Category: Recovery

Tools to Maintain Eating Disorder Recovery During Transition

Girl studying abroad Whether expected or not, periods of transition present a new challenge to eating disorder recovery. During these times, typical coping skills may not be accessible, or one may be feeling increased stress that previously effective coping mechanisms are not helping with. Due to this, it is unsurprising that “stressful life events…are associated with disordered eating [...]
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Relapse: Why Eating Disorder Recovery is an Imperfect Journey

It is common for those struggling with eating disorders to experience difficulty with the concept of perfection. Many commit themselves to be “perfect” in their recovery, without relapse or setbacks, just as they attempted to be “perfect” in their disorder. Likewise, as many learned they could not be perfect in their disorder, they must also [...]
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The Search for Meaning and Purpose: Creating A Life Worth Living

Woman working on Long-Lasting Recovery from Anorexia Contributor: Nikki Rollo, Ph.D., LMFT, CEDS-S – National Director of Reasons Eating Disorder Center “Trust that which gives you meaning and accept it as your guide.” – C.G. Jung There is good evidence that a sense of meaning in our lives can increase our psychological health and decrease our distress as well as protect against [...]
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Seeking Eating Disorder Treatment while in Divorce Proceedings

Lady sitting on a beach There is never a “convenient” time to engage in eating disorder treatment. Life involves many roles and responsibilities, none of which are easily cast aside to enter into an inpatient or residential facility or receive intensive care. The irony is that it is often the stress from these daily roles and stressors that triggers disordered [...]
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Service Dogs and Eating Disorder Recovery

Emotional Support Animals and eating disorder recovery Studies show that multi-faceted eating disorder treatment leads to the most successful outcomes. Broadly, this means individuals have a higher chance of recovery if they are treated by a team of therapists, medical doctors, nutritionists, and possibly physical therapists. Outside of these main players, individuals may enlist their own specific types of support, such as [...]
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