29 December, 2014 at 5:48 PM, by Stella Stathi

Could therapy help you lose weight? The psychology of overeating explained

Just like in other forms of disordered eating, overeating develops as a coping mechanism; a way for people to deal with painful or challenging emotions or situations in their lives, or to satisfy fundamental, unmet needs. However, even though this behaviour can provide momentary relief and escape from intolerable situations, it also triggers negative, self-deprecating feelings, which lead to further episodes of overeating, thus perpetuating a vicious circle of emotional turmoil. Continue Reading

29 December, 2014 at 5:29 PM, by Stella Stathi

How to cope with Eating Disorders at Christmas and New Year

Mindfulness is one of the most useful and effective tools that people affected by disordered eating can employ to deal with the challenging holiday period. This involves becoming aware of your moment-to-moment experience, without judging it or trying to change it in any way, but by relating to it with an attitude of compassion and curiosity. Continue Reading


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