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Recovery is less about recovering from something and more about recovering your self.

Recovery is less about recovering from something and more about recovering your self.

The self that got buried under shame, pain and trauma.

We do this through multiple approaches.

Physically, a hungry brain is an anxious brain, when we are hungry we are spending our energy looking for food as a survival instinct. We cannot be with our truest self if we are hungry all the time. Recovery involves learning how to nourish ourselves.

Mentally / intellectually, our beliefs are developed from the information we absorb from authoritative figures. These beliefs impact the way we think, live and behave, however may not be our truth. Recovery involves challenging some of these core beliefs that no longer serve us and helps us unlearn and form our own beliefs.

Emotionally, if we haven’t been taught it’s safe to feel our feelings, we will constantly be trying to numb or avoid them. Turning to maladaptive behaviours such as restriction or binge eating. Recovery involves learning how to feel, transform and release.

Spiritually, if we are not connect to something greater we can feel an emptiness that we try and fill with food or numb with a maladaptive coping behaviour. Recovery involves learning to explore personal spirituality.

Neural biologically, if we are stuck in survival mode, it is difficult to connect and be present, including with ourselves. Recovery involves calming the nervous system and expanding the window of tolerance.

Environmentally, if our lives have become small as a result of our eating behaviours we can lose joyous parts of life and important connections. Recovery involves learning to expand our lives through new hobbies and new experiences.

Gentle gentle gentle.

Safety first.