Book review: 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook
Senior lecturer Dean-David Holyoake reviews 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook.
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook
Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb
£12.77 | 288pp
This is more than a book written by practitioners for practitioners. It is a book written for people who are up close with eating disorders, be they helpers, family or in recovery. Having acknowledged this, I have nothing but more praise for it. I have almost 30 years working alongside people who have eating disorders and can honestly say that I could have done with this book for everyone of them. It is straight forward, logical and a great tool for getting thoughts in place, motivation bolstered and resolve revived.
The 8 keys take the user through steps which include the simplest of things such as hope, feelings, challenging thoughts, behaviours and finding meaning and purpose. I suppose these are the expected topics, but the approach is pragmatic.
Therefore, each of the keys offer simple to read ideas, real voices from those in recovery and a tone which is encouraging even in the face of despair. The reflective questions were also useful guidelines.
Reviewed by Dean-David Holyoake who is a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton