Communication Tips from HUG Kit, by Becky Henry, CPCC

When family members of those with eating disorders come to me in distress, one of the top topics on their minds is how to communicate with both their loved one and with the treatment team. Sadly, the treatment team has typically not met us when we were not in crisis...

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HUG Kits Education Topic Preview, by Becky Henry

When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness, some of us find we run and hide and pretend it’s not happening. Some of us will be frozen with fear, some will want to learn everything possible. And I’m sure there are dozens of other responses. What I know is...

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HUG Kits Oxygen Mask Sneak Preview

In case you missed my newsletter on St. Patty's Day, you can catch it here on my blog. As we get closer to the launch of the HUG Kits on May 9th, I'm sharing tips from each of the 10 topics covered in the HUG Kit Guidebooks that accompany the 10 videos and the...

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Support Tips from the HUG Kits

Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere after a long, rough winter for so many! We just arrived back in snow-covered Minnesota a few days ago and had the joy today of experiencing the first 50 degree F (above zero) day here on the tundra! While it is a joyful thing...

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3 Tips to Notice Emotions During Caregiving by, Becky Henry

After speaking at Rosewood Outpatient (thanks Dena Cabrera!) in Tempe, AZ with staff and parents about including parents in treatment and having shift happen, I’m back in California...now in the Central Coast Region. We’ve always heard it’s fun to drive the entire...

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Carolyn Costin’s Story, by Becky Henry

A true pioneer in the eating disorders field, Carolyn Costin generously shared her story so you can have hope. Please enjoy her revised chapter which will soon be in the Revised Second Edition of my book, Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders....

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Am I enabling my child’s eating disorder? By Becky Henry

Every day in the USA at least 23 people die from eating disorders. Full disclosure, I dislike the term “enabling” a lot. The line between being a supportive caregiver or parent, and enabling a family member struggling with an eating disorder can become blurry when...

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January Blahs, 3 Tips for Coping Now

Like it or not, the December holidays are over. And you have somehow survived, hopefully more or less intact. Many families of those with eating disorders and other mental health challenges are still reeling and trying to help loved ones. Many of you have had college...

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Has the Most Wonderful Time of Year Got You Down?

Does it seem like for everyone else, the holiday season is a time for peace, love and joy? Sometimes we believe that it’s perfect, love, light, fun, joy, sunshine and rainbows for everyone else. Usually that’s not true. For many caregivers it’s the most stressful,...

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4 Holiday Coping Tips for Caregivers to Use Now

For the majority, the holiday season is a time for family and joy.  However, for those with eating disorders, it can be one of the most stressful times of the year.  Thanksgiving, which typically revolves around food (like my favorite Scandinavian treat - Lefse) and...

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Good News from Becky Henry’s World

In case you missed my email news that went out today, here are the latest updates!So many exciting things happening here at Hope Network I could spend all day filling you in, here I'll just share 4 of them: (feel free to contact me if you want to hear...

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Your Child Has an Eating Disorder; 10 Tips to Use Now

The news can feel like waves of chaos. Education - My Top 10 Tips When a Child is Diagnosed with an Eating Disorder My Jan 24, 2018 article:  What Parents and Health Care Professionals can Expect from Residential Eating Disorders Treatment, highlighted 15 points for...

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Sorrow, Joy & Healing

Many of you have heard me talk about allowing joy and sorrow to co-exist. And I want you to know I walk this talk. No, it's not easy to do. Not easy at all. Very hard in fact. AND...it is possible.It doesn't always look a certain way. I'm not saying that they must...

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Are You Ready To Have SHIFT HAPPEN!

Fall 2018 SHIFT HAPPEN RETREAT UPDATE!SPECIAL OFFER THROUGH AUGUST 1 ONLY!Attend Becky's SHIFT HAPPENS RETREAT for only $987Give the gift of an experience to yourself now!Greetings!Are you still on the fence about attending the Fall SHIFT HAPPENS Retreat in Elkton,...

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Caregiver Support – 4 Essential Steps to do Today

Author, Becky Henry, CPCC, ACCWrites about her experiences as the premier coach for parents and other caregivers of those with eating disorders.You may recall from my article; What Parents and Health Care Professionals Can Expect from Residential Treatment...

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3 Reasons Caregivers Need Oxygen Masks on First

Author, Becky Henry, CPCC, ACC Writes about her experiences as the premier coach for parents and other caregivers of those with eating disorders. This could have been called, “10 Ways to Put Your Oxygen Mask On First Before Assisting Others” AND/but I can tell you...

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