Eating Disorder Recovery of the True Self

EDIT™ Worksheets | Love Your Self Self-Image #3 | The Four Aspects of the “True Self” C.S. Lewis once said, “You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” The clients who sit across from us on a weekly basis are these souls. Our clients are souls, hearts and minds that live within one body. These clients are often at war with their bodies. They don’t like the way their body feels or the way their body looks. One of the important roles of being an intuitive therapist is helping a client connect with the soul that lies within the body one rejects. The Love Your Self (Self-Image #3) worksheet is one of the best ways to help a client connect with their heart, mind, body and soul. When working with a client, it is most helpful to have the client start with the area they will most easily relate with. For instance, maybe your client is highly intelligent and he or she enjoys learning, begin with the sphere of the mind. Walk your client through the skills they have gained and the accomplishments they have made. Which accomplishments are most important to them? What does this mean about their values? How do the thoughts they think guide their lives? Continue walking your client through the remaining spheres. In the sphere of the heart, guide your client to connect with aspects of their personality and their capacity to feel a range of emotions. Specifically, explore how their heart gives them passion and desire in life. Guide them to explore how their heart draws them to connect with life – nature, animals, people. Who...

Intuitive Messages & Eating Disorder Recovery

EDIT™ Worksheets | Be True To Your Self Intuitive Living #2 | Intuitive Messages The emphasis of the Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ approach is to guide our clients to shift from the voice of the Eating Disorder (ED) to the healing wisdom of the Intuitive Therapist (IT) within themselves. Through practicing the Be True To Your Self principle, clients discover how to become “Intuitive Eaters,” finding freedom from eating disordered eating. In addition, clients learn how to be “Intuitive Exercisers,” where they can truly enjoy the movement of their bodies, and actually have fun with fitness. As a first step towards Intuitive Eating and Intuitive Exercise, we can guide our clients with perspectives about Intuitive Living – the ways in which their Intuitive Therapist (IT) is trying to “speak” to them through a variety of messages, if they pay attention.. We live in a society rich with information. Whether it’s in a magazine, television show, online or even in a conversation, we hear and see messages everywhere. The voice of the Eating Disorder (ED) is formed from these external messages – dictating how to look, what to eat (or not eat), and most decisions in general. Our clients look outside themselves for guidance, wondering, “Who should I be?” Then, our clients seek approval from outside sources, questioning, “Am I good enough?” Recovery is about “turning up the volume” of the client’s inner guidance – the voice of their Intuitive Therapist (IT). Ultimately, clients will be able to “go within” to make decisions and receive validation. Clients may be so used to looking outside themselves for guidance, that this concept of “going within” may be very unfamiliar to them, and...