We follow one young client through her Eating Disorder Recovery journey.
Our teenagers and young people often arrive in treatment with goals that their Eating Disorders have set for them. Rigid, harsh and punishing goals.
We understand that there are many reasons that Eating Disorders can take hold in young people and that there is no ‘blame’ to be shared or placed.
We also understand that many of our teenagers and young adults,(they are mostly girls and usually aged 13-26) have been exposed to a diet and appearance-based culture; at home, at school and in the wider community.
That is one of the reasons that we are advocates of the principles of Health at Every Size.
Our story continues.
At Age 12, this pre-teen was making decisions about how to create a rule book. A rule book that would challenge her and those around her for many years.
Treatment for Eating Disorders is not just about food. In fact, food is one part of the road to physiological, psychological and nutritional wellness.
In treatment, we look at our truth, our story, without judgement in a challenging and nurturing environment.
Increasing our self-worth and finding new and positive ways to look at our personal values is not an easy road.
Finding ourselves by connecting with others, trying out new ideas and finding adventure in the ordinary, are some of the aspects of residential treatment that young people find beneficial in breaking the Eating Disorder cycle.
When we stop using numbers to judge our self-worth, we begin to see the opportunity and possibilities around us. Recovery is possible.
If you or someone that you care about needs assistance with the challenges of Eating Disorders, reach out.
Our team are able to assist with practical and supportive tools, guidance and advice on treatment options.