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The internal dynamics of an eating disorder make it challenging for friends and families to fully appreciate. Support systems are kept at bay and will often walk on eggshells in order to do the “right thing,” in spite of not knowing what that “right thing,” might be. Nina Savelle-Rocklin’s book is a welcome portal into the hearts and minds of those in the clutches of an eating disorder — it is particularly effective because of the first person narratives as well as Rocklin’s very clear and compelling “storytelling” in a voice that doesn’t pander but still manages to simplify the complex. If you are close to someone whose eating disorder has taken over — or if you are working through your own challenges in relation to food and body image — this is an insightful work of great empathy written by a professional with extensive experience. Savelle-Rocklin tackles the topic from a number of angles – many of which are seldom addressed in less nuanced works on the subject.
01 Shines an important light on a very internal struggle
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Food for Thought:
Perspectives on Eating Disorders

Food for Thought offers fresh psychoanalytic insights into treating clients with eating disorders. In lively and jargon-free language, Nina Savelle-Rocklin breaks down the psychoanalytic approach to give practitioners and general readers alike a deeper understanding of the theory and effective treatment of eating disorders to achieve lasting change and true healing.

A superb book


Food For Thought Fed My Soul.

By iris ruth pastor on February 14, 2017

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I believe people and books appear in your life when you are ready to receive their wisdom. I was bulimic for 46 years, went for treatment and actually today – Valentine Day – I am celebrating being five years binge and purge free.

I always resisted calling my bulimia more than just a bad habit. Until I read Food for Thought. The book dispelled my resistance dramatically to delving deeper into the origins of my disordered eating patterns.

Dr. Savelle-Rocklin states: "Bulimia is a symptom that contains and expresses a plethora of meanings; it can be understood as a defense against painful emotional experience, an expression of ambivalence, an attempt at mastery, and a means of self-regulation."

That is only a taste of the mind-blowing tidbits of information sprinkled throughout Food for Thought, many of which are drawn from examples of different patients battling with eating, weight and body image.

I have a ton of books on my bookshelves. But this is one I keep close.

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