Deciding to receive eating disorder therapy can be a huge step in your life. You may feel that you have the resources to face this challenge on your own. You say to yourself that you have support from those who are close to you. However, finding a therapist qualified in eating disorder therapy can be extremely helpful in achieving success. Therapist are trained to help you process past events. They stand on neutral ground, which can be beneficial. Your therapist will help keep you accountable. These things can allow you to overcome your overeating.

Many times eating disorders start prior to the actual symptoms developing. They stem from past events that led you to turn to food as a comfort. As this pattern grows, it turns into overeating to reduce the emotional pain you feel. Eating disorder therapy can help you process those past events that led to your unhealthy relationship with food. This type of therapist can lead you to a new way of thinking about past events. Processing these past events and learning how to move on from them is one of the most important steps in eating disorder therapy.

You may be wondering why you can't just talk with your friends and loved ones about the stressful events in your life. If you were to keep your problems bottled up in your head and try to solve them on your own, it would be difficult. This is because you are emotionally involved. You could even justify your overeating as the best way to handle problems. This is the same for your family and friends. They too have emotions involved in your overeating. They will be willing to listen, but constructive advise may not be there. Their advice will be based off of their emotions and what they hope will happen throughout the course of your eating disorder therapy. This is not to say they cannot be helpful, but the main work will be done in formal therapy.

If you were to attempt to control your eating on your own, you would not have the support to go back and process past pains. On top of that, you may not have the accountability that comes from seeking eating disorder therapy. By coming and talking with someone each week you become accountable for your actions. This can help keep you on track and heading towards a healthy relationship with food.

If you have had struggles with overeating, you are not alone. Many people have these same struggles. You can begin the journey of overcoming overeating by starting eating disorder therapy. This type of therapy can help you overcome any past events that have led you to overeating in the first place. It also allows for a neutral party to provide advise and knowledge. By accepting therapy you are also holding yourself accountable. Eating disorder therapy can help you develop a healthy relationship with food and yourself!

Author's Bio: 

The above article is based on the book, "Winning Overeating" by Ofira Shaul. Ofira is a Naturopathy doctor. This experiential, self-development leader has devoted her life to finding the best natural way to obtain permanent weight loss while improving the total quality of your life. Her all-natural program does not require you to use any pills, count calories, or starve yourself.

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