Eating Disorder News and Blog: Dr. Dorie McCubbrey, Creator of Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™

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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 […]

Give To Your Self

EDIT™ Principle #4 – Give To Your Self The fourth EDIT™ Principle involves Intuitive Self-Care – these are Self-Care practices which can truly be replenishing, at all levels of being: spiritual, emotional, mental, physical. This is in contract to so-called “self-care” which is just another “should” on one’s never-ending  to-do list. Regular Self-Care which truly “feeds […]

Believe In Your Self

EDIT™ Principle #5 – Believe In Your Self The fiFTH EDIT™ Principle involves “complete recovery” and lasting freedom from eating disorder behaviors. However, before clients fully commit to their recovery, they are often filled with ambivalence. Sometimes, they want treatment. Other times, they cancel appointments and still find that their eating disorder “works.” If you witness your […]

Eating Disorder Training for Professionals

Are you a counselor, dietitian, or other wellness professional? Have you been looking for an eating disorder training program? Would you like training from a clinician with 20+ years of experience? People who are struggling with eating disorders need your help!

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?

Eating Disorders and Holidays: DBT Coping Skills

Eating disorders and stress tend to “feed each other.” Let’s be honest about that. This is often a triggering and stressful time of year; the holidays are rapidly approaching, the change in seasons can be tough, and it’s getting dark earlier. This particular year may be even more stressful due to the recent election, no matter what your political affiliation may be. It is very important that we pay attention to stress and try to prevent it from becoming too overwhelming. DBT can help you!

Wilderness Therapy & Eating Disorders
Wilderness Therapy & Eating Disorders

My name is Kristen, I am the newest EDIT™ Counselor Intern at Positive Pathways, from the Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy Program at Naropa University. You’re probably thinking, “Wait – what kind of therapy?” Don’t worry, I am here to give you a brief introduction of myself and the world of Wilderness Therapy…

Sugar Addiction: Eat More Protein and Crave Less Sugar

Sugar addiction – a behavior of binge eating sugary foods – is a problem reported by many people. Some “sugar addicts” attempt to abstain from sugar, only to find that restriction can trigger binge eating. Let’s look at the importance of protein to reduce sugar cravings…

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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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