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How to Support a Loved One with an Eating Disorder Without Enabling – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

How to Support a Loved One with an Eating Disorder Without Enabling – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Every day in the USA at least 23 people die from eating disorders. The line between being a supportive caregiver or parent, and enabling a family member struggling with an eating disorder can become blurry when fears run the show. Enabling is defined as ‘Protecting...
How to Support a Loved One With an Eating Disorder through Treatment – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

How to Support a Loved One With an Eating Disorder through Treatment – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Family caregivers of those with eating disorders have often told me that it broke their hearts to take a child or other loved one to a Residential Treatment Center (RES or RTC). Often this can feel like a “last ditch effort” to families new to this. Learning the...
How to Support a Loved one with an Eating Disorder via Communication – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

How to Support a Loved one with an Eating Disorder via Communication – 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, after beginning to tackle fears, is how to communicate with both their loved one and with the treatment team. Sadly, treatment teams have typically not met...
How to Support a Loved one with an Eating Disorder via Communication – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

How to Support a Loved One with an Eating Disorder via Education – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

How Education about Eating Disorders Helps Caregivers BE More Effective for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness, some of us want to run and hide and pretend it’s not happening. Some of us will be frozen with fear,...
Joy and Sorrow Can Co-exist for Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC, ACC

Joy and Sorrow Can Co-exist for Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC, ACC

While waking up this morning this all came to me in about 15 minutes. You see, today, after a month of alternately working my tail off and walking my talk of life balance with self-care, fun, friends and colleagues, my family are coming to visit us in Palm Desert and...