A weight loss book blending the best of holistic approaches with the latest research in psychotherapy.
Combining the most current information on psychotherapy, nutrition, and professional weight-control practice, this guide offers a refreshingly honest and contemporary program for losing weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle. The new disciplines of cognitive behavior therapy are incorporated, along with acceptance-based approaches and a review of issues related to bariatric surgery. Endorsing a mindful attitude to control stress and regulate emotions that can sabotage any effort, this handbook provides proven techniques for easing into exercise after a sedentary period, how to avoid backsliding, and halting binge eating while building a supportive attitude. The solutions for weight control avoid the pitfalls of common diet books, pills, and packaged meals, and additional hints and suggestions are provided in the “tech corner” for utilizing personal technology such as iPhones and laptops.
Joyce D. Nash, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Menlo Park, CA, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. She holds two PhDs – one in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, and one in communication from Stanford University.
She also completed postdoctoral work at the Stanford University School of Medicine, during which time she founded the Diet and Weight Control Clinic at Stanford. Dr Nash has authored nine books on behavioural medicine subjects and weight-related topics.