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Articles by Sheira Kahn, MFT

These articles contain recovery information from both profesional and personal experience. The focus is on the psychological patterns that give rise to eating disorder behaivors.


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Why Overeater's Anonymous Doesn't Work - As featured in The Therapist magazine
Article about why the OA 12-step approach is ineffective in treating eating disorders » read more...
Hijacked by Shame: Understanding Eating Disorders
A description of what is happening inside the person, underneath the eating disorder behaviors. » read more...
Five Things You Can Do To Get Off the Lose/Gain Weight Cycle - Right Now!
Steps a person can take to stop the cycle of losing weight and gaining it back. Introduction to Sheira Kahn's method for regulating eating and weight. » read more...
Eight Steps That Make It Easy to Listen to the Stomach
Tips for eating in a calm, supported way that will help you start when you are hungry and stop when you are moderately full. Then your head doesn't have to decide - your stomach does! More reliable than following a diet, if you practice eating this way, it will become second nature over time. » read more...
To Bulimia and Back
Short biography of my eating disorder and recovery. » read more...
The Psychology of Eating Issues
Description of basic Freudian psychology as a map and explanation of the mysterious causes of eating disorders. » read more...
Facing the Inner Critic
How confronting the inner critic supports eating disorder recovery. » read more...
Ten Things to Say for Your Inner Critic
The next time your inner critic says something mean to you, try one or more of these handy disengagement techniques:
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A List of Books
A list of books to help people reduce the inner critic and get off the cycle of self-hatred and eating behaviors. » read more...
To Parents
Guidance for parents with children battling an eating disorder » read more...
Expressing Feelings
Why expressing feelings aids eating disorder recovery. » read more...
Eating Disorders - An Overview
A summary of the causes and treatment of eating disorders—anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating » read more...
To Doctors
How medical doctors can most effectively help in treating individuals with eating disorders by Sheira Kahn, MFT » read more...
To Men
An article about the prevalence of eating disorders in men » read more...
Note to a Colleague: Anorexia
Note to a colleague summarizing best practices with clients who have anorexia. » read more...
Kidnapped: Eating Disorders and Infertility
Story of Sheira Kahn MFT of her struggle of Infertility though her eating disorder. » read more...