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1st Edition

A Workbook of Acceptance-Based Approaches for Weight Concerns
The Accept Yourself! Framework

ISBN 9781138068780
Published June 4, 2018 by Routledge
114 Pages

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Book Description

This three-part workbook offers a concise and forgiving research- based guide to clients’ diffi culties

with sustained weight loss. Part 1 is a review of your client’s previous efforts at weight control and

image change, as well as information and a review of research to help your client understand why

weight loss might not have worked in the past. Part 2 contains information and exercises to help your

client develop a new acceptance of their body and their relationship with food, as well as tools to

develop mindfulness and self- compassion. Part 3 will help your client identify, experiment with, and

commit to values related to food, appearance, and other important areas of life, tackling troublesome

mental and practical barriers along the way.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Who this book is for and how to use it Part I: Your Weight, Your Body: Can You Control It? (And Why Not?) 1. Your Body Struggle: Evaluating Your Progress Thus Far 2. The Surprising Truth about Weight Loss 3. The Magic Wand Part II: Body Acceptance 4. Turning Down Programming, Tuning in to Your Body 5. From Mindfulness to Self-Acceptance 6. Producing Your Own Programming Part III: Can You Live the Life You’ve Always Wanted, in the Body You Have Now? 7. The Value of Feeding Yourself 8. Embodying Your Values 9. Dancing with Your Body to the Life You Really Want

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Margit I. Berman is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

and associate professor of clinical psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology

at Argosy University. She was the recipient of the 2015 Hitchcock Foundation Scholars Career

Development award for her research and development of the Accept Yourself! intervention for

women with obesity and depression. She is past chair of the Society for Counseling Psychology’s

Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science, and is on the editorial boards of The Counseling

Psychologist and the Journal of Counseling Psychology.


"To end the profound struggle with weight and health that so many people today endure, we must stop the insanity of doing what we have always done and develop new ways to truly help people. Accept Yourself! provides an in-depth guide to doing just that, using evidence-based strategies to improve how a person relates to food, their bodies and themselves. The results can be just what the doctor ordered." 

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, Co-owner, Green Mountain at Fox Run and 2016-2018 President, The Center for Mindful Eating.