dealing with emotions

Workout Wednesdays–Breaking Down the Barriers in ED Recovery!

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While it is important to know why your eating disorder started, what can be even more important in eating disorder recovery is what are the factors that are maintaining the eating disorder? What beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are keeping you in the eating disorder? In Carolyn Costin and Gwen Grabb’s book, 8 Keys to… Read more »

Patience and Perseverance is Key!

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So often I hear patients in early recovery questioning whether it is really working because they don’t feel better already. They share their discouragement about how they are working really hard and discuss just how hard it is to not engage in their eating disorder. The first thing I usually ask is how long have… Read more »

Opening a Window of Opportunity

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Countless number of times when active in the eating disorder, I’d have a thought to use an eating disorder symptom and, before I knew it, I’d be standing in a grocery store buying binge food or find myself in a bathroom, unable to account for the time that lapsed between the thought of using the… Read more »