Are you ready to unravel the complexities of eating disorders? Explore the challenging journey of overcoming eating disorders as Duane sits down with Scarlett O’Connor, a London-based therapist specializing in eating disorder recovery.
Scarlett shares her personal struggle with eating disorders that began at nine, starting with binge eating and then developing into anorexia. She discusses how her sense of self changed as she began to lose weight and receive positive feedback from society, and the physical and emotional toll anorexia took on her body.
They dig deep into the nuts and bolts of eating disorders and their addictive nature. Scarlett shares how her disorder was ingrained in her identity and became an integral part of her life, affecting her mental and physical health. She further dives into her crisis point and the arduous decision she had to make to survive. They also discuss the crucial role of separating one’s identity from their disorder and how to help someone who may be at the start of their recovery journey.
In this episode, you will hear:
- Navigating eating disorders and addiction and their impact on physical and mental health
- Overcoming eating disorders and how to help someone in recovery
- Separating the disorder from the person and how to talk to the voice of the disorder
- The sectioning process for eating disorders
- Supporting eating disorder recovery by focusing on the present
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