Break the cycle of bulimia and take charge of your life.
Have you ever had a false friend? Someone who you thought was on your side, but let you down in the end? Bulimia is a false friend, too. As you depend on it more and more, your life only gets worse and worse. You may have found that you need to hide food, mislead others, and schedule your bingeing and purging cycle in order to keep bulimia in your life. If you're ready to ditch bulimia and make room for the real friends in your life, you can. This book will show you how.
The Bulimia Workbook for Teens presents 42 exercises that will help you end the chaos of bulimia so that you can focus on becoming the person you really want to be. These exercises teach skills for overcoming bulimia based in cognitive behavioral therapy, a kind of therapy that psychologists use and research has shown really helps. The skills in this workbook will help you to: Build the strength to reduce your dependence on bulimia; overcome perfectionism and be kinder toward yourself and your body; manage difficult emotions without bingeing and purging; and transcend bulimia by accepting and loving yourself unconditionally.
Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice in the greater Chicago area. She has authored fourteen self-help books and workbooks for children, teens, and adults, including The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and Beyond the Blues. Schab teaches self-help workshops for the general public and training seminars for professionals, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). You can find out more about Schab at lisamschabooks.com.
It was a joy to work through the exercises in The Bulimia Workbook for Teens. I was particularly impressed with the spiritual and altruistic aspects of some of the material. Teens should feel very validated to have the worksheets in this book. Each one is like a supportive hug. —Joan Mrozek, clinical leader at Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward in Naperville, IL