Appendix: Compassionate or Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Compassionate Communication, or Nonviolent Communication, or NVC (all trademarked terms for the same thing) is a framework originally devised by Marshall B Rosenberg, which continues to develop worldwide through the Center for Nonviolent Communication and its network of Certified Trainers. The approach has been used, and continues to be used, in conflict resolution in war-torn zones, and is …

The road to full recovery: school, exercise, appetite, relapse-prevention and the rest

This is a section from Chapter 10 of ‘Anorexia and other eating disorders – how to help your child eat well and be well’ How do we deal with school or everyday challenges in the early days, and how do we return to normal after the worst is over? How do we prepare our children …

Practical steps to help your child beat the eating disorder: magic plate and other ways to take charge of treatment

This is a section from Chapter 6 of ‘Anorexia and other eating disorders – how to help your child eat well and be well’   An eating disorder affects almost every aspect of our children’s lives. Here is an overview of what you can do to systematically weaken its grip and get your child back. Helping …

Love, no matter what: how to support your child with compassionate communication as you treat the eating disorder

This is a section from Chapter 14 of ‘Anorexia and other eating disorders – how to help your child eat well and be well’ Has it become difficult to recognise your child? Do you struggle to help her as she flips between depression and aggression? Are you finding it hard to give unconditional love, and …

How to build up your own resilience and wellbeing when your child has an eating disorder

This is a section from Chapter 15 of ‘Anorexia and other eating disorders – how to help your child eat well and be well’ In Chapter 13 I offered you tools for mindfulness and compassionate communication. I now build on these to help you access more resilience and a sense of well-being, right away and …