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5 Tips for Self Care in Recovering from New Year's Stress and High Hopes

New Years aftermath

The week after New Years can be tough. Fantasies around New Years may be more powerful than Christmas wishes. New Years is often a time of hope for the end of eating disorder symptoms.

Tips as Cure? The following recovery tips are not a cure for bulimia or anorexia or binge eating. But they are a way to catch hold of some health so you can take the steps necessary for solid recovery. And wouldn't that be a nice way to start the New Year?

Greet the New Year with a Gratitude Journal

Feeling down?

Why not greet with New Year with a gratitude journal?

You can start by putting a reminder note on your bathroom sink mirror that says, “Add one item to your gratitude journal, no matter how small.”

Eating disorder symptoms do not define a person

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If you suffer from an eating disorder you may not know the difference between your symptoms and your authentic identity. Knowing you have an identity that is different and more powerful than your eating disorder behaviors is a vital component in your recovery.

Professional Confidentiality and Blogging

               Blogging is public and psychotherapy is private.

Sharing my knowledge with you is a challenge. 


               My deep learning and knowing come not from books and lectures

but from intimate meetings with courageous and determined people who

have given me their trust.  The work takes place in what I consider sacred space.


               In fact, I think the work can only be successful if the time and space my

patients and I share is impenetrable to others and solid for us.


          So please understand, when I give examples I am describing people who are not

and never have been patients or I am creating a fictitious person who represents

what I have seen and heard over many years of being in the field of eating disorder

recovery.


               What I say in these blogs will be as true as I know truth to be. At the same time I

will be honoring the confidentiality of my patients - past and present. I hope you

understand and can appreciate this aspect of my blog.

Joanna Poppink, MFT, psychotherapist eating disorder specialist, Los Angeles, CA

bulimia, anorexia, compulsive overeating recovery:  www.poppink.com


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