Using Fear and Stress Management Techniques to Recover from Anorexia
I explained in the last podcast how I used information from the FEAST website on Family-Based Therapy to kick start my own inner mealtime matron. That was probably the single biggest initiative for me in my recovery — establishing that my eating disorder was not “me”, which let to being able to foster a healthy hate of Anorexia, and develop an inner voice ordering me to eat.
In this post, I’m going to explain how I used knowledge about the parts of my brain that control fear, to overcome the fight-flight response to eating.
I explain how I used research into phobias, fear, stress, and techniques to overcome the stress fight-or-flight response to understand what was going on in my brain to cause me to have such a fear response to food.
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