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.

Friends Change as You Heal in Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating Disorder Recovery Experience: losing and making friendsFriends change as you heal and mature. Being in harmony with your true self attracts new and more healthy relationships. *

When you have an eating disorder friends who are attracted to you are attracted to who you are and how you respond with your eating disorder intact. Friend change as you change throughout your recovery work.

How you and your friends change as you recover

When you are deep in your eating disorder your friends and associates have a relationship with a sick person.  When you start to get well your attitudes, choices and responses change. Your friends' responses will change too.

12 Discoveries in Early Eating Disorder Recovery

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"The most regretful people on earth are those that felt the call to creative work...& gave it neither power nor time."
~ Mary Oliver

Reinforcement and validation are all around you. Eating disorder recovery is a vital, valuable, soul saving, life enhancing endeavor. And your life enhancing path only begins as you recover. Your creative path is now about the real you.

As you become more free of your eating disorder ask yourself:

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

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People can find their stable base from which to take this journey in many ways.

Leonardo DaVinci found his base in nature, as do many who can see through life forms to the metaphors and actions of natural life force. Ray Bradbury found his base in libraries, as do many who discover the people and perspectives from

First Psychotherapy Appointment with Joanna Poppink

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Your emotional waves are rolling in, but what is the shore you seek? If your life looks good, great or enviable to others, who can you trust with your vulnerabilities and secrets?

You don’t want to take medication. You don’t want to be told what to do. You don’t want to isolate, or use food, drugs or alcohol to soothe yourself.  Yet, you know your spirit cries out for something. You need help and hope help exists. 

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