Posts Tagged ‘bulimia nervosa’

What does being ‘Feminine’ Mean?

I have recently returned from both the NEDA Conference in L.A., and a short family vacation at the same time – combining work with pleasure.  Although I must say it was an absolute pleasure to attend the NEDA conference and meet so many positive, committed and interesting people over the two day event. (NEDA –…

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The “All or Nothing” Thinking of an Eating Disorder

This post was originally posted several months ago. Is it all black or white in your world? Do you measure yourself on a short scale of Success …… Failure and accept nothing in between? For clients struggling with bulimia and binge eating, this is a common personality trait.  Setting very high standards for yourself personally,…

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As an ED Therapist, should I also be a Coach?

I’ve just returned from the first part of my training as a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders.  Covering ‘Essential Obesity’, the three days intensive training was part re-attending to the core work of a psychotherapist and some timely reminders on certain techniques and models of therapy that can be useful, and part new information for…

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Emotional Eating

“Here’s the thing about stress though: I think we’ve all learned to use that word too loosely.  We use it as a blanket term to cover a whole range of emotions that may actually require very different techniques and tools to deal with.  We say “I’m so stressed!” when what we really mean is something…

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Balancing our “Shoulds” with our “Want To” Lists

I was chatting with a colleague at the water cooler last week, and I was sounding off about all the things I ‘should’ be doing.  More exercise (any exercise if I’m honest!), cutting back a little on client work as I focus on my new project that demands a lot of time just now, spending…

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Do You Overeat? Do You Know Why?

I’m posting a video today, which is short and really cuts to the heart of the matter around overeating, and binge eating.  I’d love to hear your feedback and views on it.  I can’t comment on the book as yet but I’ve ordered it and will post a review when I have read it. I’m also…

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Toxic Mothers

Client “Lisa”: My mother was an alcoholic when I was a child.  She drank for years, but it was never acknowledged.  Even now, she runs a support group for other alcoholics, but she denies that it’s related to her experience.  Every time I try to talk to my mom or dad about the past and…

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Can You Commit to Change?

Today’s blog is about change. Whilst reading “Fat is a Family Affair” (Judi Hollis) yesterday, I was struck by my experience of setting up my latest therapy group for eating distress (which started last night), and Judi’s concept of change in relation to Food Obsession (her conceptualisation of eating distress). From experience in setting up my group, I…

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Have You Got That Friday Feeling?

It’s Friday.  Are you happy? Excited?  Looking forward to the weekend ahead – having a lie in, meeting up with friends, playing sports?  Or are you anxious about having to go out with friends?  Are you feeling sick with dread because weekends are ‘bad’ for bingeing?  Are you feeling upset that you are spending another…

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