- Category: Self-Help
Enliven your journal writing and stimulate your creativity. This can lead you to new awareness and release courage you need for taking your next step in your recovery.
photo: Powerful torrents can lead to deep serenity.
Here are some quotes to guide you.
- Category: Psychotherapy and Recovery Work
This *graphic is based on a closeup picture of a butterfly wing. Catapillars do not go to sleep and emerge as butterflies. Just like us, seeking to transform into an eating disorder free person living a lovely new life, the metamorphis of the catapillar butterfly experience is one of acknowledgement, battle, disintegration, transition, creativity, determination and emergence.
Read on for detail and description of "Experiential Levels of Patient and Psychotherapist during Eating Disorder Recovery Work."
- Category: Symptoms
"We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth." Virginia Satir
Are you eating or exercising too much out of touch deprivation? Think about it. Loneliness and sense of isolation exists when you suffer from an eating disorder. Bingeing on food or obsessing on being as small as possible by not eating are ways of addressing a deprivation. Could one of your deprivations be touch? *photo
- Category: Self-Help
“A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.“
(I see in this photo an example of clarity with everything essential in its optimal place for the sustainability of all. We need this kind of clarity too. JP)
Acting out an eating disorder, as I think most of you know, is your attempt to cope with anxiety, grief, anger, loneliness and even happiness. A certain level of your stress created by external events or inner psychological habits and development becomes too much to tolerate. You binge or restrict as a way to gain control and feel powerful instead of feeling overwhelmed by your emotions. *pix
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