Eating issues are a very common problem for a number of people. Often during times of stress or anxiety we can find our eating habits change. For some, this means over eating as a way to self-sooth, for others this could be restricting our eating or forgetting to eat. This can cause a number of issues around how a person feels about themselves. Self -confidence and esteem often decrease when our weight changes. It is therefore, important for us to develop strong and healthy strategies to find new ways to self-sooth or manage our eating issues.
There are also number of Eating Disorders that can affect a person’s wellbeing. Each of these disorders can often be a way of coping with the feelings of powerlessness and overwhelming emotions.
- Anorexia Nervosa – deliberate weight loss with a fear of weight gain and obesity.
- Bulimia Nervosa – uncontrolled and repeated binge eating with a focus on food, body weight, size and shape.
How we can help
Shore Therapy has experience working with both types of eating disorders and general stress related eating issues. The therapists at shore therapy use a variety of different techniques to manage these issues. Such as, empathetic intervention, basic education, food/behaviour diaries, eating plans, development of new coping strategies, sensory modulation, distress tolerance skills, and development of insight. Each of these is based on a safe, strong and trustworthy therapeutic relationship that is developed between you and your chosen therapist.