Recognizing a healing resource is part of achieving and sustaining recovery. More, it's part of celebrating and nourishing your life. Articles and discussions here guide you to the many forms a healing resource can take. This includes: animals, wilderness areas, recovery books, class experiences, affirmations, tips to help you tolerate and grow through strong emotional experience, workbooks exercises, private time, treatment programs and more.

Get Those ZZZZ's for Eating Disorder Recovery

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Sweet, deep, nourishing sleep

Eating Disorders and Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is often an aspect of an eating disorder.  You don't want to lose consciousness. You don't want that vulnerable feeling of going into a dim twilight state that takes you into dark sleep.  It feels too much like the beginning of an anxious or terror experience.

So you delay going to bed. You watch TV or DVD and fall asleep on the couch.  The sounds of the player, the voices especially,

Los Angeles Psychotherapy Resource Information

Being a Los Angeles psychotherapist in private practice, this article titled, "Los Angeles Therapists and What You Need to Know About Them," caught my attention.

The article gives a simple and straightforward, although very surface, description of different kinds of psychotherapists

Freedom from Binge Eating Disorder: Psychotherapy Gives More Lasting Results Than Behavioral Weight LossTherapy


Binge Eating and First Psychotherapy Appointment

When a new patient who is a binge eater walks into my Los Angeles office for her first session, she is often feels afraid, hopeful, desperate, determined and skeptical.  She is energized by an inner courage to make her life better by means she doesn't understand. Nothing else has worked so she has decided to try psychotherapy.  Since I'm a specialist in eating disorder recovery, she chooses to see me.

I hope she'll stay to do the real and effective work I know is possible.  I've seen so many people who lose massive amount of weight through various diets and weight loss programs only to gain it back and more.  They feel terrible about themselves for failing. They do not believe the words, "You didn't fail. The program or diet failed."

Psychotherapy is Effective Long Terms

Over at Rutgers University a long term study now backs up those words.

Help in Finding Eating Disorder Treatment on the Westside of Los Angeles

Psychotherapy on the Westside of Los Angeles

You have many options.  In fact you have so many options you may have difficulty in knowing where to begin and ultimately, when and how to make your choice. See my list of mental health clinics on the westside of Los Angeles.

I've been in practice on the west side since 1980. First in Pacific Palisades and now in Rancho Park near Century City, UCLA, Westwood and Beverly Hills. I've seen the profession develop and new services come and go. I am connected to professional services via my professional networks and associations.

If you would like help in sorting out

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