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Meditation & Breathwork

Books about eating disorders for adults, parents, and carers

“Loving Someone with a Eating Disorder” by Dana Barron, PsyD

“Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women” by Renee Engels, PhD

"Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls" by Lisa Damour PHD

"8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder" Workbook by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb

"8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience" by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb

The following books are not eating disorder specific but may help you to develop your own understanding of factors affecting overall physical and mental health, along with providing evidence-based techniques for creating positive coping mechanisms and healthy behaviors. The complex relationship between our brain, body, mind, and environment stimulates both illness and healing. These books reveal how we can be the architect of our own health and healing.

Recovery from an eating disorder or loving someone who is struggling with an eating disorder is difficult and oftentimes confusing.

Books for all adults

Personal development

“Healing is a Gift: Poems For Those Who Need to Grow” by Alexandra Vasiliu

“Breath”: The New Science of a Lost Art” by James Nestor 

“Unshakable Awareness: Meditation in the Heart of Chaos, Taught" by a Master of Four Samurai Arts (Total Embodiment Method TEM) by Richard L. Height 

“MetaHuman” by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

“Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One” by Dr. Joe Dispenza

“Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing The Uncommon” by Dr. Joe Dispenza

"You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter" by Dr. Joe Dispenza

“Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness + Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity + Joy” by Shauna Shapiro, PhD 

“A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” by Eckhart Tolle

"Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle

Gut microbiome/brain-gut connection

“Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your whole self, and End Overeating” by Andrea Lieberstein, M.P.H., R.D.N.

“The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, food, and the New science of the Gut-Brain Connection” by Scott C. Anderson with John F. Cryan, Ph.D. And Ted Dinah, m.D., Ph.D.

“The Better Brain: Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition” by Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD and Julia J. Rucklidge, Ph.D.

“Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life” by David Perlmutter, M.D. 

“The Gut-Immune Connection: How Understanding the Connection Between Food and Immunity Can Help Us Regain Our Health" by Emerson Mayer, M.D.

“The Mind-Gut Connection: How Hidden Conversations within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Overall Health” by Emerson Mayer, M.D.

Applied neuroscience/brain retraining

Whole Brain Living: the anatomy of 
Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life” by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

“The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in The Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. 

“Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-changing Brain” by David Eagleman

“The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain” by Tara Swart, M.D. Ph.D. 

“The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science” by Norman Doidge, M.D.

“The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity” by Norman Doidge, M.D.

“The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults” by Frances E. Jensen, M.D. and Amy Ellis Nutt


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