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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,[…]

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[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[…]

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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.[…]

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[Read the transcript below] Hi there, it’s Dr. Courtney Raspin here, and it’s Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is body image, and it couldn’t be more important than now to address this because we know that so many people struggle with body image difficulties. These difficulties are linked with anxiety, depression, eating disorders[…]

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Unhelpful thinking styles are a part of everyone’s thoughts. The technical term for them is Cognitive Distortions, which might also give you a clue as to what they do. Put simply, they distort our thoughts. They’re unhelpful self-statements and judgements. The way that I like to describe them is like wearing a pair of glasses.[…]

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