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.

Changing Therapeutic Frames for Eating Disorder Recovery and the Butterfly Metaphor


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This *graphic is based on a closeup picture of a butterfly wing. Catapillars do not go to sleep and emerge as butterflies. Just like us, seeking to transform into an eating disorder free person living a lovely new life, the metamorphis of the catapillar butterfly experience is one of acknowledgement, battle, disintegration, transition, creativity, determination and emergence.

Read on for detail and description of  "Experiential Levels of Patient and Psychotherapist during Eating Disorder Recovery Work."

Do I have an eating disorder?

HHHBookCover trmdEating disorders are serious illnesses that affect the mind, body and spirit and can be lethal. They impede a person's quality of life. Without treatmet eating disorders get worse.   Recovery requires healing and emotional development.

On this site you can find definitions and descriptions of eating disorders as given by the American Psychological Association and the National Institute of Mental Health.


If, after reading these descriptions, you have questions about your personal situation or the situation of someone you love, please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask your questions on the discussion forum on this site or both.

Eating Disorders: More than about eating and appearance

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Vanity, character flaws and psychological weakness are not causes of eating disorders.  

Believing they are undermines a person's appreciation of themselves, fosters shame and inhibits seeking real help. It also creates massive confusion when a person with an eating disorder knows she has a strong sense of who she is yet can't find a way to live while honoring herself.

Inspirational Quotes as Recovery Assignments

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Inner peace, compassion for self and others, sturdy sense of self, self respect: these are all necessary components of your eating disorder recovery.  How do you achieve them?  

Most of us on the Internet, especially Twitter followers, see inspirational quotes every day.What if inspirational quotes were practical assignments in your daily life? What would your homework be? What would your personal project look like when you handed it in? *Pix Joy in learning and growing.

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