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Anorexia - what is it about?


WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

It’s not just about weight

Then what is it about?

It’s not just about what size I am

Then what is it about?

It’s not just about restricting food

Then what is it about?

It’s not just about hating my body

Then what is it about?

It’s not just about escaping my feelings

Then what is it about?

It’s not just about feeling worthless

Then what is it about?

It’s not just about wanting to be in control

Then what is it about?

It’s not just about letting go of part of me

Then what is it about?

It’s not just about letting go of what makes me who I am

Then what is it about?

It is not just about being afraid to find out who I am

Then what is it about?

IT IS ABOUT ALL OF IT

IT IS ABOUT MY FRIEND ANOREXIA

IT IS ABOUT FINDING THE COURAGE TO LET THIS FRIEND GO

IT IS ABOUT REALISING THAT THIS FRIEND ACTUALLY IS NOT TREATING ME WITH COMPASSION AND RESPECT

IT IS ABOUT REALISING THAT THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN DO THAT IS ME….

BUT I NEED HELP…………

All eating disorders can disguise themselves as a friend for many, many years. In recovery it is important to replace that friend with good strong therapeutic support from a health professional and/or long-term support from supportive organisations such as Beat

Author's Bio

Rochelle Craig MSc FDAP Accred holds a Masters Degree in Addiction Counselling and is accredited with FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol professionals). Rochelle see's binge eating as an addiction and chose the 12 step model in her own recovery.

She has been working with all addictions for nearly 13 years at The Living Room Addiction Treatment Centre Hertfordshire specializing in eating disorders/disordered eating and has developed and delivers a CPD training programme to health professionals introducing the '12 step programme for working with obesity'.

You can find further in formation or read Rochelle's blog on her website here or contact her via Twitter or Linked In

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