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Break the Binds of Weight Stigma

Free Yourself from Body Image Struggles Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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"I can't do that until I've lost a bit of weight". "I need to slim down first". "When I'm thinner I'll..."

What if you didn't feel held back by your body? This guide helps you to free yourself from harmful social attitudes about weight and to start living now.

Break the Binds of Weight Stigma draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a positive, action-based form of therapy that works by accepting your natural emotions and using your own personal values to build a path to the life you want to live. Stories, worksheets, reflection questions, and guided exercises show you how to embrace yourself and fight back against the social structures that tie value to size.

This is not a book about changing your body or losing weight. It's a guide to help you connect with the things that are important to you regardless of your weight. It's a step towards countering the harmful messages in society about our bodies. It's a movement. It's radical. It's freedom.
  • Published: Oct 19 2023
  • Pages: 208
  • 228 x 152mm
  • ISBN: 9781839977237
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Press Reviews

  • Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. Originator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    If you are struggling with weight stigma and feel like you are trapped in forest of pain, self-judgment, and cultural bias, this book provides a roadmap to freedom.
  • Summer Innanen, Body Image Coach and host of podcast Eat The Rules

    If you've struggled with negative thoughts and feelings about your body (who hasn't?), Break the Binds of Weight Stigma gives you a roadmap to help you move forward to a place of acceptance and peace. With beautiful metaphors, personal stories, and loads of practical tools and reflection inquiries, Break the Binds of Weight Stigma will give you a clear way of unravelling where your negative thoughts come from and guidance on how to work through them in order to strengthen compassion and acceptance. This will give you a clear path forward to truly change the way you feel about yourself.
  • Jennifer Kemp, Clinical Psychologist and author of The ACT Workbook for Perfectionism

    The shame we feel about our bodies can be a challenging topic to explore, yet it's as if this warm and thoughtful book holds you by the hand, easing you through a journey of gentle self-discovery. In each activity, Dr. Pegrum nudges you a little closer to self-acceptance; building clarity and holding you by the hand along a pathway in what could feel like an impenetrable forest of shame and struggle. Read this book to navigate your way toward a kinder, more generous, and more compassionate relationship with your body and yourself.
  • Debbie Sorensen, PhD, Psychologist, co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, and author of ACT for Burnout and ACT Daily Journal

    If you've experienced weight stigma or self-criticism about body size, read this book! It will help you understand your history in new ways, feel less alone, be kinder toward yourself, and live the life you want, at any size.