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JoannaPoppink Dreams: your doorway to eating disorder healing and a meaningful life. Story of a big wave nightmare that was a tur… https://t.co/372eeRlQ9P
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JoannaPoppink Joanna Poppink's credentials as Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist. https://t.co/msCRZP1OrY
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JoannaPoppink The Fire Alarm Is Not the Fire: Deep causes of intimacy issues, anxiety and eating disorders https://t.co/SN9cxo7zNl

Here you will find articles that address various emotional, physical, behavioral and spiritual symptoms that are often part of the eating disorder experience.

 

To contact Joanna, to make a psychotherapy appointment in Los Angeles or to arrange a video Skype consultation, write: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (310) 474-4165.

Eating Disorder Body Fantasy and Path to Recovery

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*pix Romantic, colorful, joyous uplifting sight - balloons rising into a beautiful sky. This is pleasure, even elation, in the moment.  But, living to keep an ephemeral bit of lovliness as a permanent state of being can be disastrous. Can you enjoy a moment and stay in the reality of cause and effect?

Reality

Balloons pop.  Balloons deflate. Their pieces fall to the ground or lodge in trees and bushes. Colors fade. The physicality of the balloon is fragile. The balloon is designed for a short life span and then succumbs to the forces of nature and collapses.

Your body is not a balloon. It can be strong, healthy and survive many harsh experiences. It can be lovely, uplifting and provide you with joy - the joy and exuberance of health. 

Weight Loss Surgery and Eating Disorders

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Mirror Mirror is running an excellent factual article describing weight loss surgery: Weight Loss Surgery and Eating Disorders.

In my experience as an eating disorder recovery psychotherapist I've seen tragic outcomes from weight loss surgery. Yes, I grant that it's possible, for a person without an eating disorder, to reap medical benefits from the surgery. Weight loss does occur and can be helpful in health management.

The Fire Alarm Is Not the Fire: Deep causes of intimacy issues, anxiety and eating disorders

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Shutting down the alarm does not stop the fire.

When a fire alarm goes off the problem is not the sound of the alarm.  The problem is the fire. The deeper problem is the cause of the fire.

In my decades of being a psychotherapist I’ve learned that often symptoms such as intimacy problems, anxiety issues and eating disorder behaviors are alarms. Trying to shut off an alarm without addressing what’s causing the alarm to sound off accomplishes little or nothing. It also can be dangerous because the metaphoric fire continues to burn and may increase in ferocity.

It’s also, in my opinion, a waste of time and money to keep focused on the alarm while ignoring or denying the real blaze. It’s also a waste of time and money to put out the fire without understanding the conditions that created the fire and taking steps to prevent a blaze from flaring up

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JoannaPoppink Dreams: your doorway to eating disorder healing and a meaningful life. Story of a big wave nightmare that was a tur… https://t.co/372eeRlQ9P
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JoannaPoppink Joanna Poppink's credentials as Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist. https://t.co/msCRZP1OrY
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JoannaPoppink Norway's hypocrisy shows oil age not over yet https://t.co/bqvmI2ugwS
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JoannaPoppink Latest Sustainable World online now. https://t.co/b26EjbMmpo #cities #climateemergency
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JoannaPoppink The Fire Alarm Is Not the Fire: Deep causes of intimacy issues, anxiety and eating disorders https://t.co/SN9cxo7zNl

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