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Many people with eating disorders find significant Eating Disorder Support through community support groups and workshops. Recovery is very difficult, if not impossible to sustain on your own. Groups are designed to give individuals the opportunity to learn from others, to reach out for help from people who understand, and to encourage each other towards balanced health.
Statistically, those trying to maintain balanced eating and compulsive thoughts and behaviors on their own succeed less frequently. Eating disorders can be psychologically, physically and emotionally all consuming. Meeting with others takes some of the power away from the isolation of the obsessive thoughts and feelings that generate the disease. The sooner a person gets help, the sooner they will regain physical health and balanced thoughts and emotions.
People with eating disorders are constantly trying to filter and resist negative messages they hear and see from their own minds, from the media and from their social circles require conscious effort Many who remain with support groups find that they regret not engaging sooner. They find peace, gratification and consolation. They feel heard. They feel understood – finally.
Reaching out for help does not mean you’re weak. It takes a lot of courage and strength to decide to get well. The more support a person has for their recovery – support they empower themselves with – the better their recovery will be and the longer it will last. While one of the hardest things to do is be seen, it is the very thing you need to do to dissipate the power of the eating disorder. Therapy, accountability with community, a sense of community and belonging and renewing/strengthening recovery progress creates a foundation to lean into day to day and when things get tough. There is finally a reprieve and it needs to be lifted up and empowered.