Download e-book for iPad: End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Jennifer Taitz PsyD

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Beliefs about Emotions We all have beliefs about emotions—for example, you might believe that it is weak to feel sad or that it is weak to feel sad or afraid. Common beliefs about emotions include: Negative emotions are bad. If I feel too happy, I may lose control. I don’t deserve to experience positive emotions. If I feel happy, I should take it up a notch. I need to control difficult feelings because otherwise I’ll feel too much.

If it’s helpful, grab your notebook and use the following questions to examine the feelings you experienced in a recent highly emotional situation. First, notice what emotions you are having. Note the intensity of your emotion on a scale from 1 (barely there) to 10 (extreme). Now SIFT your emotions: S: What is the situation (the event or person that triggered an emotional reaction)? I: Do you notice interpretations or thoughts that relate to your experience? F: What feelings and sensations do you notice in your body?

End Emotional Eating will introduce you to the latest tools found in clinical and research psychology to help you manage emotions in a way that lets you live in the present. If you are afraid of or uncomfortable with emotions and find yourself trying to suppress them, this book will provide you with practical skills to navigate them. After all, there is no alternative: living means feeling. Mindfulness and Acceptance Let’s begin with the most important concepts in this book: mindfulness and acceptance.

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