The challenges of supporting a child suffering from an eating disorder often take us to our very limits. It’s normal for us parents to have a huge lot of regrets.
If you’re finding it hard to disentangle yourself from blame and shame, or if you’re getting eaten up by thoughts of what you could have done better, try this self-compassion and acceptance exercise.
The idea is to get two conflicting parts of your mind to talk to each other in order to come to a peaceful resolution.
It’s time for goodbyes and I want to send you all my wishes. I so hope that you have found support in this book. For all the time I’ve been writing here, I have held you in my mind, as a dear friend. I’d like to finish with joy. Is it insensitive to talk of …
Continue reading “Final words: joy”
Excerpt of Chapter 11: partners, your other children, family, work…
Excerpt from Chapter 10: once eating and weight gain are secure, what else do we need to do?
Chapter 5 of my book. Did everything start with bullying in school? Was it the ‘healthy’ eating lecture in class? Or that time a doctor, incredibly, told your child to lose weight? None of these could possibly be a single cause.
Excerpt from Chapter 6: practical steps to beat the eating disorder
Chapter 2. What’s going on in the mind of someone with an eating disorder? And what’s it like for you the parent? The aim of this chapter is to lead the way to understanding and compassion for yourself and for your child.
Excerpt from Chapter 8: See the tools in action. Mealtime scenarios.
Examples of broken record and answers to typical resistance.
Excerot frin Chapter 9: How to free your child of fears and rules – exposure therapy.
Chapter 1. An overview of the help I’d like to offer you in this book and some suggestions on how to find your way around the information fast.