Self Compassion - Nirvana Therapy Centre Limerick based psychotherapist and counselor with specialist skills for Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorders

Conditions survive in shame, secrecy and silence.  Very often sufferers are deeply ashamed of their behaviour around food. They may also have a distorted body image. Eating disorders thrive in silence; very often the sufferer is bewildered and frightened and may feel nobody understands. In recovery we learn to accept ourselves and our body size as we are. This may be very difficult in the early stages of recovery but without a change of attitude towards our self there can be no recovery.  In recovery we learn to accept ourselves and our body size as we are. This may be very difficult in the early stages of recovery but without a change of attitude towards our self there can be no recovery. We must learn to treat ourselves with kindness, dignity and respect. Compassion is a key component in the therapeutic process. With compassion we learn to stop criticising ourselves, we learn to motivate with kindness and we accept cruel and punishing regimes do not work. In fact; harsh criticism and demanding schedule may exacerbate the condition.

 
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