Posts Tagged ‘emotional eating’

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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“Giving up” your Eating Disorder?

I was chatting to a good friend of mine at the weekend.  I have known this friend (let’s call her Anna), since high school,  and meet up with her and my other school friends regularly.  So we’ve been friends for over 25 years (wow!). Myself and another friend in this group have talked about Anna occasionally,…

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Online, Self-Help for Eating Disorders

This is a short post today, as we are tremendously busy beginning our launch campaign for our new online, self-help program for eating disorders, which starts in June 2011. We have a pre-launch web page here: www.turninginstitute.com and if you click through the ‘fruits’ on the tree, you can see our new series of four…

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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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Inspiration for Weight Loss, or simply Change

I love this video.  It seems simplistic, but it took a long time and a lot of work for Ben to get from where he was to where he is.  Recovery is hard work, but so rewarding.  I hope you are inspired and motivated by seeing this short clip of Ben’s story.  Take care. [youtube…

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On Doctors Listening, Losing Weight and Being Judged

Last year, I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, and underwent a course of treatment. I now feel significantly better in myself, and in fact about two months in to the treatment, it dawned on me that I didn’t even realise how bad I had actually been feeling, until I began to feel better. My…

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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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