Friday, October 24, 2014

Do you care about someone with an eating disorder?

March 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Parents

Self Care – is it selfish? Or is it Essential? If you love, care about or know someone well who is in recovery from an eating disorder you may be feeling helpless, overwhelmed, afraid, upset, and more.This is your gentle early spring reminder to take good care of yourself. It may seem selfish and counter […]

From Hopeless and Fearful, to Empowered Caregiver!

Are you a caregiver/parent of someone with an eating disorder? Likely you are needing support and answers to help your loved one recover. Are you a professional interested in learning about eating disorders and supporting families as they care for loved ones with eating disorders? When you sign up, you can plan to come to the […]

Bev Mattocks’ Guest Blog; “When Anorexia Came To Visit”

Becky Henry inspired my new book: “When Anorexia Came To Visit”  By Bev Mattocks It must be well over a year since I first approached Becky Henry who I already ‘knew’ through the F.E.A.S.T. network (Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) – to pick her brains about a book which I was planning to put together. Initially my new […]

Australia and eating disorders research

Hope Network Founder, Becky Henry is back to blogging and shares her experiences from eating disorders conference in Australia. What do Australia and eating disorders research have to do with an anniversary trip.  Plenty it turns out. Read below and find out…for in the name of sanity, time and that ever elusive “life-balance” I’m always […]

5 Tips on what TO DO and NOT do in Support of Eating Disorders

April 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Parents

Written by Hope Network, LLC intern Kylie MacLeod – edited by Becky Henry As parents, caregivers or friends of someone with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to navigate what is helpful or unhelpful to say.  Many times, when caregivers think they are saying something helpful, sufferers may interpret what is being said in […]

Co-dependency in Eating Disorders Caregiving

April 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured, Parents

There is often a fine line between being a supportive parent or caregiver of a person with an eating disorder, and experiencing co-dependency in eating disorders caregiving. Melody Beattie’s definitions of co-dependency are by far my favorite.  She has a few versions listed on, Challenges Recovery Communications Network,  that help to clarify what she means […]

Eating Disorders Relapse Does Not Equal Failure

Professionals tell us, “Relapse is a normal part of recovery, and that it should be expected.”  While this statement may not provide much comfort initially to caregivers and parents, it does depict the reality of an eating disorder and can provide peace when relapse does happen.  Many sufferers feel as though they have failed if […]

Coping with FEAR

We all have fear, it’s how we as a species has survived this long. Our amygdala or “Reptile Brain” as this is often referred to, keeps us safe with the amazing ‘fight or flight’ response.  It can also keep us STUCK when we react out of fear.  Coping with fear is something all of us […]

Support to Families Who Have a Loved One With an Eating Disorder

March 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Parents

How do we support a child with an eating disorder when we’re frozen with fear? When an eating disorder develops in someone, FEAR becomes a constant companion to many if not most families.  I hear it every  time I coach a parent, they are so afraid their child might die, or never speak to them […]

Eating Disorders Research

February 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Advocacy, Eating Disorders

Given that it is national Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) here in the USA I’m doing my part to raise awareness of so many of the issues. A big one is Eating Disorders Research…or the lack thereof. We have some wonderful people around the world doing some fantastic work in the field and for those […]

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