"One Person Has An Eating Disorder,
Another Wants To Help Her Get Well."
Eating Disorder Recovery Tips for Everyone Concerned
By Joanna Poppink, MFT
Self care IS other care. True self care promotes healing and happiness.
What you give to yourself you also make possible to give to another.
What self care do you need? Is it in your life? How can you put it in your life?
- Listening to your heart
- Honoring your authentic values
- Saying “No” when you mean it
- Freeing yourself to say “Yes” when you mean it
- Eat when hungry
- Drink when thirsty
- Sleep when tired
In Feng Shui, health is in the center with no tasks for you to create it. Health happens when everything around the center is in balance.
Happiness is like that. You do nothing specific for direct happiness. When self care is in balance, happiness happens.
In times of stress, change and disruption stop. Sit. Feet flat on floor. Do Mindful Breathing. Move one foot to the side. Keep breathing mindfully. Remain still and quiet. Bring yourself in balance. Move your other foot. Bring yourself to balance.
What’s happening? Your body teaches your psyche that you are present during shifts and changes. Your emotions settle and your mind clears. You are free to make wise decisions and take wise action.
Joanna Poppink, MFT is a Los Angeles psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder recovery for adults and counseling for their loved ones. http://www.eatingdisorderrecvery.com
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* Workshop Outline:
1. Basic challenges in recovering from your own eating disorder and how to meet them.
2. Basic challenges in helping your loved one recover from their eating disorder and how to meet them.
3. Personal private work, communication styles and boundary recognition issues are described.
4. Where love helps, where it gets in the way, knowing the difference and shifting to recovery mode is explored.