March 2010 Archive
Skills and Strategies for Parents and Partners: Workshop with Kristine Tippen, PhD, LLP and Judith Banker, MA, LLP, FAED
|April 17, 2010|
|9:00 AM||to||2:00 PM|
Skills and Strategies for Parents and Partners Workshop. Hosted by Kristine Tippen, PhD, LLP and Judith Banker, MA, LLP FAED at the Center for Eating Disorders, Ann Arbor Michigan. Register at email@example.com
For most people early on, the idea of eating disorder recovery feels unattainable and impossible. As therapy progresses and eating normalizes, people often reflect back on that place acknowledging how foreign recovery once seemed compared the attainable reality of the present.
Entering into recovery from any type of eating disorder requires a difficult leap of faith. It means letting go of a safety raft that has consistently served you, although not well, through some rocky waters. It means having faith that you are able to swim alone and can make it to shore without that raft.
Letting go of the raft requires managing painful feelings, tolerating periods of discomfort and being okay with that. It also means gaining something back–your life. The truth is, life is full of murky and rocky waters. It is full of peaceful and beautiful ones as well. You deserve to have both without the pull of the eating disorder demanding pieces of you.
If you are not ready to let go of that raft today, perhaps you can dip your toe into the water. You may be surprised at how good it feels.
Join Dr.Tippen and Judith Banker, MA, LLP, FAED for at the Center for Eating Disorders (111 N. Main Street Ann Arbor Michigan 48104) for a workshop titled Skills and Strategies for Parents and Partners. The workshop will be held on Saturday April 17th from 9:00-2:00 p.m. It will address many issues pertinent to understanding and coping with a loved one’s eating disorder.
The workshop will teach you to:
* Identify your caregiver style
* Pick your battles– when to support and when to walk away
* Recognize the eating disorder voice
* Tips for dealing with chronic illness
To register, contact the Center for Eating Disorders at (734) 668-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org