Hall, L. & Cohn, L. (1990). Self Esteem Tools for Recovery. Gurze Press: CA. Gaining self-esteem is particularly challenging for individuals in recovery from eating disorders because their coping mechanisms have replaced an honest and compassionate relationship with their own selves. This challenge is addressed here with twenty, short, specific “tools,” easy-to-use exercises, and examples that come to life.
Kronberg, S. (2009). The Comprehensive Learning Teaching Handout Series for Eating Disorders. Gurze Press: CA. This handout series on CD (pdf format) is a compilation of Sondra Kronberg’s “Top 50” that she has used during her 30-year career treating eating disorders. They are ready-made, practical, diversified resources for educating a treatment team and staff members, giving to families and patients, or offering at talks and workshops. Also includes bonus articles by Kronberg.
Scarano-Osika, G., Denver-Johnson, K. (2008). You Grow Girl. Gurze Press: CA. The self-empowering workbook for teens and tweens. You Grow Girl! is a balanced, integrated workbook addressing all the core issues most girls 9-16 struggle with every day. It helps them see and utilize the connection between their self esteem, thought patterns, eating habits, and overall health-to establish a balanced, integrated perspective that fosters good habits to serve for a lifetime. Interactive sections on weight/size/food issues, coping with stress, culture and peer pressures, deceptive media/Internet images, exercise, and mindfulness.
Smeltzer, Doris. & Thomas. (2006). Andrea’s Voice. Gurze Press: CA. Vibrant, talented, strong, and beautiful, Andrea Smeltzer seemed destined for a great future. But after a one-year struggle with bulimia, she died in her sleep at age 19, catapulting her mother Doris into a wrenching but ultimately rewarding journey of discovery. This unabashed account not only speaks about one family’s tragedy, but also critiques the social and personal attitudes toward our bodies and appearance that create victims like Andrea.
Jacobson-Levy, Mindy, & Foy-Tornay, Maureen. (2010). Finding your Voice Through Creativity. Gurze Press: CA.This workbook combines art therapy exercises and guided journal writing for individuals who want to explore their relationship with food and their bodies in a new way. Written by board-certified art psychotherapists, the pages of this workbook literally serve as a canvas for thoughts and feelings “spoken” primarily through art and elaborated upon through writing. Readers are encouraged to draw, write, and create directly in the book.
http://www.bulimia.com/: Home of Gurze Books, a publishing company that specializes in material on eating disorders. They offer a bookstore of over 300 hand-picked titles, hundreds of articles, a therapist directory, listings of national organizations and treatment centers, and much more.
http://www.something-fishy.org/: This site is dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders… emphasizing always that eating disorders are NOT about food and weight; They are just the symptoms of something deeper going on, inside. Something Fishy is determined to remind each and every sufferer of anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder that they are not alone, and that complete recovery is possible.
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/: NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
http://ed-bites.blogspot.com/: Blog that raises awareness of eating disorders, promotes evidence-based treatment and mental health parity, provides hope to those suffering, and dispels myths about what an eating disorder is and is not.
http://www.lifewithcakeblog.blogspot.com/: Finding the Ingredients to a SWEET Life Following an Eating Disorder… One Layer at a Time. Greta Geissner, a former dancer who suffered with Bulimia for 17 years. Her message is that change and recovery are possible.
Recovered, by Jenni Schaefer: Jenni Schaefer is an internationally known author and speaker whose work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders. Her blog deals with recovery and healing.