Category: Eating disorders

One thing that can easily get blurred with an eating disorder are our boundaries. When family is involved, it is particularly easy for these to be encroached upon as emotions can begin to cloud our judgement. It is easy to …

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What problem? It is often common for the person you believe to have an eating disorder to deny they have a problem at all. This is where things get tricky. You certainly don’t want to engage in a futile and …

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Don’t label When you know someone has an eating disorder it can be quite natural to try to label the problem. By giving it a name it can help us to make sense of it, and to mentally partition it as a …

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I recently came across the description of some disturbing behaviour from a young client with an eating disorder. It related to two behaviours of the strength and conditioning coach staff at their training facility. i) The S&C coaches had encouraged …

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So you’ve seen some of the warning signs, and you suspect someone might have an eating disorder – but what do you do next? When you think that someone might have an eating disorder, it can be hard to approach them. …

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