Sensing the Self
Women's Recovery from Bulimia
By (author) Sheila M. Reindl
Normal Price: $64.00
Your Price: $57.60 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.40! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.88 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Sensing the Self by Sheila M. Reindl
Book DescriptionHearing about the destructive compulsion of bulimia nervosa, outsiders may wonder, "How could you ever start?" Those suffering from the eating disorder ask themselves in despair, "How can I ever stop?" How do you break the cycle of bingeing, vomiting, laxative abuse, and shame? While many books describe the descent into eating disorders and the resulting emotional and physical damage, this book describes recovery. Psychologist Sheila M. Reindl has listened intently to women's accounts of recovering. Reindl argues compellingly that people with bulimia nervosa avoid turning their attention inward to consult their needs, desires, feelings, and aggressive strivings because to do so is to encounter an annihilating sense of shame. Disconnected from internal, sensed experience, bulimic women rely upon external gauges to guide their choices. To recover, bulimic women need to develop a sense of self - to attune to their physical, psychic, and social self-experience. They also need to learn that one's neediness, desire, pain, and aggression are not sources of shame to be kept hidden but essential aspects of humanity necessary for zestful life. The young women with whom Reindl speaks describe, with great feeling, their efforts to know and trust their own experience.
Buy Sensing the Self book by Sheila M. Reindl from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780674010116
(229mm x 147mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Sensing the Self book by Sheila M. Reindl and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Sheila M. Reindl
Sheila M. Reindl is a psychologist at Harvard University's Bureau of Study Counsel and has a private practice of psychotherapy in Cambridge.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687