Tuesday Tip for Professionals: Make honesty and congruence an ongoing theme. Helping clients become more honest and congruent without self-criticism or self-punishment is necessary for recovery.
Tuesday Tip for Professionals: Many with eating disorders have received too little nurturing. Others have received it, yet were unable to accept, believe, feel, or internalize it. Help them see and feel the love, caring, nurturance, and acceptance in their lives. Since they are not used to seeing and feeling it, it is important to point it out and label it for them until they have learned to do this for themselves.
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Tuesday Tip for Professionals: Provide much immediate encouragement and reinforcement. Without hope for overcoming these devastating illnesses, movement in recovery is minimal. Clients need their progress pointed out and processed, and they need us to share our vision about their positive futures when they can’t see it themselves.
Tuesday Tip for Families: You can play a critically important role in the recovery process if you also get support for yourself.
Tuesday Tip: Looking into treatment? Be a smart consumer. Identify those professionals who work with eating disorders. Ask pointed questions such as the credentials of those who will be working with your loved one. Whenever possible, visit facilities and treatment programs which are under consideration.
Coping With A Loved Ones' Eating Disorder During the Holidays
For most people, the holiday season is a wonderful time of year. It is often a time of family reunion, socializing, and celebration – a time when families, friends, and coworkers come together to share good will and good food. Yet, for those who suffer with eating disorders, this is often the worst time of the year.
Click here to read how you can help your loved one this holiday season