prevalent – topic of disordered eating at the crossroads of many academic disciplines, articulating a notion of embodied selfhood that rejects the separation of mind and body and calls for a feminist, existential, and socio-politically aware approach to eating disorder treatment.
Eating Disorder Hope Review:
Susan Kleinman & Adrienne Ressler Chapter regarding Bringing the Body Back Into Body Image is fascinating! Body image concerns seem to be the most lingering issue within eating disorder recovery. Years after individuals state they are “recovered”, upon further reflection they will often share “but, I still struggle with feeling comfortable in my body and continue to fight frequent critical thoughts about my weight and appearance”.
Adrienne and Susan address the integral nature of body image within the self. The suppression of feelings and body image related issues (disembodiment, highly critical evaluation of the body, lack of empathy toward self) are meaningfully explored within this chapter. Clinicians seeking to help clients experience greater self-acceptance and embodiment will relish the Body Image Experiential (BIE) developed by Kleinman. Additionally, all readers will be profoundly impacted by the soulful power of the experiential therapy showcased in this chapter.