Saturday, September 24, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders

February 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Eating Disorders, Featured

Today we don’t know what “causes” eating disorders, but it is important to note: What we do know is that there are many contributing factors to eating disorders and a typical set of personality traits. Though poor body image doesn’t “cause” eating disorders it is important to address the frequent relationship. For some people, having […]

Caregiving Someone With An Eating Disorder?

Or do you know someone who is a caregiving a person with an eating disorder? What do you notice about how challenging this situation is? Are you, the caregiver, getting worn out? As a professional certified coach I realized early on that coaching people in groups in peaceful settings was a really fun and effective […]

Anonymous support for caregivers of those with eating disorders

Back by popular demand! Hope Network’s parent/caregiver 6-week phone conference classes resume December 5th! We took a break and evaluated our programs after the research done by an intern at The Emily Program Foundation who was also a grad student at St. Mary’s University was completed. One thing we discovered was a decrease in the amount of […]

Top 10 Reasons For Recovery

March 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Recovery

My post from National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2012 Top 10 Reasons For Recovery (from my blog on Friday, February 24, 2012, Creating The Path To Wellness at http://coachbeckyhenry.blogspot.com/) As most of you know I am the parent of someone who has fought an eating disorder for about 12 years now. I have not ever […]

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