Autism is a neurological disorder that causes impaired social interaction, limited verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behavior. It is estimated to affect as many as 25 million people worldwide. While the condition manifests differently in everyone, it’s not uncommon for it to impact a person’s behaviors in a way that makes them susceptible to developing an eating disorder. As we tell the people we work with at our teen eating disorder recovery center, there are certain things people with autism can do to help ensure they make positive progress. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2u7exB3
Guided imagery therapy involves the use of visualization to promote healthier behaviors and thoughts in people with eating disorders and other conditions. At our teen eating disorder recovery center we know that the images you create and hold in your mind can have a powerful influence on your emotional and mental health.
How Does Guided Imagery Therapy Work?
There is a strong correlation between what we picture in our minds and what we feel in our bodies. This is due to the direct connection between the visual cortex in our brains and various areas of our nervous system. Guided imagery therapy seeks to stimulate these paths in ways that produce positive improvements in the participant’s emotional and physical states. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2sGha9v
Teens who are battling an eating disorder tend to shut down when it comes to communication, not only with their friends and loved ones, but with themselves as well. And while it feels good to not have to talk about the issues they’re facing, that lack of openness ultimately hinders their recovery efforts. We encourage the young people we work with at our teen eating disorder recovery center to restart that internal dialog by journaling. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2kAfQzE
We’re all familiar with irrational thoughts—those ideas that originate in the darker parts of our mind and that when exposed to the light of awareness, are clearly unhealthy. Unfortunately, as we find with the people we work with at our teen eating disorder recovery center, we sometimes accept those irrational thoughts as valid even when they aren’t. It’s especially easy to do when you are battling an eating disorder. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2m8YLme