Lasagna for Lunch:
Declaring Peace with
French Toast for Breakfast:
Declaring Peace with
Lasagna for Lunch
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Evolving from Impasse to Possibility
- In this chapter, I share my journey of learning how to decode the heart
and soul of eating disorders and how curiosity, self reflection,
compassion, and even humor open the door to declaring peace with emotional
- Chapter 2. Frozen Grief and Emotional Eating
- Loss and unresolved grief can play a significant part in emotional eating.
This chapter illustrates how crucial it is for people to mourn the
sorrows that have kept them stuck in bingeing, purging, or starving.
- Chapter 3. The Inner World of the Emotional Eater
- We study the internal landscape of the emotional eater—all the variations
on a theme from anorexia to bulimia to binge eating to obesity
to men with eating disorders.
- Chapter 4. Body Image and Culture
- We discuss the conflicts, confusion, and quarrels with our bodies and
how to find our way to grow from conflict to contentment.
- Chapter 5. Childhood Attachments and Eating Disorders
- How did we learn that loving food is safer than loving people? That
trusting food is safer than trusting people? We discover how to reclaim
a nourishing connection with food, ourselves, and others.
- Chapter 6. The Family: From Conflict to Connection
- We analyze the family connection—the original cast of characters that
may have set the stage for withdrawing into eating problems as a tool
to cope with family stress.
- Chapter 7. Sexual Abuse and Substance Abuse
- The trauma of sexual abuse often impacts emotional eaters. This may
lead to substance abuse as well. Recovery involves integrating treatment
for both types of abuse.
- Chapter 8. From Gridlock to Growth: Confronting Obstacles to Change
- We explore motivation, hope, readiness to change and how to overcome
the obstacles to discovering your healing path.
- Chapter 9. Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders: A Second Chance
- The healing relationship between therapist and client provides the
bridge between emotional eating and the road to recovery.
- Chapter 10. Food, Glorious Food! Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating
- What role does food play in your recovery? Come join me in my office
for food and nutrition rehabilitation.
Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, BCD
The New York Center for Eating Disorders
490 Third Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215