If you have ever dreamed of a better life, this book “To Eat or Not to Eat” will show you how to achieve freedom from your body, weight and food obsessions and create the life you were meant to have.
This insightful book shares Evonne’s personal journey to recovery from body, weight and food issues along with the professional experience of Psychotherapist Sue Paton.
“This book is a must read for those living with an eating disorder. The authors each bring their own personal and professional experiences to bear on what are often complex conditions with contentious treatments. Evonne Englezos and Sue Paton are both passionate about what they say, and compassionate about the way they say it, encouraging women with disordered relationships to eating to be compassionate towards themselves in finding their way to more ordered and nurturing relationships. The book is clearly written, with useful ideas from psychological and therapeutic literature – including about the body and body image, attachment theory, dependence, the brain, and the role of anger –, which are presented in an accessible way, and illustrated throughout with Evonne’s own story of recovery in relationship. The book engages directly with the reader, and I am sure will help women and their families recover their personal power, autonomy, and connectedness in and with the world.”
Dr Keith Tudor, Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Author of many books and peer reviewed journals on counselling and psychotherapy.
“In this book, Sue Paton and Evonne Englezos brilliantly describe how struggles with eating and food are about so much more than what is visible to the eye…Using a superb combination of professional expertise and personal experience, they demonstrate how these struggles can be a form of communication from our deepest selves; how the behaviours can be seen as an attempt to express that which we, for one reason or another, are not able to put into words.
Pioneers and intrepid gardeners in the field of eating disorders, they understand that disordered eating behaviours are like weeds. If you just cut them off from the top, given the right circumstances, they can grow right back. But if you dig deep and eradicate the roots, you can eliminate them altogether… They describe the skills and tools needed to find freedom from food and weight struggles, and with equal parts empathy, wisdom, and inspiration, show how to make room for a life in which beautiful things can grow and flourish.”
Dr Anita Johnston PhD. – Author of “Eating in the Light of the Moon”