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Binge Eating Help for the Holidays
Eating Disorders, COVID-19 & Holiday Coping Skills

Cheesecake and poundcake and fruitcake, oh my! It can be challenging to be surrounded by so much food during the Holidays. You might tell yourself you just won’t have any of those sweet treats you really like…

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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Eating Disorder Recovery Tips for Food Holidays

Eating Disorder Recovery Tips for Food Holidays From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Holiday Parties into the New Year – food seems to be everywhere. Here are a few strategies to help your clients (or yourself) to find balance with emotions and eating. This can help overcome the temptation to binge (and then possibly purge), or […]

Wilderness Therapy Workshop – Evergreen, Colorado
Wilderness Therapy Workshop

When I was a young girl, I was intuitively drawn to be outdoors – whether helping my Dad in our garden, climbing trees with my friends, or laying in the grass watching the clouds – I have always preferred to be outside instead of inside. During my recovery from eating disorders, I found myself once […]

Eating Disorders: Complete Recovery
Eating Disorders: Complete Recovery

Eating Disorders: Complete Recovery Is Possible! Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ can lead to complete recovery from eating disorders – which means having a healthy body image; a clear sense of values and identity beyond one’s body; the ability to intuitively and mindfully enjoy all foods without restricting, binge eating, or purging; effective ways of […]

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 […]

Art Therapy in Eating Disorder Recovery

What are some core issues in eating disorders? Are there themes that almost always show up in eating disorder recovery? Why is art therapy so effective to explore these core issues in eating disorders?

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Eating Disorders and Art Therapy: Separating from ED

When considering eating disorders and art therapy, how can clients enhance their recovery through the separation from “ED” (what they might call their eating disorder)? Common with clients suffering from disordered eating, is the assumption that the internal dilemma is truly about calories, weight and food…

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Eating Disorders and Trauma: Journaling for Recovery

Journaling can offer a cathartic release from issues you are going through in life and also what you are experiencing in therapy – whether it is for eating disorders and trauma, or something else. During therapy sessions with me, clients often bring a notebook or ask for a notepad to write down key points or homework. I also encourage clients to be open to journaling outside of the therapy office…

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