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Importance of Self Love during Eating Disorder Recovery

by: Darlene Y. Graham, MA, LMHC Dr. Kristen Neff, a leading expert in the field of self-compassion defines it as follows: “Self-compassion is extending compassion to one’s self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering.” In our self-compassion groups at Selah House, I use this definition to invite clients to learn how to give themselves grace.  Often a…

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Mindfulness Training in Eating Disorder Recovery

Importance of Practicing Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery

Several eating disorders share binge and restriction symptoms and appear to be a food-related problem.  However, eating disorders have underlying emotional issues manifested through behaviors. Treating an eating disorder is more than learning self-control around food; it also involves managing the emotions and triggers associated with the symptoms.

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The Role of the Registered Dietitian at Selah House

Recovering from an eating disorder requires a multi-disciplinary team including a medical doctor, psychiatrist, therapists, family members, and a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) who specialize in treating eating disorders. The client-dietitian relationship is invaluable as it helps to guide clients through understanding a meal plan and the nutritional needs of someone recovering from an eating disorder.…

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