This newly updated and expanded edition of Desperately Seeking Self; Second Edition offers a unique, spiritually-centered approach that emphasizes the how of healing from an eating disorder. It guides readers on a journey inward, showing them how to connect with their true self and from there, heal their eating disorder and transforms their lives.
How do you look within when an eating disorder has filled you up with pain? Desperately Seeking Self; Second Edition speaks directly to this need. Its message is simple, gentle and accessible, resonating especially with a new generation of millennial readers who are hungry for meaningful spiritual connections.
This updated edition preserves its “conversational” approach and composite client profile (a woman with bulimia). To frame the ongoing significance of the book today, this conversation answers such basic human questions as: Why do I have this illness? Who am I to think that I deserve better? How will my life be different when I awaken to a deeper level? What exactly is a transformation?
About the author
Viola Fodor is a Canadian psychotherpist and educator with 15 years of experience. She is a frequent speaker about eating disorders and wellness at several universities, high schools, family support groups, private companies, EAPs, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.In 1991, her work was featured on CBC's national show "Man Alive" and she has been the author and subject of many articles in numerous Canadian newspapers, including the Toronto Star. A graduate of the University of Alberta, Edmonton with a Masters in Education in Educational Psychology, she lives in Campbellville, Ontario — a retreat like setting west of Toronto — with two cats and a dog.
"This book is like having a conversation with a trusted friend. Initially, the author is that friend who sits with you and gets you started in the right direction. Eventually, you realize how it is your inner self who becomes your most trusted friend. That realization is the author's gift."—Shinzen Young, author of The Science of Enlightenment