Sunday, October 23, 2016

Masks As Eating Disorder Art Therapy

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Graciously re-posted courtesy of Recently in my Eating Disorder Recovery Group Therapy, I asked the members to design masks.  I devised this activity from D.W. Winnicott’s ideal of the “False Self.”  Winnicott believed when one grows up in an environment where the child’s needs are not recognized, the child develops a false self to protect one’s real identity […]

Duh and Re-duh

It’s very common as you’re learning new behaviors to make the same “errors” around food repeatedly. It doesn’t mean you’re stupid. It simply takes a good deal of practice for the brain to rewire. Not being hard on yourself in the process will help you learn faster. I call this repetition of learning experiences duh […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Call To ACTION!

Many people do not know that there is such a thing as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  On February 23-March 1 is NEDA week. This week is important for many reasons, yet is rarely acknowledged in our culture. Eating disorders are commonly looked down upon, and I feel a big reason is because they are misunderstood. […]

Parenting a Child With an Eating Disorder

October 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured, Self-Care

What does LONELINESS have to do with being the parent of a child with an eating disorder? Parents of a child with an eating disorder, have you found sufficient help, hope and healing? Parenting a child with an eating disorder can be isolating since most people around us don’t understand these complex, deadly brain illnesses. […]

The Power of Art and Healing

March 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Expressive Arts, Recovery

Hello, We Are The Real Deal readers! My name is Caroline Rothstein and I am honored to be a contributor on this site. I’m a New York City-based writer and performer of spoken word poetry, theater, creative nonfiction, and journalism. As a longtime eating disorder recovery advocate, I host an ongoing video series on YouTube […]

ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders

This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene). We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, […]

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