Living a Value-Oriented Life

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How Do Your False Beliefs Influence Your Behavior? False beliefs often make you feel that you are not good enough, smart enough or have enough “willpower” to overcome your eating disorder. It is common to have the knowledge of what you’ll need to change in order to obtain or maintain recovery, yet the tools are just […]

OUR EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD

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When we can reflect on our early childhood experiences with food and the belief patterns that become engrained in our psyche, it can provide clarity on why they are so hard to break. One tool that can help us be more in tune our bodies is to create moments where we become acquainted with our […]

What Therapists Do That Is Helpful To My Recovery

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The following are a few responses shared by clients in recovery  in regards to positive support: v They allow all feelings v They speak in the moment v They tell the truth without judgment v They ask specific questions and draw out information v They don’t assume things v They acknowledge our fear and our […]

Common Stages of Recovery

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Once a person begins the recovery process from an eating disorder, expectations around the duration may often hinder the  recovery work and keep the person stuck in using their eating disorder behaviors to handle their anxiety. Further, the education around the timeline of recovery is important for all involved. Clients have often stated their fears of burdening their family […]

Signs of an Eating Disorder

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There is never one sure sign that someone you care about is struggling with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are complicated, so it is important to know what to look for. Physical symptoms of significant weight loss or gain, compulsive exercising, and vomiting are strong evidence but are not the only indicators. Below are other […]

The Ego’s Tricks

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Your ego has been hanging out with you for so many years that eventually it’s the only voice you hear.  The ego stuffs you into a box where you only feel safe living in fear and playing small.  Therefore, whenever you step outside the box and shine light on the darkness, the ego freaks out and […]

Understanding ADHD

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I think that many of us are aware of and have some understanding of what ADHD or ADD means or looks like.  Usually it conjures up images of young children, often boys, who cannot sit still and require medication such as Ritalin.  Unfortunately, this generalization leaves many girls undiagnosed and thus not able to receive […]

A Recovery Story

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“I’ve had very mixed feelings about my eating disorder. It has ranged from making me feel powerful to completely hopeless and desperate. At one point I remember being terrified of how I could continue living my life with such a huge burden, and I wasn’t sure if I could. It was my drug and I was […]

Why Not?

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I’ve often found myself asking my clients this question. Whether it’s something they believe they can’t do, shouldn’t do, or don’t deserve. Frequently, when people come into therapy they are asking for permission slips to listen their own intuition, to decide to go against other people’s expectations, or make a choice they believe is right […]

A Client’s Experience

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“I’ve had very mixed feelings about my eating disorder. It has ranged from making me feel powerful to completely hopeless and desperate. At one point I remember being terrified of how I could continue living my life with such a huge burden, and I wasn’t sure if I could. It was my drug and I […]