ePub à Brain over Binge ☆ 328 pages ☆ dogsalonbristol

ePub Brain over Binge

ePub à Brain over Binge ☆ 328 pages ☆ dogsalonbristol ✓ [BOOKS] ✯ Brain over Binge Author Kathryn Hansen – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder The author Kathryn HaBrain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder The author Kathryn Hansen candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books which typ If this book has helped or does help somebody then great but it also contains somewhere around oh a metric ton of terrible even potentially dangerous advice that is based in bad science and I worry that for every person this book helps it could be harming a hundred I'm not an expert in the functioning of the brain by any stretch I sell tea for a living but even I know that the author is way off in her interpretation of brain structures if I were being less kind I would say the author is way off in her regurgitation of Trimpey's interpretation of brain structures since most of the ideas contained in this book seem to be block uotes with the word bulimia subbed in for alcoholism but I digress What Hansen asserts as being distinct regions of the brain that battle each other for control are actually bizarre combinations of all sorts of different parts of the brain For example the animal brain she describes appears to correspond most closely with what is commonly referred to as the hindbrain or reptile brain except the hindbrain does not contain the hypothalamus and is not surrounded bythe cerebral cortex Also you cannot teach your hindbrain anything It doesn't learn; it merely regulates Learning is the forebrain's job That's why the cerebral cortex which again is not found in the hindbrain is wrinkly in humans Wrinkling something up allows you to pack volume into less space and in the case of human beings having a voluminous brain means we can store information there So no the author did not teach her animal brain to euate bingeing with survival My guess as to what is likely she restricted calories to the point that her actual survival instincts piped up to say Yo We need some calories and vitamins and minerals and stuff in here please but again much like the author I'm not an expert on the brain When she carries on to say that the way she overcame her bulimia was not through any sort of therapeutic techniue but rather by using her human brain to overpower the will of her animal brain what she may or may not realize is that SHE IS UTILIZING THERAPEUTIC TECHNIUES IN SO DOING Apologies for the all caps but the way the author undermines the value of therapy in treating eating disorders is absolutely appalling to me Nobody should ever EVER be discouraged from utilizing therapy in their efforts at becoming well in any area of their life; therapy is already stigmatized enough But to get back to my point in therapy they teach you to challenge your eating disorder voice which is EXACTLY what the author is doing when she talks about using her human brain to outsmart her animal brain The terminology is all semantics; the theory remains the same In addition to my ualms with the author discouraging people from seeking help from trained professionals I also take issue with her implied acknowledgement that depression and anxiety are illnesses juxtaposed against her firm assertion that eating disorders are not One cannot simply stop having an eating disorder the same way that one cannot simply snap out of depression Also if eating disorders are not illnesses then why did she respond so very well in the first place to her wait just wait MEDICATION? It was MEDICATION that kick started her purported true recovery and yet she claims her eating disorder was never an illness merely gluttony and a lack of self control If both her claims that medication helped her overcome her episodes of bingeing and that eating disorders are not illnesses are true then those facts stand in direct opposition to each other I agree with Hansen on one point I think the professional community general practitioners psychologists psychotherapists and the like vastly undervalue the agency of the individual in one's own recovery process and tend to subtly reinforce the notion that recovering from an eating disorder is an insurmountable task People in recovery have their agency undermined at every turn and are generally told that trying to recover on one's own is an impossible task Perhaps the task is only impossible because the people we perceive as being the experts keep telling us so Absolutely in recovering from an eating disorder the burden is on you to do the work and make the hard choices that result in healthier actions and in order to recover one must take the personal responsibility for that I believe that What I do not believe is that recovery is a process better undertaken alone because all of the professionals working in the field are misinformed and misguided The truth is not much is known about eating disorders so sure we may yet discover that current methods of treatment aren't the most effective Hell they might not even be good But as of right now the current methods of treatment are the best we've got and nobody working in the field of medicine or psychology is striving to cause a person damage and to discourage any individual from seeking help and to stigmatize those who already do so is detrimental at best and dangerous at worst

Kathryn Hansen ´ Brain over Binge reader

Ically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems Kathryn disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy failed her and fails many She explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way – as a function of her brain and how She has a new way to 'cure' bulimia but I despised everytime she said 'just don't do it' Self indued vomit is way harder to stop specially when it is simpler everytime you do so Yeah binge eating is annoying but she doesn't embrace the fact of free time When you stop doing behaviours you have so much free time even if you have friends school or work That's one of the things that she didn't talk about that a lot of people tend to fall back because it's the thing they do on their 'free time' plus other times too Also she was like 'just stop it is easy' and things like that and I just couldn't accept that It made me feel like a huge failure because I've been in treatment for a whole year and before this I tried to stop on my own and I couldn't do it I failed to stop binge eating everytime hence why my mother made me go to therapy She never threw up good for her so I think she doesn't understand completely what a relieve it means to do that action when you are so full of food that you can barely walk Also she had a fast metabolism her weight adjusted 'fast' in my opinion I've met people whose weight never went to normal that fast or that Topamax just didn't work I'll give it 2 stars because; I like the fact of the primal irrational brain and that by knowing what he's asking you can ignore it and because I spend time reading this I expected though

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Brain over BingeShe used the power of her brain to recover – uickly and permanently Kathryn also sheds new light on eating disorder topics such as low self esteem poor body image and dieting Brain over Binge is a brave book that will help many by delivering an informed and inspiring message of free will self reliance and self control This book is poorly written and poorly organized It is opinionated rambling at best If you are looking for a very personal antidote of ONE person’s journey this is it To me that was not helpful It was very boring to trudge through and I’ll admit that I only made it half way I probably wouldn’t be so bitter if I hadn’t paid nearly 16 for this useless information

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