Easter And Eating Disorder Recovery

Easter, with its focus on family, food and disruption of everyday routine, albeit just for a few days, can be a particularly stressful time of the year if you are suffering from an eating disorder, anxiety or depression. Unfortunately this year brings with it additional angst and uncertainty. As we are all being encouraged to … Read more

Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

Halloween And Eating Disorder Recovery

With Halloween becoming more and more popular with young people, we want to discuss how it can be a challenging time if you have an eating disorder and share our top tips for coping with Halloween when in recovery.   Fancy dress costumes, decorations, pumpkins, trick or treating, parties and horror movies. The whole occasion … Read more

A New Way To Do New Year Resolutions

As a nation, our love affair with New Years resolutions is a very on/off relationship. The usual stories include; “I’m not going to make a NY resolution because I never stick to it” or “this year I really am going to do X” or even more zealous “I’m going to commit to my resolution before … Read more

Learning to Celebrate Christmas Once Again

When my therapist first suggested I should try a turkey Christmas lunch I felt anxious and reluctant to give her a definite answer. Having been a pescatarian was the one thing that had kept me in my eating disorder. It was something that was never challenged by therapists that I’d previously worked with, even having … Read more

A New Year

As we look towards the new year so many of us start to think about our goals and ambitions for 2016…what would we like to do/achieve/stop? We often look to others for permission to ‘be’ and to feel good enough, this regularly results in us trying to force ourselves to behave, look or feel in … Read more