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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eating Disorder Recovery Tools

These tools are helpful in addition to seeking professional eating disorder treatment. Personal commitment to growth, excellent professional help and recovery tools all make recovery possible. Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating are destructive attempts to cope with life's challenges. Here are tools that may help you in your recovery work.

Artistic Expression and ED

View and read about the healing benefits of artistic expression and eating disorders. Paintings, drawings, dance, music, writing and more.

Body Image

Body image is our perception of body, not only its appearance, but its functionality, health and purpose. A positive body image is essential to well being and recovery from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

Eating Disorder Hope Club

Eating Disorder Hope and MentorCONNECT have collaborated to offer this unique opportunity for eating disorder sufferers to find free support and encouragement from others who are in recovery.

Feelings

Feelings matter. Our emotions give us valuable information about ourselves and our perceptions of the environment. Developing awareness of feelings and developing skills to tolerate uncomfortable feelings often go hand in hand with eating disorder recovery.

Health

Health and medical consequences vary depending on many factors involved with eating disorders. Medical complications such as bone loss, amenorrhea and heart damage are often associated with eating disorders.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more aware of the present moment, rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future. Many find mindfulness techniques helpful in eating disorder recovery.

Mindset

Our inner dialogue with ourselves is critical to our recovery and general well being. Learn how to recognize ineffective thoughts and replace these with accurate and uplifting thoughts.

Nutrition

Nutrition is the fuel for our body. Eating disorders often alter what was once a natural and enjoyable relationship with food and our bodies. Learn more about nutrition, intuitive eating and eating disorder recovery here.

Relapse

Learn to recognize the early warning signs of relapse and develop skills and resources to prevent and/or pull oneself out of relapse.

Self Help

There are many supportive books, articles, groups and organizations to supplement your treatment by eating disorder professionals. Here are some resources.

Virtual Library

Webinars, MP3 downloads, videos and more covering important recovery topics such as body image, binge eating disorder, families of eating disorder sufferers, pregnancy, nutrition and more.

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