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4 Powerful Books for Healing in Eating Disorder Recovery

Updated: Jan 5

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Looking to add some tools to your mental health toolbox? Our in-house therapist, Kira Denney, shares her top recommendations for those recovering from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and mental health disorders.

Brene Brown is a social scientist who is an expert on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. In her book, Rising Strong, she creates space for readers to not only recover from their failures but share the importance of trying again, despite resistance and fears.

Lindsay Kita, PhD and Lexie Kita, PhD are identical twins and authors of the incredible book, Mora Than a Body. The book explores freeing self from objectification and finding body image resilience, a powerful part of eating disorder recovery.

Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk is a psychiatrist, professor, and researcher who has dedicated their work to the area of posttraumatic stress, trauma, and the impact it has on one's developmental, neurobiological, somatic, and interpersonal makeup. While this book is not an easy read, it can provide readers with a better understanding of the connection trauma has on the mind, body, and soul.

Eden Davis, RDN LDN, and Kira Denney, LCPC are the founders of Pearl Wellness Practice and offer a decade of experience in the field of eating disorders. Together, they crafted a 200+ page workbook with transformational tools, insight, and experience to help others develop a positive self-image.

Several individuals who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating develop poor body image. This workbook along with the course can be a powerful resource in healing the mind, body, and soul.

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Therapists may recommend a variety of books to read in addition to therapy, depending on the individual's needs and journey. Mental health books can serve as supplementary material to enhance one's mental and emotional development, and should never be used as a means to self-diagnose or treat any illness.

If you're looking for growth in your recovery journey, working with a treatment team can be helpful.

Our in-house treatment team offers eating disorder therapy and nutrition services for adults in Maryland, DC, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, and California through telehealth services. Reach out to schedule a complimentary consultation call and see if our team is the right fit for your unique needs.

With Pearls of Wisdom,

Eden & Kira

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