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JoannaPoppink First Eating Disorder Psychotherapy Appointment with Joanna Poppink. Here's what happens. https://t.co/qK4RGO3RHF
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JoannaPoppink Dreams: your doorway to eating disorder healing and a meaningful life https://t.co/UY1pO17n8Z
JoannaPoppink Eating Disorder Recovery: Using the language of myth and dream in psychotherapy https://t.co/JZ8mzEVp6I
JoannaPoppink Eating Disorder Recovery, Health and Personal Growth. How Dreams Can Help https://t.co/dz6hFftFFG
JoannaPoppink 12 Discoveries in Early Eating Disorder Recovery https://t.co/1epHf2Tqg7 https://t.co/kcnuJQiRmg
Relationships with friends and family influence and are influenced by eating disorder issues. Topics relate to individual perspectives, questions, stories and support for adults in various stages of recovery and for the people who love them. Extricating yourself from negative relationships and building positive relationships are discussed.  Communication, boundaries, love, self-esteem, emotional turbulence, abuse, ways to help and accept help are explored.

Eating Disorder Animation Video: Outrageous and Wonderful

Before watching this, prepare yourself for 21 minutes and 53 seconds of a wild ride through eating disorders. If you haven't seen the outrageous and wonderful American Dad cartoon "The American Dad After-School Special", buckle your psychological seat belts.

From Pro Ana Thinking to Recovery: help from friends and family

As I think back on patients I've worked with over the years, many of the young women in their mid twenties who suffered from serious and extreme forms of anorexia or bulimia cam to me because someone who loved them found me.  I have been "found" by mothers, sisters and friends.  These people find my writings on the Internet and read them thoroughly.  They send my writings that seem most relevant to the person they love.  They speak to the person they love, impart their love and great concern. They suggest, beg or plead for the person to contact me.

I'm always hungry. What's wrong with me?

Teenager asks:  "What's wrong with me?  I eat a lot and I'm always hungry, even five minutes after a meal.  And I'm losing weight.  I drink a lot of water too. I know something's wrong."


Have you told your parents what you've shared here? You need their help and support to discover what is going on so you can get proper care.

For example, if you were anorexic you might believe you were eating a great deal yet actually be eating very little.  So you would always be hungry and be losing weight.  But if you had a tape worm you might be taking in a large number of calories without your body getting the nourishment you need. You would be starving while you were eating ample food.

Sometimes a person who is anorexic will

How to Stop Overeating and Recover from Eating Disorders: Your Triumphant Journey

Years ago I wrote a free workbook, Triumphant Journey, on how to stop overeating and recover from eating disorders. I'm in the process of creating a new edition for this site.  You can find the original version of Triumphant Journey on Self Help Magazine. Marlene Maheu, the founder of Self Help Magazine generously published the book online in the early 1990's. It's always been available, for free, and many people with no access to eating disorder treatment have found it helpful.

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JoannaPoppink First Eating Disorder Psychotherapy Appointment with Joanna Poppink. Here's what happens. https://t.co/qK4RGO3RHF
21hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink Dreams: your doorway to eating disorder healing and a meaningful life https://t.co/UY1pO17n8Z
JoannaPoppink Eating Disorder Recovery: Using the language of myth and dream in psychotherapy https://t.co/JZ8mzEVp6I
JoannaPoppink Eating Disorder Recovery, Health and Personal Growth. How Dreams Can Help https://t.co/dz6hFftFFG
JoannaPoppink 12 Discoveries in Early Eating Disorder Recovery https://t.co/1epHf2Tqg7 https://t.co/kcnuJQiRmg

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