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Title:
Befriending your body : a self-compassionate approach to freeing yourself from disordered eating / Ann Saffi Biasetti.
ISBN:
9781611806083
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boulder : Shambhala, 2018.
Physical Description:
xi, 158 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Include bibliographical references
Abstract:
"People who struggle with disordered eating find themselves in an unrelenting cycle of harsh self-judgment, painful emotions, and harmful behaviors. The body is seen as an enemy, something to struggle with, and they may withdraw from life and become isolated. This holistic, wonderfully effective approach by psychotherapist, yogi, Buddhist, and meditation teacher Ann Saffi Biasetti focuses on two key areas of growth shared by people who recover successfully: self-compassion and embodiment. This insight, informed by yoga and mindfulness meditation, views the body not just as something to be healed or restored, but as a source of great wisdom and knowledge. Biasetti guides readers through nine phases of recovery, with experiential exercises, including yoga-based movement, body-awareness practices, meditations, and reflections (journaling prompts). Readers learn how to release long-held habits of self-criticism and perfectionism and instead rebuild self-compassion, self-care, body awareness and acceptance, and reconnection to the self and to other people"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

People who struggle with disordered eating find themselves in an unrelenting cycle of harsh self-judgment, painful emotions, and harmful behaviors. The body is seen as an enemy, something to struggle with, and they may withdraw from life and become isolated. This holistic, wonderfully effective approach by psychotherapist, yogi, Buddhist, and meditation teacher Ann Saffi Biasetti focuses on two key areas of growth shared by people who recover successfully- self-compassion and embodiment. This insight, informed by yoga and mindfulness meditation, views the body not just as something to be healed or restored, but as a source of great wisdom and knowledge.
Biasetti guides readers through nine phases of recovery, with experiential exercises, including yoga-based movement, body-awareness practices, meditations, and reflections (journaling prompts). Readers learn how to release long-held habits of self-criticism and perfectionism and instead rebuild self-compassion, self-care, body awareness and acceptance, and reconnection to the self and to other people.


Author Notes

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PHD, LCSW has been a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty-five years and is licensed as a clinical social worker. She is also a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and mindfulness and self-compassion teacher/trainer.


Table of Contents

Adrienne Ressler
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
1 Feeling Brokenp. 21
2 Building Compassion from the Outside inp. 33
3 Embracing Your Power and Independencep. 52
4 Becoming Embodiedp. 72
5 Discovering Self-Compassionp. 92
6 Approaching Recovery with Self-Compassionp. 104
7 Believing You Are Worthy of Healingp. 115
8 Finding Healing and Wholenessp. 128
9 Growing into Self-Lovep. 139
Conclusionp. 151
Acknowledgmentsp. 153
Resourcesp. 155
Bibliographyp. 157