What Is EDIT™ – Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy?

What Is EDIT™ – Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy?

Learn about Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ and how this approach can guide complete recovery from all types of eating disorders and other issues with eating, exercise and weight. Get an overview of how EDIT™ was developed, and how the EDIT™ process works. Hundreds of EDIT™ Certified Practitioners are trained in this approach worldwide, and can assist you to practice these principles in your everyday life. You can use EDIT™ Worksheets for self-help, or work 1-on-1 with Dr. Dorie, an EDIT™ Certified Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician, or an EDIT™ Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach. May the concepts below give you “food for thought” to help nourish your recovery!

Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ is the treatment approach developed by Dr. Dorie McCubbrey, PhD, MSEd, LPC, LAC, CEDS – which she discovered on her own journey of recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Food Addiction and Obesity. As a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Dr. Dorie has used this approach to guide thousands of clients on their journeys of recovery. She has written about this method in her two books, Dr. Dorie’s Don’t Diet Book (1998, Positive Pathways Press) and How Much Does Your Soul Weigh (2003, HarperCollins), where it was formerly known as, “Intuitive Self-Care.”

In 2013, Dr. Dorie renamed this approach Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ when she launched her training and certification programs for counselors, dietitians, health coaches, and other wellness professionals. Since that time, hundreds of people are now EDIT™ Certified, in countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, and many more.

The EDIT™ approach involves making “thought ED-ITs” to shift from the mindset of the Eating Disorder (ED) to the healing wisdom of the Intuitive Therapist (IT) within you. At first, the voice of ED may be all that you can hear, but you can turn up the volume of IT by practicing the five principles of EDIT™:

Love Your Self:  Discover how to develop COMPASSION your entire Self — soul, heart, mind and body — and let this be the FOUNDATION for your eating disorder recovery. 

Be True To Your Self:  Learn how to trust your INTUITION  — your sixth-sense, gut feeling, inner knowing — for decisions about your eating, exercise and your entire life. Allow this to be the GUIDANCE for your recovery. 

Express Your Self:  Allow for the AUTHENTICITY of your emotions — from the depths of depression to the pinnacles of elation — and learn how to feel your way through your life with COPING SKILLS in your recovery.

Give To Your Self:  Discover how to NOURISH your Self from within — spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically — and let this be your PRACTICE for ongoing recovery and overall wellbeing.

Believe In Your Self:  Learn how to AWAKEN your True Self — every day in a new way — to live in FREEDOM from eating disorders and enjoy the life you were meant to live.

By practicing these five principles of EDIT™ you can enjoy complete recovery from eating disorders! Consider starting a journal, and recording your experiences with each of the five principles. Initially, you might focus on the principle which resonates with you the most, or the practice the principle which seems to be the hardest – sometimes the hardest way is actually the easiest! TRY A FREE EDIT™ WORKSHEET SAMPLE

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©2013 by Dr. Dorie McCubbrey. Dr. Dorie is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Licensed Addiction Counselor who is passionate about training professionals to effectively guide clients in recovery from eating disorders, through her Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ Certified program. She also meets with clients at her treatment center, Positive Pathways PLLC, located in Evergreen Colorado. Learn more at: https://www.editcertified.com


Want more that this “taste” of EDIT™? Dr. Dorie is passionate about her method of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ to help people overcome eating disorders and addictions.  She provides customized counseling for eating disorders and alcohol / drug addiction at her Positive Pathways treatment center in Evergreen, Colorado – and EDIT™ eating disorder training and certification for coaches and clinicians worldwide. CALL 303-494-1975EMAIL DR. DORIE – GET CERTIFIED