“Dr. Biasetti’s work hits the sweet spot where self-compassion training and eating disorder recovery intersect—the body—and she shows how compassionate, embodied awareness heals.”

—Christopher Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Ann Saffi Biasetti, Ph.D., LCSW author of Befriending Your Body

From the Author:

My hope is that this book offers you a different view on recovery—one that moves beyond just the recovery from harmful behaviors and instead offers a holistic and integrative view that values the freedom and recovery of your body, your mind, and your full self. This book sees your body as not just something to be healed or restored but rather as a source of great wisdom and knowledge. It also acknowledges your spirit and its importance in assisting you back into life and a full and lasting recovery, or what we can also look at as a great self-discovery. My hope as a clinician is to present another way for you to perceive and embrace your recovery process, one that encompasses a holistic approach to mind, body, and spirit and breaks through the mind-body divide. This view focuses on what is needed most—self-compassion, self-care, and connection to yourself and others—to heal and sustain recovery. Together we will begin a new path of integrated recovery and healing so you can step back into a fully lived life.

Ann Saffi Biasetti, Ph.D., LCSW author of Befriending Your Body A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating

Those who struggle with disordered eating often find themselves in an unrelenting cycle of harsh self-judgment, painful emotions, and harmful behaviors. Seeing the body as an adversary, these patterns can lead many people to become withdrawn or isolated. Ann Saffi Biasetti’s powerful holistic approach to liberating people from disordered eating focuses on growing self-compassion and embodiment. This insight, informed by yoga and mindfulness meditation, views the body not just as something to be healed or restored but as a source of great wisdom and knowledge. Dr. Biasetti offers yoga-based movement, body-awareness practices, meditations, and journaling exercises to help release long-held habits of self-criticism and perfectionism. Her step-by-step program will rebuild self-compassion, self-care, body awareness, acceptance, and connection to the self and to others.