Strategies

Remember that you are not alone! ABC supports those who have had anorexia for many years. Please contact us. Do not blame yourself. You have not ‘failed’ at recovery!  It just hasn’t happened for you … yet!  Try to avoid focusing on weight gain alone.   Ask for help with improving nutrition without gaining weight, to try…

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Support group leaders are only too well aware that those who are struggling to overcome their eating disorders will be battling an unhealthy relationship with food and will doubtless have “lost sight” of what normal eating is and what their body image is. Of course it may be that they have never actually eaten “normally”…

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Whilst pastoral care is not as formal as a counselling relationship, it is important to realise that where complex issues like eating disorders are involved, there is a need for caution. The kind of relationship that can develop in a pastoral care situation, particularly if there are regular, planned meetings for prayer or support, carries…

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It is often a struggle encouraging sufferers who you know personally to come to a group. There are several reasons for this. It’s hard for sufferers to pluck up courage to go to a group, especially when feeling vulnerable or frightened. They may need, and most certainly will want, one to one support rather than…

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