anorexia

Redefining Recovery as the Glory of Winning: A Clinical Perspective by Gia & Danielle

By Dr. Gia Marson
As first seen on www.recoverywarriors.com.

Athletes have a singular focus. They strive to win. When I work with them on the psychological aspects of their sport, I am awed. They have great capacities--for endurance, optimism, repetition, attention to detail, drive, tolerating discomfort, persistence, and learning. Up against exhaustion, boredom, pain, frustration, failure, and tough opponents, athletes keep their minds on training, success, and winning. Recovery from an eating disorder requires these same strengths, but there is so much more at stake.

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What Happens When You Leave the Isolation of Anorexia Nervosa Behind: A Clinical Perspective by Gia & Danielle

By Dr. Gia Marson
As first seen on www.recoverywarriors.com.

As I sit with clients who face the steps of recovery from anorexia nervosa, it is the desires to be close, to offer closeness, to be held, to hold, to be understood, and to understand that are some of the deepest seeds of recovery. Along with the significant risk of medical complications that can lead to death, one of the worst parts of anorexia nervosa is the way it may interfere with interpreting, seeking out, bonding with, and holding onto human connections. Researchers and clinicians recognize that interpersonal problems are linked to both the maintenance of and recovery from anorexia nervosa.

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