A full body helps you to feel safe.

When in doubt, remember this: A full body helps you to feel safe. Our brains and bodies are hard-wired to keep us alive. So naturally, when our body detects that we have undereaten for the day, she starts to speak to us in the language of sensation and also through thought. For example, you might…

Are you leaving your body behind?

Are you leaving your body behind? We leave or take flight from our bodies when we are in a state of emotional and mental stress or overwhelm. This can look like mindlessly scrolling through the Internet, busying yourself with work even though you are feeling exhausted, not eating even though you feel hungry, accidentally spilling your…

Your Body Knows The Truth

We are not merely walking heads. We also have a body that is constantly in communication with us.The internal felt sense of our body holds crucial information about how we are feeling at any given moment.When was the last time you dropped in and paid close attention to how you were feeling from the inside…

Delicious Ambiguity

I came across this quote while scrolling through old photos on my phone a few days ago. I knew right away that I had to share it here with you... Because wow… ain't this the truth? Doesn't this quote summarise the challenge of daily life, and what 2020 - a beautiful and brutal year -…

Emotions and Perceptions

Are you aware of how your emotions are influencing your perception of your body? We often see our bodies (ourselves) as "bad", "fat" or "disgusting" when we are feeling upset or stressed about something. Becoming aware of the correlation between your emotions, perception and body image is a key skill to develop in recovery, and…

The cry from your soul

At the heart of every disorder, whether it is compulsive eating, bulimia, or anorexia, there is a cry from the deepest part of our souls that must be heard. It is a cry to awaken, to embrace our whole selves; a cry to deepen our understanding of who we really are. It is a longing…

What does recovery mean to you?

What does recovery mean to you? From a holistic perspective, any treatment that exclusively focuses on the medical, behavioural or cognitive component of recovery remains limited. As an eating disorder deeply disturbs the balance in the mind, body and spirit, treatment must give careful attention to these different but integrative parts of one’s wellbeing. From…

The Healthy Mind Platter

Just as strong healthy teeth requires regular dental hygiene (e.g. brushing and flossing your teeth), a strong and resilient mind also requires consistent care and attention. Imagine what would happen if you stopped brushing your teeth for a a month because you "didn't feel like it"? Now imagine what would happen to your mental health…

The Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF)

What are your thoughts about psychiatric diagnoses? Did you know that a psychiatric diagnoses are not scientific facts? Although widely used in the treatment of psychological difficulties, they are simply medical labels that describe patterns of experiences or behaviours that are causing you to feel distressed. This includes terms such as: "depression", "obsessive compulsive disorder", and…