5 Ways To Ensure A Productive Therapy Appointment

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I have been in therapy or counselling for more than half of my life. I won’t go into the long and short of it but I know a lot about what happens on the other side of closed doors. I spent most of my years in therapy either being intentionally hard to read or challenging

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Blaming the Body

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On Monday I was in yoga class and something really strange happened, I suddenly became very aware and self-conscious of my body, specifically my stomach. I had just had a great day at work and was excited to be at yoga, my practice was hard but felt really great. We were 10 minutes from the

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Eating Disorder Recovery and Self-Hate

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Hate is a very strong emotion, but often a very misunderstood one. Children say they hate their parents when they are frustrated or angry, they hate broccoli because they don’t like the way it tastes, they hate their friends when they feel betrayed or upset. As children age, they are subjected to a number of

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What Does Hunger Feel Like?

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Hunger is a fairly basic feeling, it’s one of the first things a human being feels after birth. As infants we cry from discomfort and as toddlers we learn to name that twinge in our stomachs as hunger. As children we intuitively eat when we are hungry and stop eating when we are full, we

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Thoughts on Medications in Recovery

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There are many different opinions about the use of medications in recovery from an eating disorder. Here, I present only my opinion based on my own experience and what I have seen of other’s experiences. When I was in treatment there were a few medications that my psychiatrist recommended to just about everyone. Your eating

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