Below you will find some helpful resources and recommended readings. 

ACT and Mindfulness

  • The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living by Russ Harris
  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven Hayes
  • One Minute Mindfulness by Donald Altman

Eating Disorders

Personal Accounts:

  • Life Without Ed by Jennie Schaefer (good one for family to read as well)
  • Food: The Good Girl’s Drug by Sunny Sea Gold

On Recovery:

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

General Information:

  • 100 Questions & Answers about Eating Disorders By Carolyn Costin
  • The Eating Disorders Sourcebook By Carolyn Costin
  • Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop by Cynthina Bulik

For Family, Friends and Support People:

  • Your Dieting Daughter: Antidotes Parents can Provide for Body Dissatisfaction, Excessive Dieting and Disordered Eating by Carolyn Costin
  • Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating or Body Image Issues by Jeanne Albonda Heaton and Claudia Strauss
  • Surviving and Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends by Michele Siegel, Judith Brisman and Margot Weinshel
  • The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home by Marcia Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto
  • It’s Not about the Weight: Attacking Eating Disorders from the Inside Out by Susan Mendelsohn
  • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by James Lock and Daniel LeGrange

Recommended Reading

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Eat Right – To find a registered dietitian

Eating Disorders Blog

Eating Order Referral & Information Center

Mental Health America

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

Nourish Website (an additional dietitian resource)

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach designed to help you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.

Self-Injury Foundation