One of the consultants from the small lifestyle change concept I use in denmark has a contract with a local teenage/youth mental hospital to do closed meetings at their eating disorder ward.. Many of these young people regain a trust in food- I have never been to a meeting but the consultant is really proud of the people whom have make progress.. Education is the key word- make people aware what is healthy food-how it can keep you out of the eating hell and respect for the individual.. Doctors and nurses attend these meetings to get ideas how to help these individual best.. This consultant goes down in the nitty gritty what the body needs and why- giving a healthy relationship to food.. Many people turn up to the meetings I attend whom have normal bmi- they like many people on sparks are wiped out by food manufacters sell sell sell pitches.. Some of these people are our thin fat sector.. They need ideas to get healthy without lossing weight..
Edited by: RENA1965 at: 1/9/2010 (23:22)
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That is so true, our best strategy is to live our talk, be the healthy individuals to which we want family, friends, patients and clients to aspire.
"Those who are habitually w/o disease help to train and adjust those who are sick, for those who treat should be free from illness. Therefore they train the patient to adjust his breathing, and in order to train the patient, they lead by example."
-- The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, Ilza Veith (Translator) -- This is the oldest extant medical text in the world.
That statement pretty well puts me to shame. I'm here to live up to that admonition.
There is adequate info out there, it is like leading a horse to drink... they will or they won't. My family has several people in it, besides myself, who NEED SP, but won't go there. Talk of weight makes them angry and defensive. Maybe it is like any other addiction-- when the person is ready-- they will find it on their own. It's a shame, I know, that we who are already on the path can't FORCE others to be there also :) That was meant in jest. I think our example, of being in a program and becoming more healthy, will encourage the rest of our families to do the same. I mean, you can beat someone into it, and they'll balk, or you can provide a good example, and they may want to emulate you. To my mind, that is the best we can do, provide a good example.
interesting...........thanks for sharing...........
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Often many of us in the course of our professional duties and everyday contacts come across someone with disordered eating. Some of us here on our Team may suffer from this at least to a degree.
Joanna Poppink, M.F.T. is a highly experienced, knowledgeable mental health professional who has shared some very helpful writings online which we or someone we know may find very helpful.
Spreading the SPARK often involves "leading the horse to water," which is what I'm hoping to do by sharing these resources...Don --------------
Why Do People Develop Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders therapist, Joanna Poppink MFT says she's noticed a pattern in eating disorder patients who have come to her over the years that could make them susceptible to developing an eating disorder:
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