3 Most Important Reason To Participate in Group Therapy

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Learn how to sit with your feelings

There are multiple benefits to participating in group therapy!

The three most important are:

  1. Finding out you’re not alone.
  2. Improving your interpersonal skills.
  3. Discussing topics that are relevant to all.


Which group is best for you?

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More about group therapy at WebMD

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Set Some Goals for Your Eating Disorder Recovery

To Do List Clipboard For Organizing The Tasks

To Do List Clipboard For Organizing The Tasks

Most people promise themselves each night that tomorrow they will start to make changes in their disordered eating and their struggles with anxiety and depression. I have no doubt  you are sincere.

However unless you create some kind of structured plan that suits your particular needs; chances are that not much change will occur.

I have listed 4 things you can do to make your daily struggle easier.

Read more to learn how>>>

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College, Stress and Eating Disorders- 6 Things You Can Do

books bibliotherapyIf you’re getting ready for the first day of class, then there’s a good chance that your anxiety and eating disorder/body image may be screaming at you.

This is what we call “situational stress”; quite normal for everyone. If you’re normally anxious, then times like these will be worse.

What You Can Do:

  1. You need to plan ahead and have certain coping skills in place.
  2. Don’t overload your class load and schedule down time.
  3. Find someone to talk to. This is a good time to visit your therapist.


If you need help transitioning back to school>>>

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Don’t Have Anyone To Talk To About Your Eating Disorder & Poor Body Image?

Understand why you feel the need to be perfect.

Understand why you feel the need to be perfect.

Talking about your eating disorder is a difficult thing to do. Most people don’t know what to say or do if you tell them. Hopefully some resourceful person will show you empathy and help you find resources to get help.

I am experienced and trained. I have personally dealt with ED.

I offer safe non-judgemental therapy and move at your own pace.

Come tell me what’s going on and we’ll figure it out together.


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7 Important Elements In Eating Disorder Therapy and Recovery

embody7 Important Elements in Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery

1. Non-judemental

2. Safe

3. Allows the person to move at their own pace


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Help for Those Who Struggle With an Eating Disorder and Do Not Have Any Funding for Treatment

treatment for eating disordersUntil recently, people had very limited options, if they could not afford to pay for treatment. There was not a solution to this problem until now!

There is an organization called “FED”- Fight Eating Disorders.

It is an independent, national, humanitarian organization that provides professional services to those who are suffering from eating disorders. Read More >>


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Have You Heard Of EMDR or Tapping? 2 Big Reasons To Find Out! Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

yoga #5EMDR and Tapping are techniques used for reducing anxiety, depression, processing trauma and a host of other conditions. EMDR uses eye tacking whereas Tapping uses physical touch.

For our purposes I will discuss “Tapping”. EMDR is directed more towards trauma.

1. Tapping is a physical way to integrate the mind and body by focusing on positive memories and adding physical touch. You actually tap yourself! Right, left, 12 times….

2. By doing this you strengthen your positive thoughts which then effects your entire being!

To learn more about Tapping read: Tapping In: A Step-by-Step to Activate Your Healing Resources Through Bi-Lateral Stimulation by Laurel Parnell, PHD. (Amazon)

This book will give you a good understanding of the concepts underlying Tapping and will talk you through various exercises using positive thinking and Tapping. I suggest you read the book and find a therapist who specializes in Tapping and get started right away. What have you got to lose? You can only feel better!

Like anything else you have to stop rushing around and put these exercise into practice. I guess it depends on how much you want to feel better… : )

To read more about anxiety>>>

Watch a video demonstrating Tapping

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