“This book offers a variety of valuable tools and practical ways for those with eating disorders to nourish both their bodies and their spirits. It also offers real solutions and hope for its readers.” Christine Hartline, M.A., Founder and Director, Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center, EDReferral.com ― Reviews
“Joanna Poppink’s Healing Your Hungry Heart answers two questions I frequently hear from troubled eaters: “How do I begin my recovery and what can I do to sustain it?” Her chapter on the warning signs of an eating disorder is especially helpful to those who aren’t sure if their relationship with food is unhealthy or not. Other chapters gently guide the reader in an exploration of what is needed to recover from deregulated eating–mindfulness, selfreflection and honesty, bona fide emotional nourishment, and daily practices for skill acquisition and moving toward true fulfillment. I would certainly recommend this book to my clients and students.” -Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., author of The Food and Feelings Workbook and Nice Girls Finish Fat ― Reviews
“Finally–a book that speaks beyond the stereotype of eating disorders as the ‘little girl’s disease,’ reaching out to women who have lived with these devastating disorders for years, and offering practical, sound, and insightful advice on how to begin, and sustain, real recovery.” Marya Hornbacher, author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia ― Reviews
Joanna Poppink, MFT is a Los Angeles psychotherapist in private practice. Poppink has more than 25 years of experience in helping adults recover from eating disorders. She studied psychology at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Saybrook Institute and received her M.A. from Antioch University.
In her work and writing Joanna draws both on her clinical experience and her personal experience in healing from bulimia. She corresponds with women throughout the world via her website and Skype video in her ongoing efforts to support eating disorder recovery. Joanna lives in Los Angeles where, in addition to her private practice, she finds time for improvisational theater games, gardening, writing, travelling and having glorious, colorful and messy art experiences in her garden with the children in her family.