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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.

How to Find Your Path to Joy: Welcome and Introduction

joy toddler flowers 4486570 640*Regardless of your age or situation, within you is your knowledge of joy. You can have it again.

Welcome to your new beginning on your path to joy. Searching for and finding your path is a task we face periodically throughout our lives. Growth and development never stops. The experience of loss and completion never stops. The need to feel alive and meaningful never stops. 

Read and follow these steps, and you will find yourself on your path to joy.

Action for Your Authentic Life in Six Steps (Step Three may be the most difficult) Step Three

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Bear the conflict.  Eventually, if you follow step 1 and step 2 you will feel uncomfortable. You will feel afraid or mad or so angry and depressed you want to blame something or someone or many people or conditions for your emotional pain.

You can get through this stage without understanding, relying on a devil may care act of desperation. But that often does not work. If you try to break the conflict in yourself through dangerous activities you are not trying to die, although you may. You are trying to stop the pain by taking extreme distracting action. 

Teenager wants to help her anorexic and bulimic friend Part I: The Request

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This heartbreaking request for help comes often and in many forms. A teenage girl finds out her best friend is bulimic and anorexic and wants to help her. I’ll make up some names for clarity.

The Story
The story is always a variation on a theme.

Action for Your Authentic Life in Six Steps (Step Three may be the most difficult) Step Four

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Prepare a stable base for when you inevitably lose your balance. You will regroup in a new and more solid way.

Now you take on the task of working through the polarized tensions in yourself to evolve out of the status quo and into your more developed life.

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