Category: Therapeutic Tool
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Getting Better Bite by Bite – in English, German and Korean How story-telling is helping to meet the need for universal eating disorder recovery guidance
Getting Better Bite by Bite is full of clues on how to avoid the traps of self-defeating thought patterns. It contains the tools you need to travel safely along the road to recovery from bulimia and..
Focusing on “now” is good advice, but not when something deep within needs attention. I seemed to have a hole in my soul that I could not fill. It would not allow me to feel..
Imagine embracing the mainstream after decades of incarceration in anorexia nervosa and trauma. For years, Karyn’s eating disorder would not allow her to speak above a whisper, if at all. Fear and stigma silenced her...
June Alexander Fifty-five years ago when I developed an eating disorder, there was no help. My little journal was my sole confidant. Thankfully, we know a lot more now, especially for treating children, but for..
Is food the problem? How Chanty turned her experience with binge eating disorder into a book to help others
Knowing how to support someone with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) when you have no experience can be challenging. Chanty Weedon says this was the first hurdle that her family faced even before her diagnosis with..
Regaining healthy relationships after illness By June Alexander Sometimes when we are ill, especially with a mental health challenge, our relationship with self and with others can disconnect and disintegrate at an alarming rate. Confidence..
by June Alexander Engaging in the world beyond an eating disorder (ED) means facing up to things like a stigma. The perception or inference by others that ED, or any other mental health challenge, is..
“…for years I have been searching, seeking my identity, my purpose, my meaning, in life. Years. I’ve concluded that I am a prisoner to myself… I have had some hard lessons. I know I..
Life-writing workshops can shine a light on hope for people with mental health challenges. For example, the cognitive and linguistic processing of life-events through narrative writing may help a person re-story problems or painful experiences..
The other day I collected my young grandchildren when school was out, and after inviting them to each share their news, I shared my own and said: “Today’s date marks a special anniversary in..
In London, Janet Frame finally discovered the truth: she had never had schizophrenia. A psychiatrist advised her: ‘I think you need to write to survive. First write the story of your years in hospital [Faces..