Last updated on September 14th, 2023
Are you in a hurry for information, tips and support ?
Are you too busy or overwhelmed to read ?
Do you want to hear models of helpful conversations ?
This is why I created Bitesize. It's a large, searchable collection of very short audio clips, which you can dip in and out of. Each between 1 and 5 minutes.
Help with your FAQs
I cover the frequently asked questions that come up when I coach parents. Plus the questions that parents don't yet know they ought to ask!
Dip in and out of almost 300 audios to find a quick answer to what you need right now. For instance:
- How to talk to your son or daughter about starting treatment
- Supporting your child to eat: what, how much, how?
- Exposure therapy methods to expand your child's flexibility
- The all-important Phase 2 after refeeding: all the way to complete recovery
- Communication skills for compassionate persistence and loving connection
- Working with health providers (even when you disagree)
- Tools for your own wellbeing and resilience
- and so much more
"These are an excellent resource. We don’t always have time to sit and read on this journey so small chunks of information on how to support our daughter whilst we are walking or driving really help!"(From a parent, writing here)
Should I get your book or Bitesize?
They complement each other, as explained here. Clinicians tell me they like recommending Bitesize right at the start when parents are in overwhelm and need their information in small chunks.
How do I listen to Bitesize?
Listen online on your phone or computer. Bitesize is highly searchable, so you can focus on what you need right now.
The whole collection is also on a playlist so you can listen continuously hands-free (e.g. while you're driving).
You can also download the collection for offline listening on your phone, tablet or computer (It's a bit fiddly but I provide step-by-step guidance).
As soon as you've bought Bitesize, you'll be emailed a link to register, and then the most up to date Bitesize is there for you to listen online anytime.
Enjoy these samples of Bitesize
Here are a few clips to give you a feel for Bitesize.
Walking through hell with your child
To give you the courage to support your child and empathise in spite of their anxious resistance.
“I was desperate for my parents to feed me”
The hints our children give us. A letter from 40-year old Helen who is now using her parents’ help.
What's the journey ahead?
What's treatment going to look like? The tasks and priorities of different phases of the journey ahead
‘I’ll eat if you back off! ’
How much space to give when your child says they’ll eat better if you shut up and back off? Firm, kind and vigilant.
"You're not fat": doesn't reassure
"Am I fat? What's the target? How fast? Will you make me fat?" How reassurance or giving data tends not to reassure.
"My child got worse with more autonomy and we can’t go back"
You gave your child autonomy and they have slipped back. Perhaps you were not well guided through Phase 2 . Can you take charge again? What if you can’t?
A whole series on calming skills
Here's the start –there's so much you can do to help your child to a calmer state
I hope you enjoyed those samples! So go ahead and get Bitesize! I created it with love, so you can get super-skilled at a time the illness leaves you with very little time or mental bandwidth.