NOTE: This episode could be triggering**
In the last of our 5 part series on Unpacking Eating Disorders Sarah Terwilligar https://www.sarahterwilligar.com discusses parental self-reflection and the importance of being healthy and seeking one’s own support. Supporting a loved one struggling with eating and/or an eating disorder can be really difficult. Noticing how and what you say verbally and non-verbally has an impact on the child/youth in your environment and this includes things like dieting. Children and teens should not be dieting and reflecting on your desire to “diet” and all that comes with this has an impact. Increasing your awareness about what is difficult for the child or youth, especially around family dinners, special holidays, celebrations and traditions or going shopping or out for dinner as a family is key as well.
Please note, any and all information provided by this podcast should not be used as a substitute to seeking professional guidance that may be relevant to your own personal situation. This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for mental health therapy.
Sarah Terwilligar https://www.sarahterwilligar.com
Virtual Eating Disorder Caregiver Coaching Group https://julieclarketherapy.com/services/the-eating-disorder-coaching-group
Eva Musby – https://anorexiafamily.com/
VIDEO – Individual support for parents of a child with an eating disorder, from Eva Musby – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WNCgyDHC5Y