We experience life with our bodies & eating disorders, while definitely mental disorders are also a fight between the body, mind, and soul. To only focus on the mind leaves much out of the recovery equation. Don’t get me wrong, I love talk therapy (I better since I'm a therapist), but I also believe there are times talking can only go so far. Yoga is a unique healing modality, offering individuals safe, supported, healing practices & tools to navigate the challenges of recovery.
Eating disorders can feel hopeless, but they aren’t. Whether this is your first time seeking help, or your umpteenth time, I believe everyone can recover. There are many reasons eating disorders are invited into your life. Whether it’s perfectionism, judgment, loneliness, self-improvement, health, family issues…Just as there are many reasons why a person develops an eating disorder, the way you recover will be just as unique.
Sometimes hating your body isn't about wanting to be skinny. You listen to others talk about their difficulties together, offering suggestions and support. You struggle to understand why you feel so separate from those around you. Even though others are friendly, you feel disconnected. You feel betrayed by your body. Forced into accepting a reality you would have never dreamt up, you search for control because your sense of control of your life has been ripped away from you.