Eating Disorders - The Signs & Where to Get Help

Eating Disorders - The Signs & Where to Get Help

An eating disorder is often described in an overall term as an ‘unhealthy attitude to food’.

 

Symptoms include eating too much or too little or becoming obsessed with body shape and or weight, ranging from spending a lot of time worrying and having very strict routines and habits to severe changes in your mood or making yourself sick after you eat.

 

But the overall attitude to food itself is the main symptom - and like many feelings and attitudes there is often an underlying cause.

 

If you believe you may be affected by an eating disorder we would advise that you seek help as soon as you can.

 

See your GP, who can refer you to a specialist, or speak to a counsellor about why you think you may be suffering from an eating disorder.

 

It can be very difficult to make the first step - and you may want to take it with someone who is not connected with you and your life.

 

Here at the centre therapist Hilary Stock offers an exploratory session to give people an opportunity to ask any questions they may have, giving Hilary a sense of what is troubling them so that she can see whether therapy may be an option - and there is no obligation to continue after this session if people don’t feel it is right for them.

 

Hilary sees adults of all ages, and has experience of working with a range of issues including eating disorders, low self-esteem and issues around body image both with short-term-focused counselling and longer-term psychotherapeutic work.

 

Hilary says: “Seeking counselling or psychotherapy doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. It means you're taking a step towards improving the quality of your life.

 

“By listening closely to what is being communicated through a symptom rather than setting out to eradicate it, by giving it the attention it needs and working through it together, we may reach a place of deeper healing.”

 

You can find out more information, or contact Hilary, via our centre page https://integralhealthshrewsbury.com/about-us/our-practitioners/hilary-stock/

 

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The Centre for Integral Health was started in 2013 by director Ben Calder after studying Integral theory since 2011 and over 10 years of professional practice of kinesiology and Bowen fascia Release Technique, coupled with the desire to explore the application of the Integral Model in relation to health.

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