9/23/2009 6 Comments
Session 2 of the Monday Group
POINTS TO REMEMBER
MEDICAL ISSUES WITH EATING DISORDERS
- Your health is important, and the effects of eating disorders may not be immediately obvious. Ensure you have medical check ups regularly and take steps to address any issues raised with your doctor/nutritionist.
- GP's may not have the required training or knowledge to really understand eating disorders and their effects. I can provide a list of the blood tests recommended by Claymon Laboratories Medical Officer if you feel you want to have a check up. Please email me and I will send it to you by return. You can bring this with you to your GP, medical centre or hospital to request these tests to be done for you.
- What messages about food, eating and body shape/size are you still carrying from your childhood? Do they fit with your life and family now? What messages can you now think about letting go, and what new messages do you want to embrace for yourself and your family?
We spoke about affirmations during the session, and Emer kindly mentioned the Louise Hay CD. See details below, it is available from Amazon.co.uk.
Self-esteem Affirmations: Motivational Affirmations for Building Confidence and Recognizing Self-worth by Louise L. Hay (Audio CD - 29 Sep 2003) Buy new: £6.99 £5.49 29 Used & new from £2.64.
We also pinned up some affirmations on the board. Whilst in session with a client yesterday, I brought the board into the room, and my client chose "It's ok not to know (here)" as her personal affirmation for the week. She also suggested two other affirmations that I liked and will add to the board:
1. I can be myself here.
2. I will not be judged here.
Please feel free to post your own affirmations on this board to share with the rest of the group if you wish.
Emma Murphy, Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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