8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience

Author(s): Carolyn Costin & Gwenn Schubert Grabb


This is no ordinary book on how to overcome an eating disorder. The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue. For anyone who has suffered, their family and friends, and other helping professionals, this book should be by your side. With great compassion and clinical expertise, Costin and Grabb walk readers through the ins and outs of the recovery process, describing what therapy entails, clarifying the common associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame, and, most of all, providing motivation to seek help if you have been discouraged, resistant, or afraid. The authors bring self-disclosure to a level not yet seen in an eating disorder book and offer hope to readers that full recovery is possible.


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This brave and hopeful book melds difficult personal narrative with the intimacies of a therapist-client relationship The book not only offers great insight into how to beat this formidable illness/addiction, but supplies the motivation to do so. It should be in the hands of everyone who suffers from this affliction, directly or indirectly.

Carolyn Costin is a clinician and the founder and director of the Eating Disorder Center of California, Monte Nido, and RainRock Residential Treatment Centers. She lives in Malibu, California. Gwen Schubert Grabb is a psychotherapist in private practice. She lives in Palos Verdes Penninsula, California.

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  • : 9780393706956
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : 0.466
  • : December 2011
  • : 232mm X 157mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2012
  • : books

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  • : 278
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Carolyn Costin & Gwenn Schubert Grabb