Month: July 2022

What is Emotional Avoidance?

Emotional avoidance is a key topic in therapy when you’re struggling with an eating disorder. But what is it exactly, and why is it so bad? Generally speaking, emotional avoidance is the ability to shut down, turn off, ignore, or disregard uncomfortable emotions. This can actually be healthy in certain situations, like when you’re at… Read more »

An Open Letter to Parents of Children Struggling with an Eating Disorder

Dear Parents, This is an incredibly difficult journey that you are embarking on, one that you never wished to begin or even dreamt of coming upon. It will bring up powerlessness, helplessness, confusion, anger, and grief. There will be times where you may not recognize the child sitting in front of you and you wonder… Read more »

EMDR Themes and Eating Disorders

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (commonly known by its acronym, EMDR) is well-known for its use in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, but it can be used to treat a variety of other conditions as well. Part of what makes EMDR adaptive outside of trauma is the way it categorizes the problems that… Read more »