BOOK TIP: EATING DISORDERS (LENKA PROCHÁZKOVÁ, JANA SLADKÁ ŠEVČÍKOVÁ)

… Our clients repeatedly describe a situation when they feel under the dictate of anorexia or bulimia …

“…Inside myself I scream from all of my lungs and ask for help, but outwardly I’m not able to show that something is wrong… “

… Relationships with their parents are often described as conflicting and without interest …

… One of the siblings envies the other, the effort to achieve perfection give him an idea that his parents would love him …

… Many cases of eating disorders begin to manifest themselves at a time of various, mainly traumatic, family events (for example death, unemployment, illness or divorce)…

“… How I’d like to confide, but I don’t know how. I don’t know how to admit what I actually experience after years of lies and pretending perfection. I don’t even know exactly what I feel…”

… While social pressure emphasizes the obsession for perfect appearance which often only masks deep inner emptiness, uncertainty, worries … The stories of affected individuals show that it is always more than just a desire for a perfect body … Feelings: self-dissatisfaction, self-criticism, self-hatred  … The desire for appreciation, acceptance, love …. We do not realize these feelings much (and often do not want to admit), we carry them in us mostly since childhood. Eating disorder is “helping” to cope them by turning all attention and energy to food, diet, calories, appearance and weight…

Eating disorders (Lenka Procházková, Jana Sladká Ševčíková)

 
The book is suitable not only for those interested in this issue, but also for those suffering from eating disorders, as well as teachers and parents. The publication offers brief, but crucial, information about eating disorders, feelings of people suffering from, how we can help them, where to find help and much more. The text is interspersed with many stories of girls and women suffering from these mental disorders …
 

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