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10 Helpful Things to Say to Someone with an Eating Disorder

10 Helpful Things to Say to Someone with an Eating Disorder



I often hear from clients I see in therapy sessions, in groups and in training about how people (professionals, family, friends, colleagues etc.) say the 'wrong thing' (e.g. if you just eat something you will feel a lot better').


Arggggh, it's really unhelpful isn't it? We all know people are just trying to help, however, such comments often leave us feeling shameful, guilty, misunderstood and a whole host of other things.


The article by Beat, below, focuses on some helpful things you can say to someone experiencing an eating disorder. Of course, we are all different and so what may be helpful to one person may not be helpful to another, so acceptance and empathy are required.
 
What do you think?

Article here: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/your-stories/10-things-say-someone-with-an-eating-disorder







If you are living on Glasgow or West of Scotland and looking for help and support for an eating disorder or a difficult relationship with food, feel free to get in touch with my eating disorder practice, Talking EDs. See what I can offer in terms of help, support, therapy, CBT, counselling and more: www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk

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