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.

Seven Ways to Avoid a Binge in Eating Disorder Recovery

Grey wolf
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about
how he felt about a tragedy.

He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.
One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. 
The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.'

The grandson asked him,
'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?'

The grandfather answered,
'The one I feed.'

Cravings, urges, temptations each stimulate and lure you to the edge of action. Will you eat the ice cream or diet frozen yogurt? Will you do a drive by at your ex-boyfriend's house? Will you stay on the treadmill another hour? What is the power behind your decision?

Garden lessons for eating disorder recovery

garden office view thru screen

A kind of circle develops between my patients, my garden and me where we share and appreciate the giving and receiving that is happening naturally for the benefit of all of us.

*pix View from my office window. Patient waiting area is to the right in the shaded area not visible.

Opinion: Looking at the missing pieces of residential eating disorder treatment programs

240px Apollo 15 flag rover LM Irwin

In social media where people with eating disorders call out to each other look for support, try to find recovery, and give warnings to others about what treatment didn't work, the shared pain, fear and frustration is clear.

*pix (Functioning in the world without an eating disorder can be just as daunting as functioning on the moon. Both require new learning and practice.)

Dare to find your soul to recover from your eating disorder

Nepalese Moountain ShishapangmaIf you haven't asked yourself yet you will be asking yourself eventually, "What is the meaning of life?"

More to the point, you'll ask, "What is the meaning of my life?"

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