Someone wrote to me the other day, which I’ll paraphrase:
“I started researching overeating disorders the other day and nearly gave up because there was so much stuff. I didn’t know where to start – clinics, books, therapists, support groups. I hate feeling this bloated all the time and I know I have to face the music. I am ready to do the work! But I have no clue about the different treatments. It’s so frustrating that there are so many different treatment options out there. I just want to know what path to pick and begin doing the work.”
First, let’s acknowledge and give this person credit and a huge shout-out.
Because your first step is reaching out and asking for help. That’s always your first step. You gotta ask for help.
I remember in school my teacher would say if you ask a question, you are doing other people a favor because chances are they have the same question
Asking for help is no small achievement.
It’s the first step and deserves recognition. So thank you.
In the video I basically say…
What’s your biggest problem regarding food?
People, feelings, or thoughts?
Just gut feeling. Maybe you have problems with all three.
But which area causes you the biggest concern – people, feelings, or thoughts? Because here’s my rule of thumb for treatments:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy= thoughts
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy = people
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy = feelings
Now what about you?
What is your biggest problem is around food – people, thoughts, or feelings?
PS – I have a knack for helping people with thoughts and feelings around food. If that’s you and you’d