Designed to help those struggling with disordered relationships with food explore triggers and understand how automatic patterns of anxious, or negative, thinking can maintain disordered relationships with food, especially across periods of high stress.
This is one in the first of a few science related posts I want to do.
I guess you could call it a new “Eating Disorders and the Brain” series.
This stuff fascinates me and it one of the reasons I chose to embark on my BSc in Psychology back in 2013.
I find it amazingly empowering to know that we have incredible brains that adapt depending on our behaviours, but that are also shaped by the world around us, because it puts us back in the driving seat of our recovery.
In this post I explore anxiety and give you an insight into my own experiences of anxiety. From hyperventilating panic attacks, fear of food, migraines & more, what is the purpose of this “protective” emotion? and how much control do we really have over our perceptions & responses?
It’s ok to feel fear. It’s what we do about our fears that determines who we are and who we become.
From the billion pound diet industries, to racism, sexism, ableism, and homophobia our world tells us not to love our bodies, even as far as to be ashamed of the skin we’re in. Too often people refer to “feeling fat” as if “fat” is an adjective, the same as feeling ‘happy’, ’tired’, ‘restless’ or…
Beat the Binge Since 2013 binge eating disorder (BED) has been classified as a distinct eating disorder, as stated in the fifth edition of the DSM classification and diagnostic manual for clinical disorders. Although many who are obese have BED not all people with a binging disorder are obese. Furthermore, binging is not simply ‘overeating’,…
Practical advice how to transform four common thinking errors and break free from negative self-talk.
I was introduced to Dan through social media; a talented young man no doubt, whose passion for writing shines through his own WordPress site. Just like many other talented artists, Dan too has unfortunately endured, and overcome, his own mental battles. His account below is not only fantastically articulated, but bravely allows us all a glimpse…
Helping the fight to free stigma from mens mental health, Dan’s honest and open account of his fight with depression is not only fantastically articulated, but bravely allows us a glimpse into what was once his world, and how he’s reshaped his future.