Have Rebekah Walk through your Journey of Recovery with you...
· Are you afraid of getting help for your eating disorder?
· Are you too embarrassed or ashamed to tell anyone about your food-related behaviors?
· Do you want to be at peace with myself and have the freedom to live life to the fullest?
You know that you are struggling to break free from the chains of your eating disorder. All of the thoughts in your head seem to overwhelm you and rule your life. Deep inside you want help, but you are scared of what your life would be without your eating disorder. You feel so alone, that there is no one that would understand your thoughts, feelings or actions? You are not alone and I do understand what you are going through.
Have you ever heard the expression, “you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them?” Let’s face it, someone can have all the book knowledge in the world about an eating disorder, however, if they have not walked in your shoes, they do not fully understand what you are experiencing.
You may be saying to yourself I don’t want anyone to know my secret or judge me for my behaviors.
You may feel that getting help for your eating disorder means that you are a weak person; you should be able to fight this yourself. Getting help for your eating disorder doesn’t mean that you are weak.
Perhaps you don’t feel you deserve getting help for your eating disorder. That’s actually all the more reason to seek help. There’s no reason you shouldn’t have the help you need to become a healthy person inside and out.
Maybe you’re afraid that others will find out about your secret, however, there are key people who are more than willing to encourage and support you through this very challenging time.
DID YOU KNOW?
· Only 1 in 10 people with eating disorders receive treatment
· Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
· 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems.
1) Identify the things that Trigger you to act out in your eating disorder
Triggering in eating disorders may be difficult to identify, to avoid and to overcome, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Work with Rebekah and learn healthy coping skills. Put those triggers in their place, turn your back on them and walk away. They don’t deserve to keep you stuck in the eating disorder. You can break free of triggering in eating disorders.
2) Identify Emotions & Your Eating Disorder
When it comes to emotions and eating disorders, there can be close connections between the two and yet those connections aren't always easily recognizable to us. We tend, though, to have a hard time allowing ourselves to feel our emotions. For some of us, we think it’s better to keep our feelings hidden inside. For others, we may have grown up in an environment where we weren't allowed to express ourselves or were ridiculed in some way when we tried to. We, therefore, never learned how to express our emotions in healthy ways. When it comes to an eating disorder it is not just about the food, it is so much deeper. One must learn how to work through their emotions and feelings.
3) Realize that your life without an eating disorder is not just a DREAM…it is a REALITY!
Recovery may look different from one person to another; the eating disorder is no longer in control. Whatever recovery looks like to you, it has to be better than remaining under the control of the eating disorder. Keep moving forward so you can enjoy what the recovered life has to offer you.
It’s time to begin getting help for your eating disorder and embarking on your personal journey to freedom. It’s time to step closer to a new life where you can be healthier than ever before.
Let me come alongside you and walk through this journey to freedom from your eating disorder. You deserve it! You are beautiful, you are loved, and you are worth it!