Title: Living With Your Body and Other Things You Hate: Letting Go of the Struggle with What You See in the Mirror Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Author: Emily Sandoz PhD & Troy DeFrene
Genre: Psychology Physiological & Neuro-psychology, Biopsychology Abnormal Psychology Self, Ego, Identity, Personality Coping With Eating Disorders Assertiveness, Motivation & Self-esteem
Pages: 200 (pages)
Publish Date: 21st March 2014
Publishing House: New Harbinger Publications
You Can Buy: Here!
Synopsis: It’s no secret that body image dissatisfaction has reached epidemic levels, but what’s less often understood is the effect that these unhealthy views about one’s body can have on a person’s overall mental health, body image problems are often at the root of social anxiety . This book takes a unique approach to addressing readers’ struggles with their body image, as readers will not find the typical soothing arguments that their perceptions are wrong, and that their thoughts are irrational. Instead, readers learn to live with the reality that these often painful thoughts and beliefs about themselves will arise from time to time, and discover new ways of managing these thoughts without allowing them to dominate their lives. The assessments within, help readers to realize what body image difficulties have cost them and encourages them to choose a purpose for life that is more important. The book also includes a companion CD with guided audio mindfulness meditations and printable worksheets.
My Review: I really liked this book, being an absolute sucker for self help books especially in the new year (when I actually read and reviewed this book) it wasn’t really that hard to please me. BUT! Saying that, there were something’s that I loved, because they were different from normal self-help books. It starts with a few pages about a young girl called Hannah, someone you can relate to if you’re reading this book to try and better your body image.
It’s written like you’re on an equal level to the authors, that they’re not superior to the reader in any way, and I haven’t found that in many self-help books, but as the book mentions a lot, everybody has had body image problems once in their life, and they’d be lying if they said they hadn’t.
It’s got a lot of breathing techniques, that I personally love. It tells you to write down things in the book worth thinking about, I’d write some of them down but I don’t want to ruin the book for you!;3
I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone who has ever had/has/or will have body image problems!