As many of you know, going in and out of traditional treatment centers, doesn't always work. You can be caught in the cycle of the eating disorder, weight restoration, desperation, despair, and self sabotage over and over again. But what if there was something else to try, that could offer you a different way to look at your relationship with yourself, your history with your eating disorder, and a way to find freedom.
When I was struggling, some of the things that helped me, were things not offered at the treatment centers. One of my most transformative activities was joining a writing group. It was a passion of mine and when I joined the group, it allowed me to focus on something other than the eating disorder. I was surrounded by a community that shared the same passion and that wanted to see me thrive. It was in developing relationships outside of treatment and my eating disorder acquaintances that allowed me to realize the beauty and possibilities that life had to offer.
We can't all rely on the same healing modalities to navigate our recovery process. It's in discovering what works for you, that can be the most powerful aspect of healing. Therefore we need to find our own ways of healing and Living Proof MN will offer you the opportunity to find those avenues. This could be working with animals such as horses and llamas, experiencing photography to see yourself in a different way, walking through the woods to experience stillness and calm, using art and music to express yourself, your fears, and your dreams, or an afternoon at a county fair. You never know what kind of activity will set you on the path to a life in recovery.
These alternative therapies, adventures, and events can help us focus on something other than the eating disorder, allow you to find value in yourself, realize your talents and strengths, and discover your self-worth, potential, and the best version of yourself that you can be. I look forward to walking alongside you on your self-discovery journey. Don't wait another day to begin your life in recovery.
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