A difficult relationship with food affects not only adolescents but also adults. It is often the symptom of a deep pain that rises from problems of control, low self-esteem, guilt and shame, which can derive from critical or traumatic events experienced in the course of life or at a young age. This book helps the reader to understand the difficult relationship with food and the original causes of the symptoms that maintain it. The author recommends the text as a basic tool kit with the essential elements to increase knowledge, awareness, motivation and shows the best path to find a definitive solution with EMDR psychotherapy. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapeutic treatment authenticated by several researches. Mostly used for treating trauma, EMDR is a complex and global approach not only to work on past traumas but also to improve individual resources and self-esteem.

Marina Balbo is the owner of EMDR psychotherapy centre in Asti, where she works as psychotherapist. Founding member, supervisor and co-trainer of the Italian Association for EMDR and vice president of the National Board of Directors. Coauthor of numerous scientific researches, teacher and supervisor of AIAMC. Author of EMDR e disturbi dell’alimentazione. Tra passato, presente e futuro (2015) and EMDR: uno strumento di dialogo tra le psicoterapie (2016).