Regaining Your Self
Regaining Your Self: Understanding and Conquering The Eating Disorder Identity
Ira M. Sacker, MD, shares insights to individuals, families, and treatment professionals who are working toward freedom from the power of the eating disorder.
Regaining Your Self offers hope in the battle against eating disorders through an innovative therapeutic technique. Dr. Sacker presents a bold new concept that illuminates the core issues behind anorexia, bulimia, exercise bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive overeating. He believes in order to move away from the "Eating Disorder Identity", you must transition to a new identity— the true self you were meant to be.
This breakthrough therapeutic model heals by recreating an identity through substituting one's passions in place of the eating disorder.
The expanded edition has a workbook entitled "The Journey" as an additional resource for each of the chapters. This workbook offers the opportunity to enhance one's recovery process and further guidance through writing exercises and creative art techniques for individuals and professionals.
"I wish there had been a book like this when I was sick. Dr. Sacker truly understands this complex disorder."
-Tracey Gold, actress and author of Room to Grow: An Appetite for Life
"Regaining Your Self" offers a logical approach to understanding eating disorders. The emphasis on deficits in identity and trust will open doors for therapists who treat anorexia, as well as make constructive demands on them. Above all, Regaining Your Self will remind us that psychotherapy must have a personal element to succeed."
–Steven Levenkron, MS, author of The Best Little Girl in the World and Anatomy of Anorexia
"Dr. Ira Sacker is an innovator in his treatment approach. His in-depth and heartfelt understanding of the minds and souls of people struggling with eating disorders is a breath of fresh air. This book will serve as an invaluable tool for those who work with eating disorders and body image issues."
–-Jessica Weiner, author of A Very Hungry Girl and Do I Look Fat In This?