Lynda Moss, M.A., CCC, n.d.
Canadian Certified Counsleor
47 Atkins Rd., Conception Bay South, NL
If you have an eating disorder, you may believe that by being in control of what you eat, you can control your life. By rediscovering who you truly are you can overcome an eating disorder. Psychotherapy for an eating disorder involves learning to recognize and deal with your emotions in healthy ways, rather than using food as a substitute. If you have tried to manage your eating disorder but you feel “stuck” you may be discouraged and feel helpless. The problem is not willpower. Willpower cannot help you manage stress, negative emotions, and recover. Psychotherapy can help you to distinguish Self-defeating habits and create new life-enhancing strategies and emotional wellness.
Kerri Hayley, BA (Psych), MC (Counselling Psych)
Certified Canadian Counsellor
878 Topsail Road, Unit B, Mount Pearl, NL
Today's media culture, emphasis on dieting, and high stress environments have contributed to restrictive or compulsive eating habits. Many social events are created around food and this can be extremely challenging for a person with an eating disorder. Through slow small changes, and empowerment of self by concentrating on strengths, eating behaviours can be changed so the focus is on life and not the next meal.