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If you suffer from an eating disorder now or in the past or know someone struggling with an eating disorder and want support and help, please call or write to Joanna for a free telephone consultation. 

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Frightened Child Imagery: 10 tips for healing

 

An emotionally painful recurring image of a frightened child described in a comment on my site stays with me.  I'm responding here  because this type of imagery affects many people in or near doing deep recovery work. Eating disorder behaviors create a false promise of rescue. What follows are ten tips for genuine resolution.

The commenter wrote:

if I could just rid my mind of the image of myself as a little girl..it's a constant image...I am alone, I am scared and I am silent. It feels like

How Is Your Vision? Anorexia Is Associated with Eye Damage

 maculaResearch is showing that fading vision is part of the anorexia experience.

Anorexia deteriorates the body like a fast forward of the aging process.  We now know that 17 year old girls with severe anorexia can have the fragile bones of what used to be considered a symptom of old age: osteoporosis . What my physiology professor at UCLA called "over forty eyes" when he reached for his reading glasses, is becoming noticeable in women of all ages who starve. How is your vision lately?

No More Blaming the Victim, Please!

Often in my psychotherapy practice a woman feels shame, self-doubt and is quick to both please and defer to authority figures.  In moving through our therapy experience together we discover that in her past she may have been sexually abused or molested. If she were not so blatantly misused she often was disparaged, controlled and criticized, even punished and restrained because of the passions she aroused in adults.

The New York Times published this article today: Lechery, Immodesty and the Talmud.

...once you judge a female human being only through a man’s sexualized imagination, you can turn even a modest 8-year-old girl into a seductress and a prostitute.

 

Time Management and Getting Enough Sleep

clouds-in-blue-skyQuestions about how to manage time and get enough sleep at night are coming up in the my Forum.  I'll respond here since this issue effects many people with eating disorders and demanding lives.

Getting yourself into bed at a reasonable time so you sleep enough hours to repair and restore your mind, body and spirit is important any time, but especially in recovery. Here's how to make this happen.

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