Recovery In Quarantine
Crazy times. We are all experiencing hardships of one sort or another during the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic and for anyone struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating, it may be making your challenges even harder. Isolation, social distancing, PPE and masks at work, uncertainty, financial stress, changes in employment, anxiety, depression, and grief to name just a handful of issues being discussed in tele-health sessions with my clients these days. Sometimes it feels like the whole world has been turned upside down, and in reality it has been. So how do people stay on track in a healthy recovery from an eating disorder? Or if you are still struggling in your anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder, how do you find your way into recovery?
We can all agree that this is not the time to have any underlying health conditions that could place you at higher risk should you test positive for the Corona Virus, so I think it’s a great time to focus on self-care and healthy change. You need a plan, and you need some support, and you need to trust that there is hope for a full recovery from the devastation of an eating disorder. And you need courage. It’s not always comfortable in the early stages of recovery, but there is a process and as you progress through the stages of recovery it does become easier. I believe just knowing what to expect helps you manage the transition from being in your eating disorder to finding your way back to your healthiest relationship with food.
Recovery is being able to eat consistently without fear of weight gain. Recovery is trusting your body and being comfortable in your ideal weight. Recovery is being able to eat enough without feeling the urge to restrict, overeat, or purge. Recovery is finding your best relationship with food, mood, and body image. During this time of uncertainty with Covid-19, I am offering sessions by phone and video conferencing in a format that is convenient for you, please do not hesitate to reach out.