As part of your eating disorder recovery, your practitioner may have eliminated or reduced the exercise you can do. This makes it hard to know you can restart. Learn when and to reintroduce exercise in this blog.
Learn what eating disorder recovery looks and feels like in the words of two of our past clients, Rose and Sam.
The journey towards recovery from an eating disorder is often a hard one. Here’s our advice on making that journey.
1 in 50 people have an eating disorder but they are widely misunderstood. This blog debunks 6 common misconceptions about eating disorders.
Have you noticed the extraordinary number of lockdown weight gain memes on social media since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? Weight gain is inevitable for many of us during this period of uncertainty. We have been told to social distance, to stay at home – in some ways we have gone into a sort[…]
Transitioning from Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Services to Adult Eating Disorder Services is known to be a challenging time for both patients and their families. But now, with the social distancing measures in place due to COVID 19, patients and their families are facing increased pressure, at home, under ‘lockdown’. Our clinical practice continues,[…]
I want to talk to you about food. “Food, Glorious Food!” Or is it? Food is a source of vital nourishment and can be enjoyed for comfort and for pleasure, but sometimes unhealthy relationships develop with food, for example with eating disorders, such as binge eating. Binge Eating is a type of eating disorder which[…]
Difficult relatives at Christmas can really take the shine off the festive season – if you let them. Let’s be honest, we all have that one relation who is really good at pushing all the wrong buttons. Whether they are over-bearing and controlling, overly-critical and self-righteous, or confrontational and challenging, I expect you can easily[…]
[Read Transcript] Hi there. It’s Dr Courtney Raspin, and it is almost Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday, even after 20 years here in London. I always look forward to Turkey Day (we call it Turkey Day in our house). It’s the only holiday that is all about stepping back, giving thanks, being with your[…]
Medication for eating disorders is an option that is sometimes suggested when you seek help. However, you may wonder which approach is best – psychological therapy, drugs, or both? You may have some fears about medications used in treating mental health problems. Some people see them as something that contaminates them, they fear addiction, or[…]
At the start of therapy, we often ask our clients to personify their eating struggles and write “letters to my eating disorder” as both ‘friend’ and ‘enemy’. This creative exercise is a great way of helping clients better understand not only their attitudes towards their eating difficulties but also the costs and benefits of change.[…]
[Read the transcript below] Hi there, it’s Dr. Courtney Raspin. Today, I want to talk to you a bit about why it is a really bad idea to try and go on some crash diet to lose three to five pounds, so that you think that you’re going to feel so much better in a[…]