A Practical Guide for Coping with Post-Surgery Emotions, Second Edition
In The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion, I provide specific strategies for coping with emotional eating, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, and identity confusion- all of which are common during the post-surgery period. The book includes two mindfulness-based techniques for approaching eating after surgery: the Nourish Technique and the COPE Technique. Packed with quotes from my actual weight loss surgery patients, this book allows readers to recognize that their struggles are shared by many members of the weight loss surgery community. Readers walk away with a personalized coping guide that can be used not only during the post-surgery period, but also for a lifetime.
The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion is available in Kindle or paperback form at Amazon.com.
Weight loss surgery is a life-changing experience, and one that is best approached with lots of support. In preoperative psychotherapy, I can help you anticipate and prepare for the emotional challenges that might lie ahead, such as building a new relationship with food, adjusting to a changed body, and navigating others' responses to your weight loss. In postoperative psychotherapy, I can help you navigate those challenges as they're happening. Please feel to reach out if you're interested- I look forward to supporting you on your WLS journey!
A great deal of my outreach work focuses on educating weight loss surgery patients, surgeons, and support group leaders about the emotional aspects of weight loss surgery. This is a short video from my presentation "Coping After Weight Loss Surgery," which I gave to the patients and staff of the Kennedy Health System Bariatric Program in Stratford, New Jersey.
Watch more of this presentation on my YouTube channel.
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