Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Families and eating disorders recovery

It has been a while since I've written as I've been busy with the writing final pieces for the book and reading it aloud to make sure it is complete.

In reading through Carolyn Costin's chapter I came across what she shared about including families in recovery and wanted to share with you:

"When families are included in the recovery process, they can be trained to see the eating disorder is a part of the person but that the healthy person is also still there. This helps significant others work with us to strengthen their loved one's healthy self.

I find it very annoying when I hear that parents are told their loved ones will not fully recover. Although it takes a long time, studies show that in 7 to 10 years, people can be fully recovered. More recent studies are showing that with family involvement the recovery is much shorter." ~ Carolyn Costin, MFT Founder of Monte Nido Treatment Center in Malibu, CA

1 comment:

Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh said...

Thank you, Becky and Carolyn - this is wonderful!!