EDIT Principles

Eating Disorder Recovery Garden

Eating Disorder Recovery Garden: Let’s GROW Together! Eating Disorder Recovery: The Garden Metaphor I am an avid gardener, and first fell in love with gardening when I was a little girl. I thought that it was such a miracle that a few seeds planted in the ground would later sprout into seedlings, and then become …

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Eating Disorder Recovery and Mountain Climbing

Eating Disorder Recovery and Mountain Climbing: 5 Steps to Help Your Clients Reach their Eating Disorder Recovery Summit! Eating disorder recovery is like climbing a mountain – I was reflecting about this as I reached the summit of Bergen Peak in Evergreen, Colorado (see video below)! It was a long and sometimes difficult journey, but …

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Believe In Your Self

EDIT™ Principle #5 – Believe In Your Self The fiFTH EDIT™ Principle involves “complete recovery” and lasting freedom from eating disorder behaviors. However, before clients fully commit to their recovery, they are often filled with ambivalence. Sometimes, they want treatment. Other times, they cancel appointments and still find that their eating disorder “works.” If you witness your …

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Give To Your Self

EDIT™ Principle #4 – Give To Your Self The fourth EDIT™ Principle involves Intuitive Self-Care – these are Self-Care practices which can truly be replenishing, at all levels of being: spiritual, emotional, mental, physical. This is in contract to so-called “self-care” which is just another “should” on one’s never-ending  to-do list. Regular Self-Care which truly “feeds …

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Express Your Self

EDIT™ Principle #3 – Express Your Self The third EDIT™ Principle involves emotional awareness, being curious about the messages of emotions, and learning healthy coping skills – instead of engaging in eating disorder behaviors due to the inability to regulate emotions or to tolerate intense emotions. We need to guide clients to stop “putting on a happy …

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Be True To Your Self

EDIT™ Principle #2 – Be True To Your Self The second EDIT™ Principle involves everything about INTUITION – how to use one’s intuitive wisdom for guidance about eating, exercise, and everyday life. This intuitive wisdom is what we can also call the insight of the Intuitive Therapist within us all. People with eating disorders typically only hear the …

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Love Your Self

EDIT™ Principle #1 – Love Your Self The first EDIT™ Principle involves Self-Love – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. People with eating disorders typically only hear the critical chatter of their Eating Disorder (ED) mind. However, this is their “false self” – ED is NOT who they really are! We all have a compassionate voice within, which we …

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Spirituality in Recovery from Addiction and Eating Disorders

Spirituality in Recovery from Addiction and Eating Disorders

Five Myths about Spirituality in Recovery Why Spirituality in Eating Disorder and Addiction Recovery is Essential and How to Unmask the Myths During the 25+ years that I have been a clinician specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and addictions, I have witnessed about 75% of my clients reach a place of freedom which …

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Eating Disorder Recovery - False Self vs True Self

Eating Disorder Recovery – False Self vs True Self

Hungry Wolves: False Self vs True Self in Eating Disorder Recovery You may have heard the Cherokee story, about two wolves who are fighting. One wolf is evil, and the other wolf is good. The legend states that both wolves are within each of us, and the wolf that wins the fight is the one …

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