Eating Disorders Caregiver Burnout – Steps to Survival, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Eating Disorders Caregiver Burnout – Steps to Survival, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Climbing the long, steep, muddy incline out of a dark, deep abyss first requires one to realize a few key concepts: 1. That one is in fact in an abyss. 2. That being there isn’t serving anyone. 3. That one is worthy of getting out. 4. That there is hope to get out. 5....
Nourishing Hope for Eating Disorders Recovery

Nourishing Hope for Eating Disorders Recovery

Families with whom I’ve spoken over the 16+ years of coaching parents & other family caregivers of those with eating disorders have shared that it’s difficult during the journey to have hope. That’s an understatement.  Some parents tell me they feel like running...
Eating Disorders Caregivers Effectiveness – Tools to Use Now, by Becky Henry

Eating Disorders Caregivers Effectiveness – Tools to Use Now, by Becky Henry

We often need to hear something several times to truly incorporate the knowledge. And when we are in a fear state due to a child having a life threatening illness, it can take hearing a message many times and many ways to really embrace a strong understanding.  This...
Eating Disorder Caregivers Counting Chia Seeds, by Becky Henry

Eating Disorder Caregivers Counting Chia Seeds, by Becky Henry

Many family caregivers and/or parents of a child with an eating disorder have shared with me over the past 16 years that there was a point at which they knew their life had to change. Often there are many small moments that have become eerily common and almost feel...
Eating Disorders Caregiver Burnout, by Becky Henry

Eating Disorders Caregiver Burnout, by Becky Henry

Parents and other family caregivers of those with eating disorders often want to give up and/or run away. Anxiety and fear are normal reactions to seeing your child/family member disappear before your eyes.  The demands on a family caregiver are so profound I often...
Eating Disorder Parent Coach – Becky Henry, CPCC

Eating Disorder Parent Coach – Becky Henry, CPCC

 During what feels like a lifetime ago while trying to support a loved one in eating disorder treatment, I had almost no support. It was in the dark ages of treatment research in which parents (especially mothers) were seen as the cause. Not super helpful as you can...