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Eating Disorder Recovery Therapist Gets Gifts and So Do You

gift_surpriseEating disorder recovery is challenging to each person wanting recovery. It's also challenging for this eating disorder recovery psychotherapist. Today has been moving and confirming. It seems that when I begin to wonder if I'm making any headway in my work I get gifts. So do you.

Los Angeles Hong Kong Healing Bridge

Someone asked for help in getting eating disorder treatment in Hong Kong. Then a post arrived from a clinical psychologist in Hong Kong who specializes in treating eating disorders. She was thanking me for my work and asked for my list of in-patient programs. I could match her up with the caller. wow.

Transition to WordPress

In eating disorder recovery work, daily life and blogging, if all goes well, we develop and grow.

Growth inevitably involves change and the process of transitioning from one way of being or living or working to another.

So here I am, in the midst of public transition and change. I believe that I can offer more to people seeking information and support about eating disorders through WordPress.

So I'm learning the new blogging methods required, changing categories so they are more clear for you, and figuring out with my web designer and my WordPress for Dummies how to make this new system work.

Healing Imagery and Intuition regarding Eating Disorders

The Marion Woodman three day Dreams workshop was warm, challenging and wonderful. I’ve been wondering what to share with you. Dream work is so personal, but then, so is eating disorder recovery. The most powerful image I had, toward the end of the second day, my intuition tells me is relevant to all eating disorders.

Marion Woodman as Teacher and Inspiration
Marion is in her eighties. Her body is disintegrating.

Expect Some Dreamy Posts!

“Dreams” is the title of the seminar I’ll be taking this week end in Santa Barbara with Marion Woodman (a talk) and Steve Aizenstat.

Integrating a person’s inner life with her outer life in harmony and health has long been crucial, in my experience, for achieving eating disorder recovery. Regardless of the specific diagnosis: bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, compulsive overeating – and all the possible associated behaviors, like cutting, shoplifting, over exercising, over scheduling, under achieving, abusive and exploiting relationships greatly benefit from developing a healthy integration between mind, feelings and body.

Marion Woodman
Marion Woodman is one of the early writers in the field of eating disorders. She is a gifted Jungian analyst with a way of understanding and bringing healing opportunities to men and women and, from my perception of her, particularly to women with eating disorders. I listened to her audio tape, "Dreams" many times and often recommend it to patients. Marion Woodman understands women and the language of dreams!

Dreams and Intuition as Integrating Forces
I plan to walk among the trees on the Pacifica campus, participated in the dream workshops throughout the days, speak and share with wonderful people, write down my own dreams, muse about the dreams of my patients and those collective dreams that speak for our culture. The nourishment from the people, place and theme I know will benefit my in mind, heart and soul. From this will come new and surprising integrative thoughts and feelings that are bound to appear somehow in my blog posts as well as the rest of my personal and professional life. If you care to join me in this experience, take note of your dreams this weekend. Write them down. We can share them next week on this blog and see where our dreams lead us.

More about Marion Woodman
Here’s a bit about the wonderful Marion Woodman (excerpt from the Marion Woodman Foundation website Marion Woodman, LLD, DHL, PhD, is a Jungian Analyst, teacher and author of The Owl Was a Baker's Daughter; Addiction to Perfection; The Pregnant Virgin; The Ravaged Bridegroom; Leaving My Father's House; Conscious Femininity; Dancing in the Flames (with Elinor Dickson); Coming Home to Myself (with Jill Mellick); The Forsaken Garden: Four Conversations on the Deep Meaning of Environmental Illness, Marion Woodman, Ross Woodman, Sir Laurens van der Post, and Thomas Berry, edited by Nancy Ryley; The Maiden King (with Robert Bly); and Bone-Dying Into Life. A visionary in her own right, Marion Woodman has worked with the analytical psychology of C.G. Jung in an original and creative way. She is the Chair of the Marion Woodman Foundation. Joanna Poppink, MFT, psychotherapist eating disorder specialist, Los Angeles, CA bulimia, anorexia, compulsive overeating recovery,

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