Overeating is not the problem. It is only a symptom of unresolved conflict and personal pain. Dr. Carole Disenhof, renowned Beverly Hills clinical psychologist, reveals the secrets of healing that pain, gleaned from her twenty-four-year career in treating emotional overeating. Step by step, Dr. Disenhof outlines the process by which she helps her patients understand the source of their emotional pain and repair whatever it is that causes them to anesthetize their feelings with food. Reading case histories and following the exercises in the book, such as exploring psychotherapy, will allow you to take a close look at the causes and symptoms that accompany your excess weight, to work those causes out, and to improve your life. Along with resolving the causes and symptoms, you will lose weight without even addressing the weight itself. Remember, the weight is there because of the underlying causes. When you get rid of the causes, there goes the weight, not only from your body, but from your mind as well. In the final analysis you lose the weight, but more importantly gain the insights that lead to a happier, more fulfilling life.