Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. The use of she/her/hers pronouns in some articles is not intended to be exclusionary. Eating disorders can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Many women with eating disorders have lost an interest in hobbies, relationships, and participating in things that once gave them a sense of accomplishment. Their passions have often become “hijacked’ by their eating disorders and have been turned into something they do to support their eating disorder or have even been eliminated all-together. Additionally, as women begin to recover from such a time consuming disorder, they are often met with fears of not knowing what their true interests really are, and are faced with the opportunity to rediscover new interests, as well as connect with old ones.
Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Movement (Yoga and RIMBA), Expressive Art, Creative Living, Service opportunities, and off-campus outings are vital in helping women discover and/or re-discover activities they are interested in and that can be used as positive coping mechanisms both in the present and future.