Psychotherapy and eating disorder recovery work take many forms. In this extensive grouping you'll find articles, links and discussions that include stories of individuals working through their healing process and descriptions of different treatment approaches.  Issues include trust, bingeing, starving, sexuality, fear, anxiety, triumphs, abuse, shame, dream work, journal keeping and more. Discussions regarding insurance and finances are here as well.  Reading these articles and participating in discussions will give you deep and varied windows into eating disorder recovery treatment.

Support Your Eating Disorder Recovery after Hospitalization

Support Your Eating Disorder Recovery after Hospitalization
Rescued from eating disorder emergency

After her emergency six week hospitalization for eating disorder recovery Bethany asked me if bringing her home living space into order will help her stabilize.  To me, it sounds as if her emergency escort to the hospital was a rescue mission, and that she is lucky she the medical team saved her life.

Now it's time for her to take over and rescue her own life.  That's true for everyone with an eating disorder. The big questions are when to start? what to do? how to start? 

Coming out of Narcissist Abuse at Christmas

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(Example of healing self talk and the power of journal writing. Printed with permission)  *pix

Christmas is coming, and I’m alone. I feel abandoned by a world of people who are happily busy in gayety and plans for more.

Is this true? Do my feelings reflect reality?

My family is punishing me for not being obedient. I am stretching my heart and mind into realms that intrigue me and offer me new satisfying direction. That's belittled.

I’m not included in celebrations. I’m invited to events with 20 minutes notice. I don’t respond.

I am no longer stripping myself of energy, time and money to perform people pleasing behavior for people who are never pleased.  And I feel frightened, alone and sometimes desperate.

Professional Confidentiality and Blogging

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Blogging is public and psychotherapy is private. Sharing my knowledge with you is a challenge. 

My professional learning is grounded in theory based on books, lectures, seminars and certificate programs. But my deep knowing and empath comes from my intimate meetings with courageous and determined people who have given me their trust.  The work takes place in what I consider sacred space.

Family Meals Can Be a Powerful Aid in Eating Disorder Prevention

Family Meals Can Be a Powerful Aid in Eating Disorder Prevention
Love and respect at family meals are vital in the eating disorder prevention equation.

What eating disorder recovery and health looks like at a family dinner.

Health and recovery support by the family involves behaving reasonably and practically with a powerful undertone of love and respect at during fammily meals. Family and friends show a glad willingness to listen to others and have confidence that they can passionately disagree. Everyone is certain that, right or wrong, everyone in the family loves and will stand by everyone else.

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