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Binge Crazy: A Psychotherapist's Memoir of Food Addiction, Mental Illness, Obesity and Recovery
Gold, Natalie
Arrow Publications / Softcover / 2015-12-01 / 1934675997
Food & Eating Disorders (Self Help) / Biography and Memoir
price: $25.95 (may be subject to change)
352 pages
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If you or someone you know struggles with weight and/or eating-related issues, BINGE CRAZY is a compelling read. It offers both an experiential and professional view of what does and doesn't work in the treatment of binge eating and overeating, along with valid insight into the disorder's psychological and sociological origins.

In "Binge Crazy," Natalie Gold's story moves from a Toronto mental hospital to a taping of the David Frost show in London, England, spanning more than fifty years on two continents. "Binge Crazy is a true story of how I lost my mind and ultimately came to my senses," says Gold, who has a private practice in Toronto and has led workshops on eating-related issues for more than ten years. "I now know I blamed binge eating and my mother for my misery. But really, my compulsion to overeat was just the symptom of a deeper unrest."

Gold, a Registered Psychotherapist, is a graduate of Ryerson University, Toronto, holds a graduate certificate in Addiction and Mental Health, a post-graduate certificate in Gestalt Therapy, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), and the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT).

About the Author:

Natalie Gold is a Toronto-based Registered Psychotherapist in private practice since 2007. She specializes in binge eating and other disordered eating behaviours (food addiction, compulsive overeating and emotional eating), along with their accompanying weight and body image concerns. She has offered groups and workshops since 2002.

In her early years, after pursuing an international career as a blues/jazz singer, she spent almost three decades in market research as a focus group moderator and consultant, often for the Canadian government. Natalie has an Honours B.A. in Psychology from Ryerson University in Toronto, a graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health from Durham College in Oshawa, and after completing the four-year training program at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, a post-grad certificate in Gestalt Therapy.

Natalie's expertise on binge-eating disorder is based on her education, as well as her personal life-long experience of the recovery process. She understands many of the struggles and issues of this complex, often misunderstood modern-day phenomenon. She integrates the experiential Gestalt approach with the latest results-oriented methods - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy - to meet her clients' needs.

Natalie still loves to sing (not just the blues), and also enjoys exploring Toronto's parks with her amazing rescue dog, Cassie.

Visit her website www.changehappens.ca, follow her on twitter @changehappensca, or email her at natalie@bingecrazy.com.

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